The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 62 50 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.70% 2.83% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.43% 3.37% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 4
Median daily rate £300 £304 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £256 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £315 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -18.33%
Test Automation
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
812 624 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.45% 84.21% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 420 214
Median daily rate £325 £430 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 23 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £12.35 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 31 (60.78%) Test Strategy
2 30 (58.82%) Automated Testing
3 28 (54.90%) Risk Analysis
4 23 (45.10%) Knowledge Management
5 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
6 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (33.33%) TDD
6 17 (33.33%) HP
7 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 15 (29.41%) Virtual Team
8 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
8 14 (27.45%) Project Management
8 14 (27.45%) Degree
9 13 (25.49%) BDD
10 12 (23.53%) Mentoring
11 11 (21.57%) Data Mining
11 11 (21.57%) QA
11 11 (21.57%) Selenium
12 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
12 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (17.65%) HP UFT
13 9 (17.65%) Java
13 9 (17.65%) XML
14 7 (13.73%) SQL
14 7 (13.73%) Quality Management
14 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Internet
14 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Ruby

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Selenium
2 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
3 9 (17.65%) HP UFT
4 6 (11.76%) Sahi
4 6 (11.76%) WATIR
5 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.88%) JUnit
7 3 (5.88%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.88%) RSpec
General
1 3 (5.88%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Tester
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Functional Tester
4 6 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) QA Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) COBOL Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) XML
2 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) Ajax
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) XHTML
4 2 (3.92%) JSON
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) VME
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (60.78%) Test Strategy
2 30 (58.82%) Automated Testing
3 28 (54.90%) Risk Analysis
4 23 (45.10%) Knowledge Management
5 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (33.33%) TDD
6 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 14 (27.45%) Project Management
8 13 (25.49%) BDD
9 12 (23.53%) Mentoring
10 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (13.73%) Automation Testing
11 7 (13.73%) Data Management
11 7 (13.73%) Functional Testing
11 7 (13.73%) Open Source
11 7 (13.73%) Quality Management
11 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
11 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
11 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) Ruby
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) Scala
5 2 (3.92%) COBOL
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
6 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) Degree
2 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (7.84%) ISEB
4 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) WCAG
3 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) ICL
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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