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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 83 23 43
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 11 36 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.19% 6.74% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 8.67% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 5
Median daily rate £305 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £318 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £357 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +8.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
815 415 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.49% 77.72% 80.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 269 272
Median daily rate £320 £368 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -19.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
3 17 (41.46%) Automated Testing
4 14 (34.15%) C#
4 14 (34.15%) Test Strategy
5 13 (31.71%) Risk Analysis
5 13 (31.71%) Scrum
6 12 (29.27%) Knowledge Management
6 12 (29.27%) HP
6 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
7 11 (26.83%) Selenium
7 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
7 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
7 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
7 11 (26.83%) .NET
8 10 (24.39%) QA
9 9 (21.95%) WCAG
9 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
9 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
9 9 (21.95%) CRM
10 8 (19.51%) ADO.NET
10 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
10 8 (19.51%) Web Services
10 8 (19.51%) XML
10 8 (19.51%) Java
10 8 (19.51%) HP UFT
10 8 (19.51%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (19.51%) Degree
10 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.07%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SNMP
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Cucumber
1 11 (26.83%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) HP UFT
3 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
4 5 (12.20%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.76%) JUnit
5 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.76%) RSpec
6 3 (7.32%) eggPlant
6 3 (7.32%) JIRA
6 3 (7.32%) JMeter
General
1 4 (9.76%) Games
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Developer
1 8 (19.51%) Test Engineer
1 8 (19.51%) Tester
2 7 (17.07%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) CRM Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Functional Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Application Security Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) .NET
2 8 (19.51%) ADO.NET
2 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
2 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 8 (19.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) CESG
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
1 3 (7.32%) Mac OS X
1 3 (7.32%) VME
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Test Scripting
3 17 (41.46%) Automated Testing
4 14 (34.15%) Test Strategy
5 13 (31.71%) Risk Analysis
5 13 (31.71%) Scrum
6 12 (29.27%) Knowledge Management
7 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
8 9 (21.95%) CRM
8 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
8 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
9 7 (17.07%) Integration Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (14.63%) TDD
10 6 (14.63%) User Stories
11 5 (12.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (12.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.20%) OWASP
11 5 (12.20%) Protective Monitoring
11 5 (12.20%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.51%) Java
4 7 (17.07%) Python
4 7 (17.07%) Ruby
5 4 (9.76%) Scala
6 3 (7.32%) C
6 3 (7.32%) Perl
6 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.88%) COBOL
8 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 9 (21.95%) WCAG
3 5 (12.20%) GPG13
3 5 (12.20%) WAI
4 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) HP
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) ICL