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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 94 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.85% 5.10% 4.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 6.42% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 5
Median daily rate £318 £373 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.76% +7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £445 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
1195 452 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.32% 79.44% 72.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 305 203
Median daily rate £320 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 29 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -55.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.32 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 20 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
4 18 (40.91%) Risk Analysis
4 18 (40.91%) Automated Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Knowledge Management
5 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
6 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 11 (25.00%) XML
7 11 (25.00%) HP
8 9 (20.45%) CRM
8 9 (20.45%) C#
8 9 (20.45%) .NET
9 8 (18.18%) ADO.NET
9 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 8 (18.18%) Web Services
9 8 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 8 (18.18%) TDD
9 8 (18.18%) QA
9 8 (18.18%) Degree
9 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (15.91%) Virtual Team
10 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
10 7 (15.91%) Data Management
10 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
10 7 (15.91%) BDD
10 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing

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 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.36%) HP UFT
3 4 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.82%) Selenium
5 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) JMeter
6 1 (2.27%) JUnit
6 1 (2.27%) RSpec
General
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Tester
2 9 (20.45%) Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Functional Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) CRM Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (2.27%) Security Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) XML
2 9 (20.45%) .NET
3 8 (18.18%) ADO.NET
3 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 8 (18.18%) Web Services
4 3 (6.82%) Ajax
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
4 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 3 (6.82%) XHTML
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Virtual Team
2 5 (11.36%) CESG
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) VME
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 20 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 18 (40.91%) Automated Testing
3 18 (40.91%) Risk Analysis
4 15 (34.09%) Knowledge Management
5 9 (20.45%) CRM
6 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 8 (18.18%) TDD
7 7 (15.91%) BDD
7 7 (15.91%) Data Management
7 7 (15.91%) Quality Management
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.45%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) COBOL
4 2 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Scala
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
2 5 (11.36%) WCAG
3 4 (9.09%) GPG13
3 4 (9.09%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.27%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) ICL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle