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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 39 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 46 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.75% 4.15% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 4.75% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 2
Median daily rate £350 £405 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +18.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
635 569 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 93.25% 87.54% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 384 158
Median daily rate £388 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% -12.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 68 (80.95%) Selenium
2 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (65.48%) TDD
3 55 (65.48%) QA
4 54 (64.29%) Java
5 48 (57.14%) Automated Testing
6 47 (55.95%) Scala
7 46 (54.76%) Automation Testing
8 45 (53.57%) Jenkins
9 41 (48.81%) Cucumber
10 38 (45.24%) User Stories
11 37 (44.05%) BDD
12 36 (42.86%) WebDriver
13 35 (41.67%) Test Scripting
14 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
14 29 (34.52%) RSpec
15 28 (33.33%) Web Testing
15 28 (33.33%) Ruby
15 28 (33.33%) JUnit
15 28 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
16 27 (32.14%) Gherkin
17 26 (30.95%) Web Services
17 26 (30.95%) HP UFT
18 23 (27.38%) JIRA
19 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (26.19%) Unit Testing
19 22 (26.19%) XML
19 22 (26.19%) Continuous Delivery
20 21 (25.00%) Scrum
20 21 (25.00%) Confluence

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 21 (25.00%) Confluence
2 7 (8.33%) nginx
2 7 (8.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 68 (80.95%) Selenium
2 45 (53.57%) Jenkins
3 41 (48.81%) Cucumber
4 36 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 29 (34.52%) RSpec
6 28 (33.33%) JUnit
7 26 (30.95%) HP UFT
8 23 (27.38%) JIRA
9 13 (15.48%) Sahi
9 13 (15.48%) SoapUI
9 13 (15.48%) WATIR
10 7 (8.33%) Eclipse
10 7 (8.33%) IntelliJ
10 7 (8.33%) NetBeans
11 6 (7.14%) LoadRunner
12 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
13 1 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 19 (22.62%) Games
2 3 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Tester
2 24 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 24 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 23 (27.38%) Automation Tester
4 18 (21.43%) QA Test Engineer
5 16 (19.05%) Quality Engineer
6 13 (15.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 13 (15.48%) Selenium Tester
7 10 (11.90%) QA Tester
8 8 (9.52%) Agile Tester
8 8 (9.52%) Developer
9 7 (8.33%) Senior QA Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (7.14%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) QA Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.76%) Analyst
12 4 (4.76%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.14%) Gherkin
2 26 (30.95%) Web Services
3 22 (26.19%) XML
4 19 (22.62%) RESTful
5 16 (19.05%) JSON
6 14 (16.67%) .NET
7 9 (10.71%) CSS
7 9 (10.71%) HTML
7 9 (10.71%) Node.js
8 7 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.33%) D3.js
8 7 (8.33%) jQuery
8 7 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.71%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.57%) NHS
3 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) PKI
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.19%) Linux
1 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (65.48%) TDD
3 48 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 46 (54.76%) Automation Testing
5 38 (45.24%) User Stories
6 37 (44.05%) BDD
7 35 (41.67%) Test Scripting
8 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
9 28 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
9 28 (33.33%) Web Testing
10 22 (26.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (26.19%) Unit Testing
11 21 (25.00%) Scrum
12 19 (22.62%) API Testing
12 19 (22.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (22.62%) Kanban
13 16 (19.05%) Open Source
14 13 (15.48%) Performance Testing
14 13 (15.48%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (64.29%) Java
2 47 (55.95%) Scala
3 28 (33.33%) Ruby
4 19 (22.62%) Groovy
5 13 (15.48%) C#
5 13 (15.48%) Python
5 13 (15.48%) SQL
6 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) ISEB
4 3 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (65.48%) QA
2 19 (22.62%) WCAG
3 9 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Atlassian
2 6 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
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