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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 73 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 38 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.33% 2.39% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 2.81% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 4
Median daily rate £321 £308 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £270 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £315 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -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
984 677 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.32% 85.16% 84.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 478 260
Median daily rate £400 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 22
Median hourly rate £34.33 £18.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.70% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £10.94 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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 35 (53.03%) Automated Testing
2 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (45.45%) TDD
4 29 (43.94%) Test Strategy
5 26 (39.39%) Risk Analysis
6 22 (33.33%) Java
6 22 (33.33%) BDD
7 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
7 21 (31.82%) Knowledge Management
8 19 (28.79%) QA
8 19 (28.79%) Software Engineering
8 19 (28.79%) Selenium
8 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (28.79%) Unit Testing
9 18 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 18 (27.27%) XML
10 16 (24.24%) HP
10 16 (24.24%) Internet
10 16 (24.24%) Quality Management
10 16 (24.24%) Data Management
11 15 (22.73%) Cucumber
12 14 (21.21%) Virtual Team
12 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
12 14 (21.21%) Project Management
12 14 (21.21%) JavaScript
13 13 (19.70%) Degree
13 13 (19.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 13 (19.70%) Microservices
14 12 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (18.18%) SDLC

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 9 (13.64%) Confluence
2 7 (10.61%) nginx
2 7 (10.61%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Network Security
2 1 (1.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.67%) JIRA
4 10 (15.15%) HP UFT
4 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 9 (13.64%) WebDriver
6 7 (10.61%) Eclipse
6 7 (10.61%) IntelliJ
6 7 (10.61%) JUnit
6 7 (10.61%) NetBeans
6 7 (10.61%) RSpec
7 6 (9.09%) Sahi
7 6 (9.09%) WATIR
8 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.52%) JMeter
General
1 7 (10.61%) Games
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Software Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Tester
3 11 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) QA Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 8 (12.12%) Test Manager
6 7 (10.61%) Developer
6 7 (10.61%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Functional Tester
7 6 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Senior QA Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.55%) Java Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Lead Developer
11 2 (3.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.27%) XML
2 12 (18.18%) CSS
2 12 (18.18%) HTML
3 11 (16.67%) Node.js
4 9 (13.64%) Web Services
5 7 (10.61%) .NET
5 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
5 7 (10.61%) D3.js
5 7 (10.61%) jQuery
5 7 (10.61%) Spring
6 6 (9.09%) JSON
7 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
8 3 (4.55%) Ajax
8 3 (4.55%) RESTful
8 3 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Virtual Team
2 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) PKI
3 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) VME
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.52%) Unix
2 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Automated Testing
2 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (45.45%) TDD
4 29 (43.94%) Test Strategy
5 26 (39.39%) Risk Analysis
6 22 (33.33%) BDD
7 21 (31.82%) Knowledge Management
8 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (28.79%) Software Engineering
8 19 (28.79%) Unit Testing
9 18 (27.27%) Test Scripting
10 16 (24.24%) Data Management
10 16 (24.24%) Quality Management
11 14 (21.21%) Project Management
12 13 (19.70%) Microservices
13 12 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (18.18%) Mentoring
13 12 (18.18%) SDLC
14 11 (16.67%) Automation Testing
15 10 (15.15%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.15%) Scala
4 8 (12.12%) Ruby
5 7 (10.61%) SQL
6 3 (4.55%) Groovy
7 2 (3.03%) C#
7 2 (3.03%) COBOL
7 2 (3.03%) Python
8 1 (1.52%) C
8 1 (1.52%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) PHP
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 13 (19.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (19.70%) Degree
4 4 (6.06%) ISEB
4 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
2 7 (10.61%) WCAG
3 5 (7.58%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.52%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) HP
2 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.52%) ICL
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle