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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 34 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 26 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.51% 4.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.74% 5.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 0
Average daily rate
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£373 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
Test Automation
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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
453 250 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 78.65% 73.53% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 184 58
Average daily rate £388 £360 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.34 £33.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.21% +76.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 23 (51.11%) Automated Testing
1 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (48.89%) SQL
3 21 (46.67%) TDD
3 21 (46.67%) QA
4 19 (42.22%) Java
5 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (40.00%) BDD
6 17 (37.78%) Open Source
6 17 (37.78%) Web Services
6 17 (37.78%) XML
7 16 (35.56%) Project Management
8 15 (33.33%) MongoDB
8 15 (33.33%) NoSQL
8 15 (33.33%) RESTful
9 13 (28.89%) Test Strategy
10 12 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
11 11 (24.44%) Knowledge Management
11 11 (24.44%) Selenium
11 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
11 11 (24.44%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (20.00%) Degree
13 8 (17.78%) Scala
13 8 (17.78%) HP UFT
14 7 (15.56%) HP
14 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
15 6 (13.33%) VME
15 6 (13.33%) Ruby
16 5 (11.11%) ICL
16 5 (11.11%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) IIS
1 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) ATM
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 15 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) HP UFT
3 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.11%) WATIR
4 5 (11.11%) Sahi
5 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.67%) RSpec
6 3 (6.67%) JUnit
6 3 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
7 1 (2.22%) JBehave
7 1 (2.22%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Games
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 15 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) QA Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Developer
5 6 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Scala Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Senior Programme Manager
10 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) Web Services
1 17 (37.78%) XML
2 15 (33.33%) RESTful
3 5 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
5 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) Mustache
5 1 (2.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.22%) Online Banking
1 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) VME
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Automated Testing
1 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (46.67%) TDD
3 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) BDD
4 17 (37.78%) Open Source
5 16 (35.56%) Project Management
6 13 (28.89%) Test Strategy
7 12 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (24.44%) Knowledge Management
8 11 (24.44%) Agile Project Management
8 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Scrum
10 3 (6.67%) Web Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
11 2 (4.44%) Validation
11 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
11 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) Java
3 8 (17.78%) Scala
4 6 (13.33%) Ruby
5 3 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (4.44%) COBOL
6 2 (4.44%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) HP
2 5 (11.11%) ICL
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.22%) TSYS
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