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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 84 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.38% 4.30% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 5.36% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 1
Median daily rate £311 £315 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +3.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
1048 541 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.04% 80.27% 77.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 357 184
Median daily rate £323 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.28% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 25 10
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £10.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 July 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 26 (63.41%) Test Strategy
2 25 (60.98%) Automated Testing
3 24 (58.54%) Risk Analysis
4 21 (51.22%) Knowledge Management
5 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
6 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
7 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (34.15%) HP
8 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
9 12 (29.27%) Degree
10 10 (24.39%) Virtual Team
11 9 (21.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (21.95%) TDD
12 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
12 8 (19.51%) Project Management
12 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
13 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
13 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
13 7 (17.07%) BDD
13 7 (17.07%) Internet
13 7 (17.07%) Data Mining
13 7 (17.07%) Quality Management
13 7 (17.07%) Data Management
13 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
14 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
14 6 (14.63%) Functional Testing
15 5 (12.20%) Coaching
15 5 (12.20%) XML
15 5 (12.20%) HP UFT
16 4 (9.76%) C#

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) RSpec
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.88%) Games
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Tester
2 8 (19.51%) Test Manager
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Functional Tester
4 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.44%) CRM Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Java Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) Ajax
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) XHTML
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) ADO.NET
3 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) Node.js
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) CESG
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) VME
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Test Strategy
2 25 (60.98%) Automated Testing
3 24 (58.54%) Risk Analysis
4 21 (51.22%) Knowledge Management
5 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
6 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.95%) TDD
8 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
8 8 (19.51%) Project Management
8 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
9 7 (17.07%) BDD
9 7 (17.07%) Data Management
9 7 (17.07%) Quality Management
9 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
9 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Functional Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Coaching
12 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (9.76%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.76%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Java
4 2 (4.88%) COBOL
4 2 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 2 (4.88%) Scala
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (29.27%) Degree
4 9 (21.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (7.32%) ISEB
5 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
1 3 (7.32%) WCAG
2 1 (2.44%) GPG13
2 1 (2.44%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.44%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) HP
2 2 (4.88%) ICL
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle