The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 48 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.66% - 3.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% - 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £214
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
379 126 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 78.63% 70.39% 68.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 45 80
Average daily rate £300 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £260 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £18.25 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
Tyne and Wear

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
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 19 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Web Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 7 (87.50%) JUnit
2 7 (87.50%) RSpec
2 7 (87.50%) WebDriver
2 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
2 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (87.50%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) Games

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) RSpec
2 7 (87.50%) WebDriver
2 7 (87.50%) Cucumber
2 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (87.50%) JUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Automated Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Web Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Automation Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 2 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA