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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 41 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 44 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.08% 4.24% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.60% 4.93% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 2
Median daily rate £340 £403 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.52% +18.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.04% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%

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
667 548 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.13% 86.03% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 362 181
Median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.43 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.53% +11.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 65 (72.22%) Selenium
2 61 (67.78%) TDD
3 57 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (62.22%) QA
5 52 (57.78%) Java
6 50 (55.56%) Automated Testing
7 44 (48.89%) Cucumber
8 42 (46.67%) Automation Testing
9 40 (44.44%) Jenkins
10 39 (43.33%) BDD
10 39 (43.33%) Scala
11 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
12 33 (36.67%) HP UFT
12 33 (36.67%) User Stories
13 32 (35.56%) WebDriver
14 30 (33.33%) Ruby
15 28 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (31.11%) XML
16 27 (30.00%) JUnit
16 27 (30.00%) Web Services
16 27 (30.00%) Web Testing
16 27 (30.00%) RSpec
16 27 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
17 23 (25.56%) Open Source
18 22 (24.44%) Software Engineering
19 21 (23.33%) Games
19 21 (23.33%) WCAG
20 20 (22.22%) .NET
21 19 (21.11%) SQL
21 19 (21.11%) WATIR

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 15 (16.67%) Confluence
2 7 (7.78%) nginx
2 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 65 (72.22%) Selenium
2 44 (48.89%) Cucumber
3 40 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 33 (36.67%) HP UFT
5 32 (35.56%) WebDriver
6 27 (30.00%) JUnit
6 27 (30.00%) RSpec
7 19 (21.11%) Sahi
7 19 (21.11%) WATIR
8 17 (18.89%) JIRA
9 8 (8.89%) SoapUI
10 7 (7.78%) Eclipse
10 7 (7.78%) IntelliJ
10 7 (7.78%) NetBeans
11 6 (6.67%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 21 (23.33%) Games
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) QA Engineer
2 26 (28.89%) Test Engineer
2 26 (28.89%) Tester
3 19 (21.11%) QA Test Engineer
4 17 (18.89%) Quality Engineer
5 15 (16.67%) Automation Tester
6 8 (8.89%) Developer
6 8 (8.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (8.89%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (7.78%) Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Senior QA Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Test Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) QA Tester
8 6 (6.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Agile Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Java Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.11%) XML
2 27 (30.00%) Web Services
3 20 (22.22%) .NET
4 18 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 17 (18.89%) JSON
6 12 (13.33%) RESTful
7 9 (10.00%) CSS
7 9 (10.00%) HTML
7 9 (10.00%) Node.js
8 7 (7.78%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.78%) D3.js
8 7 (7.78%) jQuery
8 7 (7.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.67%) Smartphone
3 5 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.33%) NHS
5 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.11%) Linux
1 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.78%) TDD
2 57 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (55.56%) Automated Testing
4 42 (46.67%) Automation Testing
5 39 (43.33%) BDD
6 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 33 (36.67%) User Stories
8 28 (31.11%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
9 27 (30.00%) Web Testing
10 23 (25.56%) Open Source
11 22 (24.44%) Software Engineering
12 17 (18.89%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (18.89%) Unit Testing
13 16 (17.78%) Scrum
14 15 (16.67%) Test Strategy
15 14 (15.56%) Risk Analysis
16 12 (13.33%) API Testing
16 12 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (13.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 52 (57.78%) Java
2 39 (43.33%) Scala
3 30 (33.33%) Ruby
4 19 (21.11%) SQL
5 12 (13.33%) Groovy
6 11 (12.22%) C#
6 11 (12.22%) Python
7 10 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) C
8 1 (1.11%) Perl
8 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.78%) Degree
3 5 (5.56%) ISEB
4 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (62.22%) QA
2 21 (23.33%) WCAG
3 11 (12.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) HP
2 9 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
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