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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 43 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.01% 2.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 2.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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
533 289 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 80.15% 79.40% 74.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 206 61
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £18.90 £17.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% +5.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.70 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 33 (58.93%) Automated Testing
2 27 (48.21%) TDD
2 27 (48.21%) QA
3 26 (46.43%) Java
4 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (39.29%) SQL
7 20 (35.71%) Project Management
8 18 (32.14%) Web Services
8 18 (32.14%) Test Scripting
8 18 (32.14%) BDD
8 18 (32.14%) Test Strategy
9 17 (30.36%) Open Source
9 17 (30.36%) Selenium
9 17 (30.36%) Risk Analysis
9 17 (30.36%) XML
10 15 (26.79%) Knowledge Management
10 15 (26.79%) RESTful
10 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
10 15 (26.79%) NoSQL
11 14 (25.00%) Scala
11 14 (25.00%) Degree
12 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
13 12 (21.43%) Ruby
14 11 (19.64%) Agile Project Management
15 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
15 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
15 10 (17.86%) HP
16 9 (16.07%) HP UFT
16 9 (16.07%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (1.79%) IIS
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) ATM
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
1 15 (26.79%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Selenium
2 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.86%) WebDriver
4 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
4 9 (16.07%) RSpec
4 9 (16.07%) JUnit
4 9 (16.07%) HP UFT
5 5 (8.93%) WATIR
5 5 (8.93%) Sahi
6 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.79%) JIRA
7 1 (1.79%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.79%) JBehave
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
1 4 (7.14%) Games
2 2 (3.57%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
2 16 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Test Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Tester
5 7 (12.50%) Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Scala Developer
6 6 (10.71%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.57%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
10 1 (1.79%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (1.79%) Architect
10 1 (1.79%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.14%) Web Services
2 17 (30.36%) XML
3 15 (26.79%) RESTful
4 5 (8.93%) .NET
5 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.79%) XSLT
6 1 (1.79%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.79%) SOAP
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.79%) REST
6 1 (1.79%) Mustache
6 1 (1.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
1 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.79%) Online Banking
1 1 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) VME
2 2 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) Automated Testing
2 27 (48.21%) TDD
3 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (41.07%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (35.71%) Project Management
6 18 (32.14%) BDD
6 18 (32.14%) Test Strategy
6 18 (32.14%) Test Scripting
7 17 (30.36%) Open Source
7 17 (30.36%) Risk Analysis
8 15 (26.79%) Knowledge Management
9 11 (19.64%) Agile Project Management
10 10 (17.86%) Automation Testing
11 9 (16.07%) Web Testing
12 7 (12.50%) Scrum
13 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
14 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
14 4 (7.14%) User Stories
15 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
15 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) Java
2 22 (39.29%) SQL
3 14 (25.00%) Scala
4 12 (21.43%) Ruby
5 9 (16.07%) C#
6 8 (14.29%) Python
7 2 (3.57%) COBOL
8 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (48.21%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) ICL
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.79%) TSYS
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