The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 73 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 28 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.44% 2.71% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 3.59% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 7
Median daily rate £303 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £293 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
983 585 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.55% 75.39% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 348 332
Median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the North East region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the North East region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -28 27 £300 -15.26% 3
Durham - 1 £350 - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 North East region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 24 (43.64%) Linux
1 24 (43.64%) Test Scripting
2 23 (41.82%) Java
3 22 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 21 (38.18%) Windows
5 19 (34.55%) Configuration Management
6 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
7 17 (30.91%) Oracle
7 17 (30.91%) Knowledge Management
8 16 (29.09%) .NET
8 16 (29.09%) Test Automation
9 15 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
10 14 (25.45%) QA
10 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
10 14 (25.45%) HTTP
11 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
11 13 (23.64%) SSL
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
11 13 (23.64%) J2EE
11 13 (23.64%) IIS
11 13 (23.64%) Apache
11 13 (23.64%) Tomcat
11 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
11 13 (23.64%) Jetty
11 13 (23.64%) nginx
11 13 (23.64%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (23.64%) Travis CI

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 13 (23.64%) Apache
1 13 (23.64%) IIS
1 13 (23.64%) Jetty
1 13 (23.64%) nginx
1 13 (23.64%) Tomcat
1 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle 10gAS
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 11 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (18.18%) PowerExchange
4 6 (10.91%) Oracle Spatial
4 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.82%) Confluence
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) HTTP
2 13 (23.64%) SSL
2 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
3 11 (20.00%) DHCP
3 11 (20.00%) DNS
3 11 (20.00%) FTP
3 11 (20.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 11 (20.00%) PowerCenter
2 10 (18.18%) Data Mining
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.45%) HP UFT
3 13 (23.64%) Travis CI
4 12 (21.82%) LoadRunner
5 11 (20.00%) Log4j
6 10 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 5 (9.09%) JUnit
8 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
8 4 (7.27%) RSpec
8 4 (7.27%) Selenium
8 4 (7.27%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.64%) Subversion
10 1 (1.82%) JIRA
10 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Test Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Tester
3 7 (12.73%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Performance Tester
4 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Web Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Java Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) ETL Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Senior Web Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) .NET
2 13 (23.64%) J2EE
3 12 (21.82%) Servlets
4 6 (10.91%) HTML
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.82%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) CSS
6 1 (1.82%) CSS3
6 1 (1.82%) Django
6 1 (1.82%) Guice
6 1 (1.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) RESTful
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.82%) Spring
6 1 (1.82%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (12.73%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Linux
2 21 (38.18%) Windows
3 11 (20.00%) AIX
3 11 (20.00%) Solaris
3 11 (20.00%) Unix
4 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.27%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Test Scripting
2 22 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 19 (34.55%) Configuration Management
4 17 (30.91%) Knowledge Management
5 16 (29.09%) Test Automation
6 15 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
7 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
8 13 (23.64%) Defect Tracking
9 10 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
10 8 (14.55%) Regression Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
11 7 (12.73%) TDD
12 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
12 6 (10.91%) Problem Management
12 6 (10.91%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) C#
2 7 (12.73%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) Python
3 6 (10.91%) VB
4 5 (9.09%) Ruby
4 5 (9.09%) Scala
5 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) COBOL
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Degree
2 6 (10.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (21.82%) Xen
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Oracle
2 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.82%) VMware
4 11 (20.00%) Axway
4 11 (20.00%) Genesys
4 11 (20.00%) Informatica
5 9 (16.36%) HP
6 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
6 7 (12.73%) SAP
7 6 (10.91%) Siebel
7 6 (10.91%) Sun
8 3 (5.45%) ICL
9 1 (1.82%) Google
9 1 (1.82%) Kofax
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £265 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + some expenses
Posted: 25 days ago