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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 88 71 28
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -43
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 23 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.68% 2.09% 6.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.51% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 38
Median daily rate £320 £308 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £276 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £326 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £68.75
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -42.73%
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
1148 917 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.92% 83.44% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 818 604 366
Median daily rate £400 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 37
Median hourly rate £29.00 £14.20 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.22% -34.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £9.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.80 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -23 22 £328 +6.50%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 35 (59.32%) Test Automation
2 31 (52.54%) Test Strategy
3 28 (47.46%) Test Scripting
4 26 (44.07%) Risk Analysis
5 23 (38.98%) Knowledge Management
6 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (33.90%) QA
8 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
9 15 (25.42%) Project Management
9 15 (25.42%) Selenium
10 14 (23.73%) Degree
10 14 (23.73%) HP
10 14 (23.73%) Virtual Team
11 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
12 12 (20.34%) Scala
12 12 (20.34%) Mentoring
12 12 (20.34%) Defect Tracking
12 12 (20.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (18.64%) Automation Testing
13 11 (18.64%) Functional Testing
13 11 (18.64%) Jenkins
13 11 (18.64%) TDD
13 11 (18.64%) Data Mining
14 10 (16.95%) Linux
14 10 (16.95%) Performance Testing
14 10 (16.95%) User Stories
15 9 (15.25%) HP UFT
15 9 (15.25%) Java
15 9 (15.25%) JUnit
16 8 (13.56%) Unix

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 5 (8.47%) Confluence
2 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) Jetty
3 1 (1.69%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.69%) nginx
3 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.69%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) DHCP
2 1 (1.69%) DNS
2 1 (1.69%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) IPsec
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) Data Mining
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Selenium
2 11 (18.64%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.25%) HP UFT
3 9 (15.25%) JUnit
4 8 (13.56%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.86%) RSpec
6 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.17%) JIRA
6 6 (10.17%) LoadRunner
6 6 (10.17%) Subversion
7 5 (8.47%) Facilita Forecast
7 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.78%) Grunt
8 4 (6.78%) Protractor
9 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.39%) Ant
10 2 (3.39%) Gradle
10 2 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (3.39%) Maven
General
1 7 (11.86%) Games
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Tester
2 10 (16.95%) Test Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Functional Tester
6 6 (10.17%) QA Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Quality Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.78%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.78%) Senior QA Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.08%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Performance Test Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) JSON
2 7 (11.86%) HTML
3 5 (8.47%) RESTful
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
5 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
5 3 (5.08%) Web Services
6 2 (3.39%) Ajax
6 2 (3.39%) CSS3
6 2 (3.39%) EJS
6 2 (3.39%) Express
6 2 (3.39%) HTML5
6 2 (3.39%) LESS
6 2 (3.39%) Node.js
6 2 (3.39%) Play Framework
6 2 (3.39%) REST
6 2 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.39%) Sass
6 2 (3.39%) Spring
6 2 (3.39%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.47%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (6.78%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Linux
2 8 (13.56%) Unix
3 5 (8.47%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Test Automation
2 31 (52.54%) Test Strategy
3 28 (47.46%) Test Scripting
4 26 (44.07%) Risk Analysis
5 23 (38.98%) Knowledge Management
6 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (25.42%) Project Management
8 12 (20.34%) Defect Tracking
8 12 (20.34%) Mentoring
9 11 (18.64%) Automation Testing
9 11 (18.64%) Functional Testing
9 11 (18.64%) TDD
10 10 (16.95%) Performance Testing
10 10 (16.95%) User Stories
11 8 (13.56%) Scrum
12 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
12 7 (11.86%) Web Testing
13 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
13 6 (10.17%) Software Testing
14 5 (8.47%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) Scala
2 9 (15.25%) Java
3 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 4 (6.78%) Python
4 4 (6.78%) VB
5 3 (5.08%) C#
5 3 (5.08%) Groovy
5 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.08%) Ruby
6 2 (3.39%) COBOL
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.73%) Degree
3 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
4 12 (20.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
2 7 (11.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) HP
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.08%) Google
4 2 (3.39%) ICL
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) VMware