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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North East
Rank 42 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 49 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.23% 3.04% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 3.67% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 5
Median daily rate £340 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £355 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £533 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
810 735 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 86.45% 82.68% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 473 322
Median daily rate £375 £410 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £46.90 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -9 45 £340 -24.44% 3
Durham - 4 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 60 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (59.04%) Test Automation
3 43 (51.81%) Scala
4 38 (45.78%) Automation Testing
4 38 (45.78%) Test Scripting
5 35 (42.17%) Jenkins
6 34 (40.96%) Selenium
7 33 (39.76%) TDD
7 33 (39.76%) Cucumber
8 32 (38.55%) JUnit
9 30 (36.14%) Java
10 29 (34.94%) User Stories
11 27 (32.53%) JSON
12 26 (31.33%) QA
12 26 (31.33%) Web Testing
12 26 (31.33%) RSpec
12 26 (31.33%) WebDriver
12 26 (31.33%) Defect Tracking
13 23 (27.71%) Risk Analysis
13 23 (27.71%) Ruby
14 21 (25.30%) WCAG
14 21 (25.30%) Games
15 18 (21.69%) C#
15 18 (21.69%) Test Strategy
16 17 (20.48%) Python
17 16 (19.28%) Linux
17 16 (19.28%) Unit Testing
17 16 (19.28%) Open Source
18 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
18 13 (15.66%) Knowledge Management

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 7 (8.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.20%) Jetty
2 1 (1.20%) Mongrel
2 1 (1.20%) nginx
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) IaaS
1 5 (6.02%) PaaS
1 5 (6.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.20%) DHCP
2 1 (1.20%) DNS
2 1 (1.20%) FTP
2 1 (1.20%) IPsec
2 1 (1.20%) SSL
2 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 35 (42.17%) Jenkins
2 34 (40.96%) Selenium
3 33 (39.76%) Cucumber
4 32 (38.55%) JUnit
5 26 (31.33%) RSpec
5 26 (31.33%) WebDriver
6 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
7 10 (12.05%) HP UFT
8 8 (9.64%) SoapUI
9 7 (8.43%) JIRA
10 6 (7.23%) Subversion
11 1 (1.20%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (25.30%) Games
2 4 (4.82%) Publishing
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Test Engineer
2 20 (24.10%) Tester
3 18 (21.69%) QA Engineer
3 18 (21.69%) QA Test Engineer
4 17 (20.48%) Quality Engineer
5 16 (19.28%) Developer
6 10 (12.05%) Automation Tester
6 10 (12.05%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 7 (8.43%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (7.23%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (7.23%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Senior QA Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) Scala Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Systems Tester
9 5 (6.02%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.53%) JSON
2 12 (14.46%) Gherkin
2 12 (14.46%) Web Services
3 10 (12.05%) CSS
3 10 (12.05%) RESTful
4 9 (10.84%) Play Framework
4 9 (10.84%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (10.84%) Spring
4 9 (10.84%) Spring MVC
5 8 (9.64%) .NET
6 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (7.23%) Ajax
7 6 (7.23%) HTML
7 6 (7.23%) REST
8 4 (4.82%) Node.js
8 4 (4.82%) React
8 4 (4.82%) XML
9 2 (2.41%) CSS3
9 2 (2.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
1 6 (7.23%) Virtual Team
2 5 (6.02%) Smartphone
3 4 (4.82%) Linked Data
4 3 (3.61%) NHS
5 2 (2.41%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Android
2 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.41%) MVS
3 2 (2.41%) Unix
3 2 (2.41%) VME
3 2 (2.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (59.04%) Test Automation
3 38 (45.78%) Automation Testing
3 38 (45.78%) Test Scripting
4 33 (39.76%) TDD
5 29 (34.94%) User Stories
6 26 (31.33%) Defect Tracking
6 26 (31.33%) Web Testing
7 23 (27.71%) Risk Analysis
8 18 (21.69%) Test Strategy
9 16 (19.28%) Open Source
9 16 (19.28%) Unit Testing
10 13 (15.66%) Knowledge Management
10 13 (15.66%) Scrum
11 12 (14.46%) Configuration Management
11 12 (14.46%) DevOps
12 11 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (10.84%) Defect Management
13 9 (10.84%) Microservices
13 9 (10.84%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) Scala
2 30 (36.14%) Java
3 23 (27.71%) Ruby
4 18 (21.69%) C#
5 17 (20.48%) Python
6 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.64%) Groovy
8 5 (6.02%) Perl
9 4 (4.82%) C
9 4 (4.82%) PHP
9 4 (4.82%) SQL
10 1 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.43%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.61%) ISEB
5 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (31.33%) QA
2 21 (25.30%) WCAG
3 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Docker
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) HP
2 5 (6.02%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.61%) Google
4 2 (2.41%) CA
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.20%) VMware