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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 51 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 21 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.49% 4.55% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 6.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 0
Average daily rate
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£323 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
659 368 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 78.27% 72.73% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 230 109
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 14 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -22 21 £323 -9.15% 4
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
2 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (51.52%) QA
4 16 (48.48%) Java
5 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (42.42%) Open Source
6 14 (42.42%) TDD
7 13 (39.39%) Project Management
7 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
8 11 (33.33%) BDD
8 11 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
8 11 (33.33%) SQL
8 11 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
9 10 (30.30%) Web Services
9 10 (30.30%) XML
9 10 (30.30%) MongoDB
9 10 (30.30%) NoSQL
9 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
9 10 (30.30%) RESTful
10 9 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
11 8 (24.24%) Degree
12 7 (21.21%) HP
12 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
12 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
12 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
13 6 (18.18%) Selenium
13 6 (18.18%) .NET
14 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Linux

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) IIS
1 4 (12.12%) Apache
1 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
1 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
1 4 (12.12%) Jetty
1 4 (12.12%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (12.12%) Google App Engine
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DHCP
1 4 (12.12%) FTP
1 4 (12.12%) HTTP
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
1 4 (12.12%) SSL
1 4 (12.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) MongoDB
1 10 (30.30%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
2 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
3 6 (18.18%) Selenium
4 5 (15.15%) LoadRunner
5 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.09%) WATIR
6 3 (9.09%) JUnit
6 3 (9.09%) Sahi
6 3 (9.09%) RSpec
6 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.03%) JIRA
7 1 (3.03%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Test Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) QA Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Performance Tester
9 1 (3.03%) Systems Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Release Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Integration Test Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Web Services
1 10 (30.30%) XML
1 10 (30.30%) RESTful
2 6 (18.18%) .NET
3 4 (12.12%) J2EE
3 4 (12.12%) Servlets
4 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) VME
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
2 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (42.42%) TDD
4 14 (42.42%) Open Source
5 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
5 13 (39.39%) Project Management
6 11 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
6 11 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
6 11 (33.33%) BDD
7 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
8 9 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
9 7 (21.21%) Automation Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
10 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) Java
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Ruby
4 3 (9.09%) VB
5 2 (6.06%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) Scala
5 2 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Xen
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) ICL
3 4 (12.12%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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