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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North East
Rank 28 46 53
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 72 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.94% 3.28% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.08% 3.88% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 2
Median daily rate £350 £408 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.26% +19.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £267 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.13 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +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
793 748 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.43% 84.71% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 486 246
Median daily rate £388 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 February 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend 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 February 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 +19 67 £350 -15.96% 3
Durham +2 5 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 86 (85.15%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (63.37%) Scala
3 51 (50.50%) Java
4 48 (47.52%) Test Automation
5 44 (43.56%) Jenkins
6 42 (41.58%) Selenium
7 40 (39.60%) TDD
7 40 (39.60%) JUnit
7 40 (39.60%) Automation Testing
7 40 (39.60%) Cucumber
8 39 (38.61%) Ruby
8 39 (38.61%) JSON
9 38 (37.62%) Test Scripting
10 32 (31.68%) C#
10 32 (31.68%) User Stories
11 31 (30.69%) QA
12 28 (27.72%) Web Testing
12 28 (27.72%) RSpec
12 28 (27.72%) WebDriver
12 28 (27.72%) Defect Tracking
13 27 (26.73%) Git (software)
14 26 (25.74%) Linux
14 26 (25.74%) Python
14 26 (25.74%) Unit Testing
15 25 (24.75%) RESTful
15 25 (24.75%) Open Source
16 23 (22.77%) CSS
17 22 (21.78%) Scrum
17 22 (21.78%) Ruby on Rails
17 22 (21.78%) Spring

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 18 (17.82%) Confluence
2 2 (1.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.99%) IIS
3 1 (0.99%) Jetty
3 1 (0.99%) Mongrel
3 1 (0.99%) nginx
3 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) IaaS
1 5 (4.95%) PaaS
1 5 (4.95%) SaaS
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.99%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) DHCP
2 1 (0.99%) DNS
2 1 (0.99%) FTP
2 1 (0.99%) IPsec
2 1 (0.99%) SSL
2 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 44 (43.56%) Jenkins
2 42 (41.58%) Selenium
3 40 (39.60%) Cucumber
3 40 (39.60%) JUnit
4 28 (27.72%) RSpec
4 28 (27.72%) WebDriver
5 27 (26.73%) Git (software)
6 18 (17.82%) JIRA
7 15 (14.85%) Subversion
8 13 (12.87%) SoapUI
9 8 (7.92%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.99%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (18.81%) Games
2 4 (3.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Developer
2 28 (27.72%) Tester
3 21 (20.79%) Test Engineer
4 17 (16.83%) QA Engineer
4 17 (16.83%) QA Test Engineer
5 16 (15.84%) Automation Tester
5 16 (15.84%) Quality Engineer
6 15 (14.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 15 (14.85%) Scala Developer
7 13 (12.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 13 (12.87%) Selenium Tester
8 11 (10.89%) Java Developer
9 9 (8.91%) C# Developer
9 9 (8.91%) Java Scala Developer
10 8 (7.92%) Agile Tester
11 7 (6.93%) Ruby Developer
11 7 (6.93%) Web Developer
12 6 (5.94%) QA Tester
12 6 (5.94%) Senior QA Engineer
12 6 (5.94%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (38.61%) JSON
2 25 (24.75%) RESTful
3 23 (22.77%) CSS
4 22 (21.78%) Play Framework
4 22 (21.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 22 (21.78%) Spring
5 21 (20.79%) Gherkin
6 19 (18.81%) Ajax
6 19 (18.81%) HTML
6 19 (18.81%) Spring MVC
7 17 (16.83%) Web Services
8 16 (15.84%) REST
9 15 (14.85%) CSS3
9 15 (14.85%) HTML5
10 14 (13.86%) .NET
11 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET
11 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (9.90%) Django
12 10 (9.90%) Guice
13 4 (3.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Smartphone
2 6 (5.94%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.95%) User Experience
4 4 (3.96%) Linked Data
5 3 (2.97%) NHS
6 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.74%) Linux
2 4 (3.96%) Android
2 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.98%) MVS
3 2 (1.98%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) VME
3 2 (1.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (85.15%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (47.52%) Test Automation
3 40 (39.60%) Automation Testing
3 40 (39.60%) TDD
4 38 (37.62%) Test Scripting
5 32 (31.68%) User Stories
6 28 (27.72%) Defect Tracking
6 28 (27.72%) Web Testing
7 26 (25.74%) Unit Testing
8 25 (24.75%) Open Source
9 22 (21.78%) Scrum
10 19 (18.81%) MVC
10 19 (18.81%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (18.81%) Web Design
11 18 (17.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (16.83%) Configuration Management
12 17 (16.83%) DevOps
13 16 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (14.85%) Risk Analysis
15 14 (13.86%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (63.37%) Scala
2 51 (50.50%) Java
3 39 (38.61%) Ruby
4 32 (31.68%) C#
5 26 (25.74%) Python
6 21 (20.79%) JavaScript
7 13 (12.87%) Groovy
8 5 (4.95%) Perl
9 4 (3.96%) C
9 4 (3.96%) PHP
9 4 (3.96%) SQL
10 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Degree
3 3 (2.97%) ISEB
3 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (30.69%) QA
2 19 (18.81%) WCAG
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Docker
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Google
2 10 (9.90%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.95%) HP
4 2 (1.98%) CA
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.99%) VMware
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