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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 55 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.77% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£342 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
441 272 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 68.16% 71.20% 61.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 145 86
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 24
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.19 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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
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 27 January 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 5 £342 - 5
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (59.09%) Java
3 23 (52.27%) HTML
3 23 (52.27%) CSS
3 23 (52.27%) Ruby
3 23 (52.27%) Ajax
3 23 (52.27%) HTML5
3 23 (52.27%) CSS3
4 22 (50.00%) REST
4 22 (50.00%) Scala
4 22 (50.00%) JSON
5 20 (45.45%) Python
6 19 (43.18%) C#
6 19 (43.18%) Configuration Management
7 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 16 (36.36%) RESTful
8 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
8 15 (34.09%) Mentoring
8 15 (34.09%) QA
8 15 (34.09%) Subversion
9 13 (29.55%) Scrum
9 13 (29.55%) Software Testing
9 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
10 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
10 12 (27.27%) Web Development
10 12 (27.27%) JUnit
10 12 (27.27%) Linux
11 11 (25.00%) Line Management
12 10 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (6.82%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Git (software)
1 15 (34.09%) Subversion
2 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 12 (27.27%) JUnit
3 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (15.91%) LoadRunner
5 5 (11.36%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (11.36%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.36%) RSpec
5 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
5 5 (11.36%) Selenium
6 3 (6.82%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 9 (20.45%) Senior Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Scala Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Test Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) Web Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) HTML
1 23 (52.27%) CSS
1 23 (52.27%) Ajax
1 23 (52.27%) HTML5
1 23 (52.27%) CSS3
2 22 (50.00%) REST
2 22 (50.00%) JSON
3 16 (36.36%) RESTful
4 4 (9.09%) Sensu
5 3 (6.82%) Play Framework
5 3 (6.82%) Guice
5 3 (6.82%) Django
5 3 (6.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (6.82%) Spring
6 2 (4.55%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Visualisation
2 6 (13.64%) Open Source
3 5 (11.36%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) Mac OS X
2 8 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) Configuration Management
3 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 15 (34.09%) Mentoring
5 13 (29.55%) Scrum
5 13 (29.55%) Software Testing
6 12 (27.27%) Web Development
7 11 (25.00%) Line Management
8 10 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (20.45%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Web Design
10 8 (18.18%) Problem Management
10 8 (18.18%) Automation Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
11 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
12 5 (11.36%) TDD
13 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
13 4 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) Java
2 23 (52.27%) Ruby
3 22 (50.00%) Scala
4 20 (45.45%) Python
5 19 (43.18%) C#
6 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.09%) Nagios
2 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 4 (9.09%) Ganglia
2 4 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.09%) collectd
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) HP
1 3 (6.82%) Google