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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 27 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 45 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.47% - 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.43% - 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -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
534 238 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.83% 67.42% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 124 137
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 20
Average hourly rate £20.13 £30.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.91% +80.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £7.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
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 - 45 £360 - 7
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Test Scripting
3 30 (46.88%) QA
4 27 (42.19%) Java
5 26 (40.63%) JUnit
5 26 (40.63%) Jenkins
6 25 (39.06%) Ruby
7 24 (37.50%) Software Testing
8 22 (34.38%) Configuration Management
8 22 (34.38%) Automation Testing
9 21 (32.81%) WebDriver
9 21 (32.81%) Scrum
9 21 (32.81%) Selenium
9 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
10 20 (31.25%) Scala
10 20 (31.25%) Cucumber
11 19 (29.69%) RSpec
11 19 (29.69%) Web Testing
11 19 (29.69%) Python
12 17 (26.56%) CSS
12 17 (26.56%) C#
12 17 (26.56%) HTML
12 17 (26.56%) Ajax
12 17 (26.56%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (26.56%) HTML5
12 17 (26.56%) CSS3
13 16 (25.00%) REST
13 16 (25.00%) JSON
14 14 (21.88%) Problem Management
14 14 (21.88%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (40.63%) JUnit
1 26 (40.63%) Jenkins
2 21 (32.81%) WebDriver
2 21 (32.81%) Selenium
3 20 (31.25%) Cucumber
4 19 (29.69%) RSpec
5 13 (20.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 12 (18.75%) LoadRunner
6 12 (18.75%) Subversion
6 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 11 (17.19%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.56%) CaliberRM
General
1 7 (10.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Test Engineer
3 11 (17.19%) Test Consultant
3 11 (17.19%) Consultant
4 9 (14.06%) Test Automation Consultant
5 8 (12.50%) Performance Test Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Tester
7 6 (9.38%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Tester
9 4 (6.25%) Test Specialist
9 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) Automation Specialist
10 3 (4.69%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Specialist
11 2 (3.13%) Web Engineer
11 2 (3.13%) Operations Engineer
12 1 (1.56%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) CSS
1 17 (26.56%) HTML
1 17 (26.56%) Ajax
1 17 (26.56%) HTML5
1 17 (26.56%) CSS3
2 16 (25.00%) REST
2 16 (25.00%) JSON
3 11 (17.19%) RESTful
4 4 (6.25%) Sensu
5 1 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Mac OS X
2 6 (9.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Test Scripting
3 24 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 22 (34.38%) Configuration Management
4 22 (34.38%) Automation Testing
5 21 (32.81%) Scrum
5 21 (32.81%) Test Automation
6 19 (29.69%) Web Testing
7 14 (21.88%) Problem Management
7 14 (21.88%) Regression Testing
8 11 (17.19%) TDD
8 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
9 10 (15.63%) Line Management
9 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing
10 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (14.06%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.94%) Web Development
12 6 (9.38%) Knowledge Management
13 5 (7.81%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (7.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) Java
2 25 (39.06%) Ruby
3 20 (31.25%) Scala
4 19 (29.69%) Python
5 17 (26.56%) C#
6 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.19%) ISTQB
2 11 (17.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) BC Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (46.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.25%) Nagios
2 4 (6.25%) Ganglia
2 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.25%) collectd
2 4 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) HP
2 1 (1.56%) Curam