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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 78 62 27
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -35
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 30 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.33% 2.31% 5.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.80% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 26
Median daily rate £319 £308 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £324 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
1056 856 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 82.12% 82.23% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 537 291
Median daily rate £325 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 31 30
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.74% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.34 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -21 29 £325 +5.69% 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 37 (63.79%) Test Strategy
2 30 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 28 (48.28%) Risk Analysis
4 27 (46.55%) Knowledge Management
5 26 (44.83%) Test Scripting
6 17 (29.31%) HP
7 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
7 16 (27.59%) QA
8 15 (25.86%) Degree
8 15 (25.86%) Project Management
8 15 (25.86%) Virtual Team
9 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
10 13 (22.41%) Linux
10 13 (22.41%) Mentoring
11 12 (20.69%) Data Mining
11 12 (20.69%) HP UFT
12 11 (18.97%) LoadRunner
12 11 (18.97%) Unix
12 11 (18.97%) Functional Testing
12 11 (18.97%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Selenium
15 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
15 8 (13.79%) Windows
15 8 (13.79%) HTML
15 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio

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 5 (8.62%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) Jetty
3 1 (1.72%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.72%) nginx
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.72%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) DHCP
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) FTP
2 1 (1.72%) IPsec
2 1 (1.72%) SSL
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) Data Mining
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) HP UFT
2 11 (18.97%) LoadRunner
3 8 (13.79%) Facilita Forecast
3 8 (13.79%) Selenium
3 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
4 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
5 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
5 6 (10.34%) Subversion
6 5 (8.62%) JUnit
7 4 (6.90%) Grunt
7 4 (6.90%) Protractor
7 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.17%) JIRA
8 3 (5.17%) RSpec
9 2 (3.45%) Ant
9 2 (3.45%) GitLab
9 2 (3.45%) Gradle
9 2 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.17%) Games
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Tester
2 10 (17.24%) Test Manager
3 9 (15.52%) Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Functional Tester
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Tester
7 4 (6.90%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Angular Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (3.45%) HTML Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (3.45%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) CSS
2 4 (6.90%) JSON
3 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.45%) Ajax
4 2 (3.45%) CSS3
4 2 (3.45%) Django
4 2 (3.45%) EJS
4 2 (3.45%) Express
4 2 (3.45%) Guice
4 2 (3.45%) HTML5
4 2 (3.45%) LESS
4 2 (3.45%) Node.js
4 2 (3.45%) Play Framework
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) RESTful
4 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.45%) Sass
4 2 (3.45%) Spring
4 2 (3.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Virtual Team
2 8 (13.79%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (8.62%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
2 11 (18.97%) Unix
3 8 (13.79%) Windows
4 4 (6.90%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Test Strategy
2 30 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 28 (48.28%) Risk Analysis
4 27 (46.55%) Knowledge Management
5 26 (44.83%) Test Scripting
6 15 (25.86%) Project Management
7 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.41%) Mentoring
9 11 (18.97%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (18.97%) Functional Testing
10 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
10 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Configuration Management
11 8 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
12 7 (12.07%) Automation Testing
12 7 (12.07%) TDD
13 6 (10.34%) Problem Management
14 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (8.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) Java
2 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) Scala
3 5 (8.62%) VB
4 4 (6.90%) Python
5 3 (5.17%) C#
5 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) COBOL
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.86%) Degree
3 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.59%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) HP
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Google
3 3 (5.17%) ICL
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) VMware