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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 88 52 32
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 36 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.25% 2.41% 3.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.07% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 11
Median daily rate £319 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £268 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
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
1369 652 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.46% 78.46% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 409 256
Median daily rate £325 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 41 12
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.12 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 June 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 June 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 -41 35 £315 -5.97% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 29 (58.00%) Test Strategy
2 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (42.00%) Knowledge Management
4 20 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
5 18 (36.00%) Test Automation
6 17 (34.00%) QA
6 17 (34.00%) HP UFT
7 15 (30.00%) Linux
8 14 (28.00%) LoadRunner
8 14 (28.00%) Unix
9 12 (24.00%) HP
9 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (24.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (22.00%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (22.00%) Performance Metrics
10 11 (22.00%) Facilita Forecast
10 11 (22.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (22.00%) Regression Testing
10 11 (22.00%) Windows
10 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
10 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
10 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
11 10 (20.00%) Degree
11 10 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
12 9 (18.00%) HTML
13 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
13 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
13 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
14 7 (14.00%) Problem Management

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 6 (12.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) HP UFT
2 14 (28.00%) LoadRunner
3 11 (22.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.00%) Subversion
5 6 (12.00%) Selenium
6 4 (8.00%) Grunt
6 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (8.00%) Protractor
7 3 (6.00%) JIRA
7 3 (6.00%) JUnit
8 2 (4.00%) Ant
8 2 (4.00%) GitLab
8 2 (4.00%) Gradle
8 2 (4.00%) gulp
8 2 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (4.00%) Maven
8 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Games
2 1 (2.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Tester
2 10 (20.00%) Analyst
3 9 (18.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.00%) Test Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Test Manager
4 8 (16.00%) Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Performance Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Performance Test Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.00%) Functional Tester
8 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (4.00%) HTML Developer
9 2 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (4.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.00%) Ajax
4 2 (4.00%) CSS3
4 2 (4.00%) Django
4 2 (4.00%) EJS
4 2 (4.00%) Express
4 2 (4.00%) Guice
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) LESS
4 2 (4.00%) Node.js
4 2 (4.00%) Play Framework
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (4.00%) Sass
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
4 2 (4.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (12.00%) Data Structures
2 6 (12.00%) Virtual Team
3 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 14 (28.00%) Unix
3 11 (22.00%) Windows
4 4 (8.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Test Strategy
2 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
3 21 (42.00%) Knowledge Management
4 20 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
5 18 (36.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.00%) Defect Tracking
7 11 (22.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (22.00%) Regression Testing
7 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
9 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Automation Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
11 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
12 5 (10.00%) BDD
12 5 (10.00%) Project Management
12 5 (10.00%) SDLC
12 5 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Java
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) VB
3 4 (8.00%) Python
4 3 (6.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.00%) Ruby
4 3 (6.00%) Scala
5 2 (4.00%) COBOL
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.00%) Degree
4 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) ISEB
6 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) HP
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) ICL
4 2 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Kofax