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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 71 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 36 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.75% 1.76% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.18% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 11
Median daily rate £327 £408 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.02% +16.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £355 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £523 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
1097 779 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.87% 80.64% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 493 456
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.30 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -28.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -15 34 £313 -23.45% 5
Durham - 2 £363 - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 45 (73.77%) Test Automation
2 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.82%) Test Scripting
4 29 (47.54%) Automation Testing
5 27 (44.26%) Risk Analysis
5 27 (44.26%) Scala
6 25 (40.98%) Selenium
7 24 (39.34%) User Stories
8 23 (37.70%) Test Strategy
9 22 (36.07%) Jenkins
10 21 (34.43%) QA
11 20 (32.79%) JUnit
12 19 (31.15%) Knowledge Management
12 19 (31.15%) JSON
13 18 (29.51%) TDD
14 17 (27.87%) Games
14 17 (27.87%) WCAG
14 17 (27.87%) Web Testing
14 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
14 17 (27.87%) RSpec
14 17 (27.87%) WebDriver
14 17 (27.87%) Defect Tracking
15 14 (22.95%) HP
16 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
17 12 (19.67%) Degree
17 12 (19.67%) Scrum
17 12 (19.67%) Project Management
18 11 (18.03%) Java
19 10 (16.39%) HP UFT
19 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared

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 8 (13.11%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Jetty
2 1 (1.64%) Mongrel
2 1 (1.64%) nginx
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.64%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) FTP
2 1 (1.64%) IPsec
2 1 (1.64%) SSL
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Selenium
2 22 (36.07%) Jenkins
3 20 (32.79%) JUnit
4 17 (27.87%) Cucumber
4 17 (27.87%) RSpec
4 17 (27.87%) WebDriver
5 10 (16.39%) HP UFT
6 8 (13.11%) JIRA
7 7 (11.48%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
8 4 (6.56%) Subversion
9 1 (1.64%) GitLab
9 1 (1.64%) Grunt
9 1 (1.64%) gulp
9 1 (1.64%) Protractor
9 1 (1.64%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (27.87%) Games
2 2 (3.28%) Publishing
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Tester
2 18 (29.51%) Test Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) QA Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) QA Test Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) Quality Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Test Leader
5 6 (9.84%) Senior QA Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Systems Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Automation Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Functional Tester
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (3.28%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) JSON
2 10 (16.39%) RESTful
3 9 (14.75%) Web Services
4 7 (11.48%) Gherkin
5 6 (9.84%) CSS
6 4 (6.56%) HTML
7 3 (4.92%) Ajax
7 3 (4.92%) CSS3
7 3 (4.92%) Django
7 3 (4.92%) Guice
7 3 (4.92%) HTML5
7 3 (4.92%) Node.js
7 3 (4.92%) Play Framework
7 3 (4.92%) REST
7 3 (4.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (4.92%) Spring
7 3 (4.92%) Spring MVC
8 2 (3.28%) React
8 2 (3.28%) XML
9 1 (1.64%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Virtual Team
2 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) Linked Data
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) Test Automation
2 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (50.82%) Test Scripting
4 29 (47.54%) Automation Testing
5 27 (44.26%) Risk Analysis
6 24 (39.34%) User Stories
7 23 (37.70%) Test Strategy
8 19 (31.15%) Knowledge Management
9 18 (29.51%) TDD
10 17 (27.87%) Defect Tracking
10 17 (27.87%) Web Testing
11 12 (19.67%) Project Management
11 12 (19.67%) Scrum
12 10 (16.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
13 8 (13.11%) Process Improvement
13 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
14 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
14 7 (11.48%) Security Testing
14 7 (11.48%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (44.26%) Scala
2 11 (18.03%) Java
3 7 (11.48%) Groovy
3 7 (11.48%) Python
4 6 (9.84%) C#
4 6 (9.84%) Ruby
5 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) PHP
6 2 (3.28%) SQL
7 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) Degree
3 10 (16.39%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) ISEB
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) QA
2 17 (27.87%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) HP
2 5 (8.20%) Atlassian
3 4 (6.56%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 months initially - long-term contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago