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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 56 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 22 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.40% 3.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 5.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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
728 379 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.39% 72.47% 73.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 235 131
Average daily rate £403 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 22 £308 -14.58% 5
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (76.74%) Test Automation
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (53.49%) Java
4 20 (46.51%) TDD
4 20 (46.51%) QA
4 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
5 18 (41.86%) Knowledge Management
6 16 (37.21%) Project Management
7 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (32.56%) Open Source
8 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
9 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
9 13 (30.23%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (30.23%) HP
9 13 (30.23%) Degree
10 12 (27.91%) Selenium
11 11 (25.58%) BDD
11 11 (25.58%) Agile Project Management
11 11 (25.58%) Web Services
11 11 (25.58%) SQL
12 10 (23.26%) XML
12 10 (23.26%) MongoDB
12 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
12 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
12 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
12 10 (23.26%) RESTful
12 10 (23.26%) Ruby
13 9 (20.93%) Web Testing
13 9 (20.93%) RSpec
13 9 (20.93%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (9.30%) IIS
1 4 (9.30%) Apache
1 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
1 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
1 4 (9.30%) Jetty
1 4 (9.30%) nginx
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (9.30%) Google App Engine
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) DHCP
1 4 (9.30%) FTP
1 4 (9.30%) HTTP
1 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.30%) DNS
1 4 (9.30%) SSL
1 4 (9.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) MongoDB
1 10 (23.26%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.30%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
2 12 (27.91%) Selenium
3 10 (23.26%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.93%) RSpec
4 9 (20.93%) WebDriver
4 9 (20.93%) JUnit
5 7 (16.28%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.98%) Sahi
6 3 (6.98%) WATIR
7 1 (2.33%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (2.33%) JIRA
7 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.30%) Games
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Test Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Test Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) QA Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Junior
9 1 (2.33%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Junior Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Performance Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Integration Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Integration Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Web Services
2 10 (23.26%) XML
2 10 (23.26%) RESTful
3 6 (13.95%) .NET
4 4 (9.30%) J2EE
4 4 (9.30%) Servlets
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) VME
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Test Automation
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) TDD
3 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
4 18 (41.86%) Knowledge Management
5 16 (37.21%) Project Management
6 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (32.56%) Open Source
7 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
8 13 (30.23%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (25.58%) Agile Project Management
9 11 (25.58%) BDD
10 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
11 9 (20.93%) Web Testing
12 5 (11.63%) Scrum
12 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
12 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
13 4 (9.30%) User Stories
13 4 (9.30%) CRM
13 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) Ruby
4 8 (18.60%) Scala
4 8 (18.60%) Python
4 8 (18.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (46.51%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Xen
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (6.98%) Puppet
1 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) HP
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) ICL
3 4 (9.30%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle