The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 52 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 11 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.68% - 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
487 219 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.46% 70.65% 65.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 85 137
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £462 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.27% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.20 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £18.90 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automated Testing
England

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
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 16 April 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
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Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 10 £350 - 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (100.00%) JUnit
1 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 10 (90.91%) WebDriver
3 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
3 9 (81.82%) Web Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 9 (81.82%) RSpec
3 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) Ruby
5 5 (45.45%) Java
5 5 (45.45%) QA
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 4 (36.36%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Games
7 3 (27.27%) User Stories
8 2 (18.18%) Scala
8 2 (18.18%) Python
9 1 (9.09%) Subversion
9 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 1 (9.09%) C#
9 1 (9.09%) Linux
9 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
9 1 (9.09%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) JUnit
1 11 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 10 (90.91%) WebDriver
3 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
3 9 (81.82%) RSpec
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (27.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Automation Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Test Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Web Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) Automation Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Ruby
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Scala
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
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