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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.34% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
396 375 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 66.33% 75.30% 65.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 230 83
Average daily rate £375 £282 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.14% -13.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.88% +79.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 8 £350 - 5
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Ajax
2 16 (51.61%) JSON
2 16 (51.61%) HTML
2 16 (51.61%) CSS
2 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
2 16 (51.61%) HTML5
2 16 (51.61%) CSS3
3 15 (48.39%) REST
3 15 (48.39%) RESTful
4 14 (45.16%) Java
4 14 (45.16%) QA
5 13 (41.94%) Scala
6 12 (38.71%) Mentoring
6 12 (38.71%) Web Development
7 11 (35.48%) Subversion
7 11 (35.48%) Ruby
7 11 (35.48%) Scrum
7 11 (35.48%) Linux
7 11 (35.48%) Python
7 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
8 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
8 10 (32.26%) C#
8 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
9 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
9 9 (29.03%) HTTP
9 9 (29.03%) UNIX
9 9 (29.03%) Web Design
9 9 (29.03%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (9.68%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Subversion
1 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (29.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (25.81%) LoadRunner
4 6 (19.35%) Facilita Forecast
5 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.68%) JUnit
5 3 (9.68%) JIRA
6 1 (3.23%) WATIR
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium
6 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Sahi
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Scala Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) HTML
1 16 (51.61%) CSS
1 16 (51.61%) Ajax
1 16 (51.61%) JSON
1 16 (51.61%) HTML5
1 16 (51.61%) CSS3
2 15 (48.39%) RESTful
2 15 (48.39%) REST
3 3 (9.68%) Django
3 3 (9.68%) Guice
3 3 (9.68%) Play Framework
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (9.68%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) XML
3 3 (9.68%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Visualisation
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source
3 5 (16.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) UNIX
3 8 (25.81%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
3 12 (38.71%) Web Development
3 12 (38.71%) Mentoring
4 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
6 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Web Design
6 9 (29.03%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (25.81%) Line Management
7 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (25.81%) Regression Testing
7 8 (25.81%) Problem Management
8 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
11 3 (9.68%) TDD
11 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 13 (41.94%) Scala
3 11 (35.48%) Python
3 11 (35.48%) Ruby
4 10 (32.26%) C#
5 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) VCP4
5 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) HP
1 3 (9.68%) Google