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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 34 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 20 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.89% - 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.49% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
364 231 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.82% 69.79% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 113 181
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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
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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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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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 - 20 £360 - 4
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 19 (59.38%) QA
1 19 (59.38%) Test Scripting
2 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 18 (56.25%) Automation Testing
2 18 (56.25%) JUnit
3 17 (53.13%) Selenium
3 17 (53.13%) WebDriver
4 16 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 16 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (46.88%) RSpec
6 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
7 13 (40.63%) Scrum
8 12 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
10 9 (28.13%) Problem Management
10 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
11 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
11 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
11 8 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (25.00%) LoadRunner
11 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (21.88%) Java
12 7 (21.88%) HP
12 7 (21.88%) Ruby
13 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
13 6 (18.75%) TDD
13 6 (18.75%) Facilita Forecast
14 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
1 18 (56.25%) JUnit
2 17 (53.13%) Selenium
2 17 (53.13%) WebDriver
3 16 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 15 (46.88%) RSpec
5 8 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 6 (18.75%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (3.13%) CaliberRM
7 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Test Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Test Automation Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Test Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Test Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Test Scripting
2 18 (56.25%) Automation Testing
3 16 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
5 13 (40.63%) Scrum
6 9 (28.13%) Problem Management
6 9 (28.13%) Configuration Management
7 8 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 6 (18.75%) TDD
9 5 (15.63%) Test Strategy
9 5 (15.63%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (12.50%) User Stories
11 2 (6.25%) Keyword-Driven Testing
12 1 (3.13%) DevOps
12 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
1 7 (21.88%) Ruby
2 4 (12.50%) Python
2 4 (12.50%) Scala
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) ISEB
4 4 (12.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (59.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Curam