The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / North East
Rank 65 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 25 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.81% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 0.36% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 1
Median daily rate £300 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
845 840 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 95.05% 95.02% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 535 341
Median daily rate £363 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 20 36
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £9.95 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the North East region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 +13 24 £300 -4.76% 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 29 (96.67%) Java
3 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (90.00%) Test Automation
5 26 (86.67%) Scala
6 25 (83.33%) Jenkins
6 25 (83.33%) Automation Testing
7 24 (80.00%) Gherkin
8 22 (73.33%) Cucumber
9 21 (70.00%) WebDriver
10 19 (63.33%) Automated Testing
11 17 (56.67%) QA
12 16 (53.33%) Scrum
12 16 (53.33%) User Stories
13 15 (50.00%) TDD
14 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
14 14 (46.67%) Ruby
14 14 (46.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (46.67%) BDD
14 14 (46.67%) RESTful
14 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
14 14 (46.67%) Kanban
14 14 (46.67%) Groovy
14 14 (46.67%) API Testing
15 12 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
15 12 (40.00%) Web Testing
15 12 (40.00%) RSpec
15 12 (40.00%) C#
15 12 (40.00%) Python
15 12 (40.00%) JUnit

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 9 (30.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 25 (83.33%) Jenkins
3 22 (73.33%) Cucumber
4 21 (70.00%) WebDriver
5 12 (40.00%) JUnit
5 12 (40.00%) RSpec
6 10 (33.33%) JIRA
7 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
8 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.33%) Hudson
8 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.33%) JBehave
8 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.33%) Protractor
8 1 (3.33%) QADirector
8 1 (3.33%) QARun
8 1 (3.33%) Sahi
8 1 (3.33%) WATIR
General
1 2 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) Gherkin
2 14 (46.67%) RESTful
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) Test Automation
3 25 (83.33%) Automation Testing
4 19 (63.33%) Automated Testing
5 16 (53.33%) Scrum
5 16 (53.33%) User Stories
6 15 (50.00%) TDD
7 14 (46.67%) API Testing
7 14 (46.67%) BDD
7 14 (46.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (46.67%) Kanban
7 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
7 14 (46.67%) Test Scripting
8 12 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
8 12 (40.00%) Web Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) Java
2 26 (86.67%) Scala
3 14 (46.67%) Groovy
3 14 (46.67%) Ruby
4 12 (40.00%) C#
4 12 (40.00%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (56.67%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Atlassian
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