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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 107 85 67
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.19% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £303 - £355
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.60% -
Automation Tester
England

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
1258 1041 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.57% 95.24% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 661 401
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £270 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 51 47
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.86 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.08% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -26 2 £310 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) Selenium
1 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) WebDriver
2 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
2 11 (84.62%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
5 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
6 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Scala
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Network Security
8 1 (7.69%) Kanban
8 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
8 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (7.69%) JBehave
8 1 (7.69%) RESTful
8 1 (7.69%) BDD
8 1 (7.69%) Puppet
8 1 (7.69%) Hudson
8 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
8 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (7.69%) PHP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Cucumber
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
1 12 (92.31%) WebDriver
2 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Hudson
3 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
3 1 (7.69%) JBehave
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Protractor
3 1 (7.69%) QADirector
3 1 (7.69%) QARun
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
4 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Front End Development
6 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.69%) BDD
8 1 (7.69%) CRM
8 1 (7.69%) ERP
8 1 (7.69%) Kanban
8 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
8 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet