The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / North East
Rank 82 71 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.34% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.65% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £370 £308 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.32% -9.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
777 765 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.50% 84.81% 70.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 494 263
Median daily rate £388 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £10.09 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software 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 Software Testing across the North East region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Software Testing
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 Software Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 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 -9 3 £370 +20.32% 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Netcool
3 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management

Software Testing
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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) RSpec
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) StarTeam
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) HR Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCTS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £375 per day
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