The first table below looks at the demand for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 46 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.52% 0.29% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.42% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Average daily rate
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£360 - £408
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+186.95% -58.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
369 237 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.15% 69.50% 70.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 118 183
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £700 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 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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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 -11 8 £360 - 4
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 14 (93.33%) Automated Testing
1 14 (93.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (86.67%) QA
3 9 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 9 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
4 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
5 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (40.00%) Facilita Forecast
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Selenium
7 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (33.33%) TDD
7 5 (33.33%) Ruby
7 5 (33.33%) Java
7 5 (33.33%) JUnit
7 5 (33.33%) RSpec
7 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 4 (26.67%) User Stories
8 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (26.67%) Games

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
2 6 (40.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (33.33%) JUnit
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) RSpec
3 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 4 (26.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Automated Testing
1 14 (93.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Automation Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (26.67%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 1 (6.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) Ruby
2 3 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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