The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 97 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.29% 4.47% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 5.79% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 6
Median daily rate £350 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £312 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
Test Automation
England

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
1186 605 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.20% 77.27% 74.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 361 276
Median daily rate £330 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.68 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.62% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the North East region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the North East region over the 3 months to 31 May 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 -64 15 £350 -6.66% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 16 (36.36%) TDD
4 14 (31.82%) C#
4 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 12 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Scrum
6 11 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 11 (25.00%) .NET
6 11 (25.00%) XML
6 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (22.73%) Selenium
7 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
7 10 (22.73%) BDD
7 10 (22.73%) Automation Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Internet
7 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
7 10 (22.73%) Data Management
8 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.45%) CRM
8 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
8 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
8 9 (20.45%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (20.45%) WCAG
8 9 (20.45%) QA
9 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
9 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) Coaching
9 8 (18.18%) Web Services

Test Automation
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 4 (9.09%) Node.js
2 3 (6.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Internet
2 3 (6.82%) SNMP
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
1 10 (22.73%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
3 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.36%) HP UFT
4 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.09%) JUnit
5 4 (9.09%) RSpec
6 3 (6.82%) JIRA
6 3 (6.82%) JMeter
General
1 4 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Tester
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) CRM Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Functional Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.82%) Automation Tester
8 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Web Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Java Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Microsoft Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) .NET
1 11 (25.00%) XML
2 8 (18.18%) ADO.NET
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) Ajax
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) XHTML
4 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) CESG
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
1 3 (6.82%) Mac OS X
1 3 (6.82%) VME
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 16 (36.36%) TDD
4 12 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) Quality Management
6 10 (22.73%) Automation Testing
6 10 (22.73%) BDD
6 10 (22.73%) Data Management
6 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
6 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
7 9 (20.45%) CRM
7 9 (20.45%) Regression Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.18%) Coaching
9 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (15.91%) Integration Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (15.91%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) C#
1 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) Python
3 7 (15.91%) Ruby
4 6 (13.64%) Scala
5 3 (6.82%) C
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) COBOL
7 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
1 9 (20.45%) WCAG
2 5 (11.36%) GPG13
2 5 (11.36%) WAI
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) ICL