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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 83 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.41% 2.97% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.72% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 1
Median daily rate £311 £315 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +3.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
1215 753 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.51% 79.85% 73.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 478 252
Median daily rate £325 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £553 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 32 18
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.64% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £10.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -41 30 £311 -1.19% 6
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (50.98%) Test Strategy
2 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
3 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (47.06%) Risk Analysis
4 21 (41.18%) Knowledge Management
5 19 (37.25%) TDD
5 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
6 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 14 (27.45%) HP
7 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
8 12 (23.53%) BDD
8 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
8 12 (23.53%) Degree
9 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
10 10 (19.61%) Quality Management
10 10 (19.61%) Data Management
10 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
10 10 (19.61%) Internet
10 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
10 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
10 10 (19.61%) Selenium
10 10 (19.61%) Virtual Team
11 9 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
12 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
12 8 (15.69%) Coaching
12 8 (15.69%) Front End Development
12 8 (15.69%) Project Management
12 8 (15.69%) Java

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Cucumber
1 10 (19.61%) Selenium
2 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
3 7 (13.73%) HP UFT
3 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.92%) JUnit
5 2 (3.92%) RSpec
5 2 (3.92%) Sahi
5 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.92%) WATIR
General
1 2 (3.92%) Games
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Tester
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Test Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Functional Tester
5 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Process Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Regression Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) XML
2 5 (9.80%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.84%) .NET
3 4 (7.84%) Node.js
3 4 (7.84%) Web Services
4 3 (5.88%) Ajax
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 3 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) XHTML
5 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Virtual Team
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) CESG
3 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) VME
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Test Strategy
2 25 (49.02%) Automated Testing
3 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (47.06%) Risk Analysis
4 21 (41.18%) Knowledge Management
5 19 (37.25%) TDD
6 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
7 12 (23.53%) BDD
8 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
9 10 (19.61%) Data Management
9 10 (19.61%) Quality Management
9 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
9 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (15.69%) Coaching
11 8 (15.69%) Front End Development
11 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
11 8 (15.69%) Project Management
11 8 (15.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) Java
2 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.84%) C#
3 4 (7.84%) Ruby
3 4 (7.84%) Scala
4 3 (5.88%) SQL
5 2 (3.92%) COBOL
5 2 (3.92%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 12 (23.53%) Degree
4 9 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.88%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) WCAG
3 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.96%) GPG13
3 1 (1.96%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) ICL
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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