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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 57 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.46% - 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£341 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +104.22%
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
448 270 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 68.40% 70.87% 62.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 141 90
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 26
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.10 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.73 £17.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 £341 - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Ruby
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) RSpec
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) JUnit
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (30.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) Games
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Scala
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
1 5 (50.00%) RSpec
1 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Test Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Coach
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Scala
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP