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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 63 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 43 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.40% 2.16% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 2.69% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 3
Median daily rate £340 £505 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.67% +32.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £575 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
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
1056 781 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.61% 80.52% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 497 455
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 21
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.65 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% -24.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -10 42 £340 -32.67% 4
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 51 (59.30%) Selenium
2 49 (56.98%) TDD
3 48 (55.81%) QA
4 46 (53.49%) Java
5 45 (52.33%) Automated Testing
5 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (40.70%) Cucumber
7 33 (38.37%) BDD
7 33 (38.37%) Automation Testing
8 30 (34.88%) Test Scripting
9 29 (33.72%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (33.72%) XML
9 29 (33.72%) HP UFT
10 27 (31.40%) Web Services
10 27 (31.40%) Scala
10 27 (31.40%) User Stories
11 26 (30.23%) Jenkins
12 24 (27.91%) Test Strategy
12 24 (27.91%) Ruby
13 23 (26.74%) WebDriver
13 23 (26.74%) Open Source
14 22 (25.58%) Security Cleared
15 21 (24.42%) Risk Analysis
15 21 (24.42%) SQL
15 21 (24.42%) .NET
16 20 (23.26%) Software Engineering
16 20 (23.26%) WATIR
16 20 (23.26%) Sahi
17 18 (20.93%) Knowledge Management
17 18 (20.93%) HP

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 14 (16.28%) Confluence
2 7 (8.14%) nginx
2 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.16%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.16%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.47%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (59.30%) Selenium
2 35 (40.70%) Cucumber
3 29 (33.72%) HP UFT
4 26 (30.23%) Jenkins
5 23 (26.74%) WebDriver
6 20 (23.26%) Sahi
6 20 (23.26%) WATIR
7 17 (19.77%) JUnit
7 17 (19.77%) RSpec
8 16 (18.60%) JIRA
9 7 (8.14%) Eclipse
9 7 (8.14%) IntelliJ
9 7 (8.14%) NetBeans
9 7 (8.14%) SoapUI
10 3 (3.49%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.16%) JMeter
General
1 17 (19.77%) Games
2 3 (3.49%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) QA Engineer
1 23 (26.74%) Tester
2 22 (25.58%) Test Engineer
3 15 (17.44%) QA Test Engineer
4 14 (16.28%) Quality Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.47%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Senior QA Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Java Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Functional Tester
10 4 (4.65%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Systems Tester
10 4 (4.65%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (33.72%) XML
2 27 (31.40%) Web Services
3 21 (24.42%) .NET
4 14 (16.28%) JSON
5 13 (15.12%) Gherkin
6 10 (11.63%) RESTful
7 9 (10.47%) CSS
7 9 (10.47%) HTML
7 9 (10.47%) Node.js
8 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.14%) D3.js
8 7 (8.14%) jQuery
8 7 (8.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.47%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.49%) NHS
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.16%) Linux
1 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.16%) Unix
1 1 (1.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.98%) TDD
2 45 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (52.33%) Automated Testing
3 33 (38.37%) Automation Testing
3 33 (38.37%) BDD
4 30 (34.88%) Test Scripting
5 29 (33.72%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (31.40%) User Stories
7 24 (27.91%) Test Strategy
8 23 (26.74%) Open Source
9 21 (24.42%) Risk Analysis
10 20 (23.26%) Software Engineering
11 18 (20.93%) Knowledge Management
12 17 (19.77%) Defect Tracking
12 17 (19.77%) Web Testing
13 16 (18.60%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (18.60%) Unit Testing
14 15 (17.44%) Scrum
15 12 (13.95%) SDLC
16 10 (11.63%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (53.49%) Java
2 27 (31.40%) Scala
3 24 (27.91%) Ruby
4 21 (24.42%) SQL
5 10 (11.63%) Groovy
5 10 (11.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.65%) C#
6 4 (4.65%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) C
7 1 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (13.95%) Degree
5 4 (4.65%) ISEB
5 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (55.81%) QA
2 17 (19.77%) WCAG
3 10 (11.63%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.16%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 18 (20.93%) HP
2 8 (9.30%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft