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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 66 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 39 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.87% 1.80% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 2.18% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 4
Median daily rate £330 £304 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £271 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £314 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
1150 919 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.68% 82.79% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 602 345
Median daily rate £400 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £562 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 37
Median hourly rate £28.75 £13.85 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.58% -36.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 38 £321 +5.76% 3
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 43 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (52.00%) TDD
3 35 (46.67%) Automated Testing
4 29 (38.67%) Test Strategy
5 26 (34.67%) BDD
5 26 (34.67%) Risk Analysis
5 26 (34.67%) Java
6 25 (33.33%) Selenium
7 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (29.33%) Unit Testing
8 22 (29.33%) Software Engineering
9 21 (28.00%) Knowledge Management
9 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 20 (26.67%) QA
10 20 (26.67%) Cucumber
11 19 (25.33%) Data Management
11 19 (25.33%) XML
11 19 (25.33%) Internet
11 19 (25.33%) Quality Management
12 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
13 16 (21.33%) HP
13 16 (21.33%) Automation Testing
13 16 (21.33%) Microservices
14 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
15 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (18.67%) Virtual Team
15 14 (18.67%) Project Management
15 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
15 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
15 14 (18.67%) WebDriver

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 9 (12.00%) Confluence
2 7 (9.33%) nginx
2 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.33%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.33%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) Data Mining
2 7 (9.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Selenium
2 20 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 14 (18.67%) WebDriver
5 11 (14.67%) HP UFT
5 11 (14.67%) JIRA
6 7 (9.33%) Eclipse
6 7 (9.33%) IntelliJ
6 7 (9.33%) JUnit
6 7 (9.33%) NetBeans
6 7 (9.33%) RSpec
6 7 (9.33%) Sahi
6 7 (9.33%) WATIR
7 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.33%) JMeter
General
1 7 (9.33%) Games
2 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Tester
2 13 (17.33%) Software Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Test Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) Developer
4 9 (12.00%) QA Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Test Manager
6 7 (9.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.00%) Functional Tester
7 6 (8.00%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.00%) Java Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) XML
2 13 (17.33%) Node.js
3 12 (16.00%) CSS
3 12 (16.00%) HTML
4 10 (13.33%) Web Services
5 9 (12.00%) Gherkin
6 8 (10.67%) .NET
7 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.33%) D3.js
7 7 (9.33%) jQuery
7 7 (9.33%) Spring
8 6 (8.00%) JSON
9 3 (4.00%) Ajax
9 3 (4.00%) RESTful
9 3 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (18.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.33%) PKI
2 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) VME
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (57.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (52.00%) TDD
3 35 (46.67%) Automated Testing
4 29 (38.67%) Test Strategy
5 26 (34.67%) BDD
5 26 (34.67%) Risk Analysis
6 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (29.33%) Software Engineering
7 22 (29.33%) Unit Testing
8 21 (28.00%) Knowledge Management
9 19 (25.33%) Data Management
9 19 (25.33%) Quality Management
10 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
11 16 (21.33%) Automation Testing
11 16 (21.33%) Microservices
12 14 (18.67%) Project Management
13 12 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (16.00%) Mentoring
13 12 (16.00%) SDLC
14 10 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) Java
2 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.00%) Scala
4 9 (12.00%) Ruby
5 8 (10.67%) SQL
6 3 (4.00%) Groovy
7 2 (2.67%) C#
7 2 (2.67%) COBOL
7 2 (2.67%) Python
8 1 (1.33%) C
8 1 (1.33%) Perl
8 1 (1.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (17.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (17.33%) Degree
4 4 (5.33%) ISEB
4 4 (5.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (26.67%) QA
2 7 (9.33%) WCAG
3 5 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) HP
2 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) ICL
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft