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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / North East
Rank 45 44 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 43 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.88% 3.07% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 3.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 2
Median daily rate £350 £405 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +18.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £332 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £575 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
772 740 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.53% 84.19% 70.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 485 249
Median daily rate £388 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.96 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +1 42 £338 -16.66% 5
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 74 (82.22%) Selenium
2 68 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (65.56%) TDD
3 59 (65.56%) Java
3 59 (65.56%) QA
4 51 (56.67%) Automated Testing
4 51 (56.67%) Scala
5 50 (55.56%) Jenkins
5 50 (55.56%) Automation Testing
6 44 (48.89%) Cucumber
7 41 (45.56%) BDD
8 40 (44.44%) User Stories
9 39 (43.33%) WebDriver
10 37 (41.11%) Test Scripting
11 31 (34.44%) RSpec
11 31 (34.44%) Software Engineering
11 31 (34.44%) Ruby
11 31 (34.44%) Gherkin
12 30 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
12 30 (33.33%) Web Testing
12 30 (33.33%) JUnit
13 28 (31.11%) Web Services
13 28 (31.11%) HP UFT
14 24 (26.67%) JIRA
15 23 (25.56%) Scrum
15 23 (25.56%) XML
15 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (25.56%) Unit Testing
15 23 (25.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 22 (24.44%) Confluence

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 22 (24.44%) Confluence
2 7 (7.78%) nginx
2 7 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.11%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.11%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 74 (82.22%) Selenium
2 50 (55.56%) Jenkins
3 44 (48.89%) Cucumber
4 39 (43.33%) WebDriver
5 31 (34.44%) RSpec
6 30 (33.33%) JUnit
7 28 (31.11%) HP UFT
8 24 (26.67%) JIRA
9 14 (15.56%) Sahi
9 14 (15.56%) SoapUI
9 14 (15.56%) WATIR
10 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
11 7 (7.78%) Eclipse
11 7 (7.78%) IntelliJ
11 7 (7.78%) NetBeans
12 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
13 1 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 19 (21.11%) Games
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (42.22%) Tester
2 27 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 24 (26.67%) QA Engineer
3 24 (26.67%) Test Engineer
4 18 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 16 (17.78%) Quality Engineer
5 16 (17.78%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 16 (17.78%) Selenium Tester
6 10 (11.11%) Agile Tester
6 10 (11.11%) QA Tester
7 8 (8.89%) Developer
8 7 (7.78%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (7.78%) Senior QA Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Java Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.44%) Gherkin
2 28 (31.11%) Web Services
3 23 (25.56%) XML
4 21 (23.33%) RESTful
5 16 (17.78%) JSON
6 15 (16.67%) .NET
7 9 (10.00%) CSS
7 9 (10.00%) HTML
7 9 (10.00%) Node.js
8 7 (7.78%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.78%) D3.js
8 7 (7.78%) jQuery
8 7 (7.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Smartphone
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) NHS
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) PKI
5 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.11%) Linux
1 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (75.56%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (65.56%) TDD
3 51 (56.67%) Automated Testing
4 50 (55.56%) Automation Testing
5 41 (45.56%) BDD
6 40 (44.44%) User Stories
7 37 (41.11%) Test Scripting
8 31 (34.44%) Software Engineering
9 30 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
9 30 (33.33%) Web Testing
10 23 (25.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 23 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (25.56%) Scrum
10 23 (25.56%) Unit Testing
11 21 (23.33%) API Testing
11 21 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (23.33%) Kanban
12 17 (18.89%) Open Source
13 15 (16.67%) Defect Management
14 14 (15.56%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (65.56%) Java
2 51 (56.67%) Scala
3 31 (34.44%) Ruby
4 21 (23.33%) Groovy
5 15 (16.67%) C#
5 15 (16.67%) Python
6 14 (15.56%) SQL
7 10 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.11%) C
8 1 (1.11%) Perl
8 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) ISEB
4 3 (3.33%) Degree
5 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (65.56%) QA
2 19 (21.11%) WCAG
3 9 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) Atlassian
2 6 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle
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