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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / North East
Rank 48 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 49 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.86% 2.72% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 3.30% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 2
Median daily rate £345 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +17.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
864 727 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.71% 82.43% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 452 330
Median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 48 £340 -15.00% 5
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 63 (71.59%) Selenium
2 59 (67.05%) TDD
3 57 (64.77%) QA
4 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (56.82%) Java
6 46 (52.27%) Automated Testing
7 41 (46.59%) BDD
8 40 (45.45%) Cucumber
9 39 (44.32%) Automation Testing
10 37 (42.05%) Jenkins
11 35 (39.77%) Scala
11 35 (39.77%) HP UFT
12 32 (36.36%) Test Scripting
12 32 (36.36%) User Stories
13 29 (32.95%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (32.95%) XML
14 28 (31.82%) Web Services
14 28 (31.82%) WebDriver
14 28 (31.82%) Ruby
15 24 (27.27%) Open Source
16 23 (26.14%) RSpec
16 23 (26.14%) Web Testing
16 23 (26.14%) JUnit
16 23 (26.14%) Defect Tracking
17 22 (25.00%) Software Engineering
18 21 (23.86%) .NET
19 20 (22.73%) SQL
19 20 (22.73%) Games
19 20 (22.73%) WCAG
19 20 (22.73%) WATIR

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 15 (17.05%) Confluence
2 7 (7.95%) nginx
2 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.14%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.14%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 63 (71.59%) Selenium
2 40 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 37 (42.05%) Jenkins
4 35 (39.77%) HP UFT
5 28 (31.82%) WebDriver
6 23 (26.14%) JUnit
6 23 (26.14%) RSpec
7 20 (22.73%) Sahi
7 20 (22.73%) WATIR
8 17 (19.32%) JIRA
9 8 (9.09%) LoadRunner
9 8 (9.09%) SoapUI
10 7 (7.95%) Eclipse
10 7 (7.95%) IntelliJ
10 7 (7.95%) NetBeans
11 1 (1.14%) JMeter
General
1 20 (22.73%) Games
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) QA Engineer
2 24 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 24 (27.27%) Tester
3 18 (20.45%) QA Test Engineer
4 16 (18.18%) Quality Engineer
5 13 (14.77%) Automation Tester
6 8 (9.09%) Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) Senior QA Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Test Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) QA Tester
8 6 (6.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 6 (6.82%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (6.82%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Java Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.95%) XML
2 28 (31.82%) Web Services
3 21 (23.86%) .NET
4 16 (18.18%) Gherkin
4 16 (18.18%) JSON
5 12 (13.64%) RESTful
6 9 (10.23%) CSS
6 9 (10.23%) HTML
6 9 (10.23%) Node.js
7 7 (7.95%) AngularJS
7 7 (7.95%) D3.js
7 7 (7.95%) jQuery
7 7 (7.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.14%) Linux
1 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (67.05%) TDD
2 55 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (52.27%) Automated Testing
4 41 (46.59%) BDD
5 39 (44.32%) Automation Testing
6 32 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 32 (36.36%) User Stories
7 29 (32.95%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (27.27%) Open Source
9 23 (26.14%) Defect Tracking
9 23 (26.14%) Web Testing
10 22 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 17 (19.32%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (19.32%) Unit Testing
12 16 (18.18%) Scrum
13 15 (17.05%) Test Strategy
14 14 (15.91%) Risk Analysis
15 12 (13.64%) API Testing
15 12 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (13.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.82%) Java
2 35 (39.77%) Scala
3 28 (31.82%) Ruby
4 20 (22.73%) SQL
5 12 (13.64%) Groovy
6 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.09%) C#
7 8 (9.09%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) ISEB
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (64.77%) QA
2 20 (22.73%) WCAG
3 11 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) HP
2 9 (10.23%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle
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