The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 73 53 21
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -32
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 29 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.74% 3.14% 7.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 3.81% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 25
Median daily rate £325 £308 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £262 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £326 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
Automated Testing
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
876 656 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 82.72% 82.41% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 435 236
Median daily rate £325 £430 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +18.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 17
Median hourly rate £28.00 £19.75 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.77% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £12.35 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.55 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Tyne and Wear region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 29 £325 +5.69% 1
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 36 (64.29%) Test Strategy
2 30 (53.57%) Test Automation
3 27 (48.21%) Knowledge Management
3 27 (48.21%) Risk Analysis
4 24 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 17 (30.36%) HP
6 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 15 (26.79%) QA
7 15 (26.79%) Degree
7 15 (26.79%) Project Management
7 15 (26.79%) Virtual Team
8 13 (23.21%) Mentoring
8 13 (23.21%) Linux
8 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
9 12 (21.43%) Data Mining
10 11 (19.64%) Unix
10 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
10 11 (19.64%) LoadRunner
10 11 (19.64%) Functional Testing
10 11 (19.64%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
12 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
13 8 (14.29%) Selenium
13 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
13 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
13 8 (14.29%) Windows
13 8 (14.29%) HTML
13 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 5 (8.93%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Jetty
3 1 (1.79%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.79%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) DHCP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) IPsec
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) Data Mining
2 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
1 11 (19.64%) LoadRunner
2 8 (14.29%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (14.29%) Selenium
2 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.71%) Subversion
5 5 (8.93%) JUnit
6 4 (7.14%) Grunt
6 4 (7.14%) Protractor
6 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.36%) JIRA
7 3 (5.36%) RSpec
8 2 (3.57%) Ant
8 2 (3.57%) Gradle
8 2 (3.57%) gulp
8 2 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.36%) Games
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Tester
2 10 (17.86%) Test Manager
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Functional Tester
6 5 (8.93%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Performance Test Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.36%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Angular Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (3.57%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) CSS
2 4 (7.14%) JSON
3 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) Ajax
4 2 (3.57%) CSS3
4 2 (3.57%) Django
4 2 (3.57%) EJS
4 2 (3.57%) Express
4 2 (3.57%) Guice
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) LESS
4 2 (3.57%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) Play Framework
4 2 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (3.57%) RESTful
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.57%) Sass
4 2 (3.57%) Spring
4 2 (3.57%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Virtual Team
2 8 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (8.93%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 11 (19.64%) Unix
3 8 (14.29%) Windows
4 4 (7.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Test Strategy
2 30 (53.57%) Test Automation
3 27 (48.21%) Knowledge Management
3 27 (48.21%) Risk Analysis
4 24 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 15 (26.79%) Project Management
6 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (23.21%) Mentoring
7 11 (19.64%) Defect Tracking
7 11 (19.64%) Functional Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 8 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Automation Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
10 6 (10.71%) TDD
11 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (8.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Java
2 6 (10.71%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) Scala
3 5 (8.93%) VB
4 4 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (5.36%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) Ruby
6 2 (3.57%) COBOL
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.79%) Degree
3 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.79%) ISEB
6 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.79%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) Google
3 3 (5.36%) ICL
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) VMware