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 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 18 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 72 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.97% 4.20% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.08% 4.83% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 2
Median daily rate £350 £408 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.26% +19.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £267 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £530 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
650 600 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 90.03% 86.96% 73.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 402 190
Median daily rate £390 £411 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 12
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 £9.14 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 72 £350 -14.26% 4
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 90 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (68.00%) Scala
3 54 (54.00%) Java
4 51 (51.00%) Test Automation
5 46 (46.00%) Jenkins
6 45 (45.00%) Selenium
7 43 (43.00%) Cucumber
7 43 (43.00%) TDD
7 43 (43.00%) Automation Testing
8 42 (42.00%) JUnit
8 42 (42.00%) Ruby
9 40 (40.00%) Test Scripting
10 36 (36.00%) JSON
11 34 (34.00%) C#
12 33 (33.00%) User Stories
13 32 (32.00%) QA
14 30 (30.00%) Web Testing
14 30 (30.00%) RSpec
14 30 (30.00%) WebDriver
14 30 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
15 28 (28.00%) Git (software)
16 27 (27.00%) RESTful
16 27 (27.00%) Unit Testing
16 27 (27.00%) Python
17 26 (26.00%) Linux
18 24 (24.00%) Open Source
18 24 (24.00%) Gherkin
19 23 (23.00%) Play Framework
19 23 (23.00%) Ruby on Rails
19 23 (23.00%) Spring

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 18 (18.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) IaaS
1 5 (5.00%) PaaS
1 5 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 46 (46.00%) Jenkins
2 45 (45.00%) Selenium
3 43 (43.00%) Cucumber
4 42 (42.00%) JUnit
5 30 (30.00%) RSpec
5 30 (30.00%) WebDriver
6 28 (28.00%) Git (software)
7 18 (18.00%) JIRA
8 15 (15.00%) Subversion
9 14 (14.00%) SoapUI
10 8 (8.00%) HP UFT
General
1 19 (19.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (34.00%) Developer
2 30 (30.00%) Tester
3 21 (21.00%) Test Engineer
4 19 (19.00%) Automation Tester
5 17 (17.00%) QA Engineer
5 17 (17.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 16 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (16.00%) Quality Engineer
6 16 (16.00%) Scala Developer
6 16 (16.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 16 (16.00%) Selenium Tester
7 12 (12.00%) Java Developer
8 10 (10.00%) Agile Tester
8 10 (10.00%) Java Scala Developer
9 9 (9.00%) C# Developer
10 7 (7.00%) Java Automation Tester
10 7 (7.00%) Ruby Developer
11 6 (6.00%) HTML CSS Developer
11 6 (6.00%) Senior QA Engineer
11 6 (6.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (36.00%) JSON
2 27 (27.00%) RESTful
3 24 (24.00%) Gherkin
4 23 (23.00%) Play Framework
4 23 (23.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 23 (23.00%) Spring
5 20 (20.00%) Ajax
5 20 (20.00%) CSS
5 20 (20.00%) HTML
5 20 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 16 (16.00%) CSS3
6 16 (16.00%) HTML5
6 16 (16.00%) REST
7 14 (14.00%) Web Services
8 13 (13.00%) .NET
8 13 (13.00%) ASP.NET
8 13 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (10.00%) Django
9 10 (10.00%) Guice
10 2 (2.00%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Smartphone
2 7 (7.00%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.00%) User Experience
4 3 (3.00%) NHS
5 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) MVS
2 2 (2.00%) Unix
2 2 (2.00%) VME
2 2 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (51.00%) Test Automation
3 43 (43.00%) Automation Testing
3 43 (43.00%) TDD
4 40 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 33 (33.00%) User Stories
6 30 (30.00%) Defect Tracking
6 30 (30.00%) Web Testing
7 27 (27.00%) Unit Testing
8 24 (24.00%) Open Source
9 23 (23.00%) Scrum
10 20 (20.00%) MVC
10 20 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 20 (20.00%) Web Design
11 19 (19.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (17.00%) DevOps
13 16 (16.00%) Configuration Management
14 15 (15.00%) Microservices
14 15 (15.00%) Risk Analysis
14 15 (15.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (68.00%) Scala
2 54 (54.00%) Java
3 42 (42.00%) Ruby
4 34 (34.00%) C#
5 27 (27.00%) Python
6 18 (18.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (14.00%) Groovy
8 5 (5.00%) Perl
9 4 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) Degree
3 3 (3.00%) ISEB
3 3 (3.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (32.00%) QA
2 19 (19.00%) WCAG
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Atlassian
1 10 (10.00%) Google
2 5 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (2.00%) CA
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