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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 84 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.29% 3.78% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 4.99% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 7
Median daily rate £315 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.76% +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.62% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
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
1037 461 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 88.11% 75.70% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 286 245
Median daily rate £330 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £553 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.13 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -56.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -47 26 £315 -13.76% 3
Gateshead - 1 £300 -
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 27 (49.09%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Java
2 23 (41.82%) Test Scripting
3 22 (40.00%) Windows
4 21 (38.18%) Configuration Management
5 20 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 19 (34.55%) Jenkins
7 17 (30.91%) Oracle
8 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (29.09%) QA
8 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (27.27%) .NET
9 15 (27.27%) HP UFT
9 15 (27.27%) HTTP
10 14 (25.45%) LoadRunner
10 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
10 14 (25.45%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (23.64%) Travis CI
11 13 (23.64%) nginx
11 13 (23.64%) Jetty
11 13 (23.64%) Knowledge Management
11 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
11 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
11 13 (23.64%) SSL
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
11 13 (23.64%) J2EE
11 13 (23.64%) Apache
11 13 (23.64%) Tomcat
11 13 (23.64%) IIS
11 13 (23.64%) Unix

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 13 (23.64%) Apache
1 13 (23.64%) IIS
1 13 (23.64%) Jetty
1 13 (23.64%) nginx
1 13 (23.64%) Tomcat
1 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle 10gAS
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 11 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (18.18%) PowerExchange
4 6 (10.91%) Oracle Spatial
4 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.64%) Confluence
6 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) HTTP
2 13 (23.64%) SSL
2 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
3 11 (20.00%) DHCP
3 11 (20.00%) DNS
3 11 (20.00%) FTP
3 11 (20.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 11 (20.00%) PowerCenter
2 8 (14.55%) Data Mining
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (34.55%) Jenkins
2 15 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 14 (25.45%) LoadRunner
4 13 (23.64%) Travis CI
5 11 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 11 (20.00%) Log4j
5 11 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (12.73%) Selenium
7 6 (10.91%) JUnit
8 5 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
9 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
9 4 (7.27%) RSpec
9 4 (7.27%) Subversion
10 3 (5.45%) JIRA
11 2 (3.64%) Grunt
11 2 (3.64%) Protractor
12 1 (1.82%) GitLab
12 1 (1.82%) Gradle
12 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Test Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Tester
3 8 (14.55%) Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Performance Tester
4 6 (10.91%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.27%) Web Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.64%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) QA Analyst
9 1 (1.82%) ETL Architect
9 1 (1.82%) Java Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) .NET
2 13 (23.64%) J2EE
3 12 (21.82%) Servlets
4 8 (14.55%) HTML
5 3 (5.45%) CSS
6 2 (3.64%) Ajax
6 2 (3.64%) CSS3
6 2 (3.64%) Django
6 2 (3.64%) Guice
6 2 (3.64%) HTML5
6 2 (3.64%) JSON
6 2 (3.64%) Play Framework
6 2 (3.64%) REST
6 2 (3.64%) RESTful
6 2 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.64%) Spring
6 2 (3.64%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.82%) EJS
7 1 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (12.73%) Data Structures
3 4 (7.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Linux
2 22 (40.00%) Windows
3 13 (23.64%) Unix
4 11 (20.00%) AIX
4 11 (20.00%) Solaris
5 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Test Scripting
2 21 (38.18%) Configuration Management
3 20 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (29.09%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (25.45%) Defect Tracking
5 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
6 13 (23.64%) Knowledge Management
7 12 (21.82%) Test Automation
8 11 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Performance Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Automation Testing
12 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
12 7 (12.73%) Scrum
12 7 (12.73%) TDD
13 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (10.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) C#
2 7 (12.73%) Python
2 7 (12.73%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) Ruby
3 6 (10.91%) Scala
3 6 (10.91%) VB
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) COBOL
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
3 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (29.09%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (21.82%) Xen
2 6 (10.91%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Oracle
2 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.82%) VMware
4 11 (20.00%) Axway
4 11 (20.00%) Genesys
4 11 (20.00%) Informatica
5 9 (16.36%) HP
6 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
6 7 (12.73%) SAP
7 6 (10.91%) Siebel
7 6 (10.91%) Sun
8 3 (5.45%) ICL
9 2 (3.64%) Google
10 1 (1.82%) Kofax