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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 81 57 21
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -36
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 25 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.08% 2.72% 8.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 3.22% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 36
Median daily rate £329 £308 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £327 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
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
1032 714 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.86% 84.40% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 503 285
Median daily rate £400 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 24
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.75 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -26 25 £329 +6.91% 1
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 35 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 32 (53.33%) Test Strategy
3 28 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 25 (41.67%) Risk Analysis
5 23 (38.33%) Knowledge Management
6 22 (36.67%) QA
7 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 15 (25.00%) Selenium
9 15 (25.00%) Project Management
9 15 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
10 14 (23.33%) Virtual Team
10 14 (23.33%) HP
10 14 (23.33%) Degree
11 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
11 13 (21.67%) Linux
12 12 (20.00%) Scala
12 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
12 12 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
13 11 (18.33%) Functional Testing
13 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
13 11 (18.33%) HP UFT
13 11 (18.33%) Unix
13 11 (18.33%) Data Mining
14 10 (16.67%) Java
14 10 (16.67%) TDD
14 10 (16.67%) User Stories
14 10 (16.67%) Automation Testing
15 9 (15.00%) Software Testing

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 (8.33%) Confluence
1 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) Jetty
2 1 (1.67%) Mongrel
2 1 (1.67%) nginx
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.67%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) DHCP
2 1 (1.67%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) FTP
2 1 (1.67%) IPsec
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) Data Mining
2 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Selenium
2 11 (18.33%) HP UFT
2 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.00%) JUnit
3 9 (15.00%) LoadRunner
4 8 (13.33%) Facilita Forecast
4 8 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.67%) RSpec
6 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (10.00%) JIRA
6 6 (10.00%) Subversion
7 4 (6.67%) Grunt
7 4 (6.67%) Protractor
8 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.33%) GitLab
9 2 (3.33%) Gradle
9 2 (3.33%) gulp
9 2 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 7 (11.67%) Games
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Tester
2 12 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Functional Tester
6 6 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (5.00%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) HTML
1 8 (13.33%) JSON
2 5 (8.33%) RESTful
3 4 (6.67%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) Ajax
5 2 (3.33%) CSS3
5 2 (3.33%) EJS
5 2 (3.33%) Express
5 2 (3.33%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) LESS
5 2 (3.33%) Node.js
5 2 (3.33%) Play Framework
5 2 (3.33%) REST
5 2 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.33%) Sass
5 2 (3.33%) Spring
5 2 (3.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Virtual Team
2 8 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (8.33%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Linux
2 11 (18.33%) Unix
3 8 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 32 (53.33%) Test Strategy
3 28 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 25 (41.67%) Risk Analysis
5 23 (38.33%) Knowledge Management
6 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 15 (25.00%) Project Management
8 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 11 (18.33%) Functional Testing
10 10 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 10 (16.67%) TDD
10 10 (16.67%) User Stories
11 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
12 8 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
12 8 (13.33%) Scrum
13 7 (11.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) Scala
2 10 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (10.00%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) VB
5 4 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (5.00%) Groovy
6 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.00%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) COBOL
8 1 (1.67%) C
8 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.33%) Degree
3 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) ISEB
6 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (36.67%) QA
2 7 (11.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) HP
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.00%) Google
4 2 (3.33%) ICL
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) VMware