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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 87 44 24
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 36 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.50% 3.21% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 4.17% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 11
Median daily rate £319 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+53.05% +0.64%
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
1246 504 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 86.53% 77.06% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 331 212
Median daily rate £320 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 35 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% -50.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £11.70 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -49 35 £323 -3.73% 2
Gateshead - 1 £300 -
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 33 (63.46%) Test Strategy
2 26 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 25 (48.08%) Knowledge Management
4 24 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
5 22 (42.31%) Test Automation
6 17 (32.69%) HP UFT
7 16 (30.77%) QA
8 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
8 15 (28.85%) Linux
9 14 (26.92%) LoadRunner
9 14 (26.92%) HP
9 14 (26.92%) Unix
10 13 (25.00%) Degree
10 13 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
12 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
12 11 (21.15%) Windows
12 11 (21.15%) Visual Studio
12 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (21.15%) Regression Testing
12 11 (21.15%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (21.15%) Facilita Forecast
12 11 (21.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (21.15%) Performance Metrics
13 10 (19.23%) Performance Testing
13 10 (19.23%) Functional Testing
13 10 (19.23%) HP SiteScope
14 9 (17.31%) HTML
14 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
14 9 (17.31%) Virtual Team

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 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) Data Mining
2 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) HP UFT
2 14 (26.92%) LoadRunner
3 11 (21.15%) Facilita Forecast
3 11 (21.15%) Visual Studio
4 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.54%) Selenium
4 6 (11.54%) Subversion
5 4 (7.69%) Grunt
5 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.69%) Protractor
6 3 (5.77%) JIRA
6 3 (5.77%) JUnit
7 2 (3.85%) Ant
7 2 (3.85%) GitLab
7 2 (3.85%) Gradle
7 2 (3.85%) gulp
7 2 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (3.85%) Maven
7 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Games
2 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Tester
2 10 (19.23%) Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Test Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Test Manager
4 7 (13.46%) Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Performance Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Functional Tester
6 5 (9.62%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.77%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (3.85%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.85%) Ajax
4 2 (3.85%) CSS3
4 2 (3.85%) Django
4 2 (3.85%) EJS
4 2 (3.85%) Express
4 2 (3.85%) Guice
4 2 (3.85%) HTML5
4 2 (3.85%) JSON
4 2 (3.85%) LESS
4 2 (3.85%) Node.js
4 2 (3.85%) Play Framework
4 2 (3.85%) REST
4 2 (3.85%) RESTful
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.85%) Sass
4 2 (3.85%) Spring
4 2 (3.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Performance Metrics
2 9 (17.31%) Virtual Team
3 6 (11.54%) Data Structures
4 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Linux
2 14 (26.92%) Unix
3 11 (21.15%) Windows
4 4 (7.69%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Test Strategy
2 26 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 25 (48.08%) Knowledge Management
4 24 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
5 22 (42.31%) Test Automation
6 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (21.15%) Defect Tracking
6 11 (21.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (21.15%) Regression Testing
6 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.23%) Functional Testing
7 10 (19.23%) Performance Testing
8 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
9 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 8 (15.38%) Project Management
10 7 (13.46%) Automation Testing
10 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
11 5 (9.62%) Scrum
12 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) Java
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) VB
3 4 (7.69%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) Ruby
4 3 (5.77%) Scala
5 2 (3.85%) COBOL
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (25.00%) Degree
3 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
4 6 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) HP
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) ICL
4 2 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Kofax