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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 75 61 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 34 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.82% 1.51% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.81% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 16
Median daily rate £327 £375 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.93% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
1028 608 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.24% 83.52% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 406 369
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 13
Median hourly rate £25.29 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.74% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.43 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -17 34 £327 -12.93% 2
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 46 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 29 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
4 26 (44.83%) Automation Testing
5 25 (43.10%) Test Strategy
6 24 (41.38%) Scala
7 23 (39.66%) Selenium
8 22 (37.93%) User Stories
9 21 (36.21%) Knowledge Management
10 20 (34.48%) QA
11 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
12 18 (31.03%) JUnit
13 17 (29.31%) TDD
14 16 (27.59%) Games
14 16 (27.59%) HP
14 16 (27.59%) RSpec
14 16 (27.59%) WebDriver
14 16 (27.59%) Cucumber
14 16 (27.59%) WCAG
14 16 (27.59%) JSON
14 16 (27.59%) Web Testing
14 16 (27.59%) Defect Tracking
15 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
15 15 (25.86%) Project Management
16 13 (22.41%) Degree
17 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
17 12 (20.69%) Virtual Team
18 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
18 10 (17.24%) Mentoring

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 7 (12.07%) Confluence
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) Jetty
2 1 (1.72%) Mongrel
2 1 (1.72%) nginx
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.72%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) DHCP
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) FTP
2 1 (1.72%) IPsec
2 1 (1.72%) SSL
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (39.66%) Selenium
2 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
3 18 (31.03%) JUnit
4 16 (27.59%) Cucumber
4 16 (27.59%) RSpec
4 16 (27.59%) WebDriver
5 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
6 7 (12.07%) JIRA
7 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
8 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
8 3 (5.17%) Subversion
9 1 (1.72%) GitLab
9 1 (1.72%) Grunt
9 1 (1.72%) gulp
9 1 (1.72%) Protractor
9 1 (1.72%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (27.59%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Test Engineer
1 17 (29.31%) Tester
2 14 (24.14%) QA Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) QA Test Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Quality Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Test Leader
4 6 (10.34%) Senior QA Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Functional Tester
5 5 (8.62%) Systems Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.45%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) JSON
2 8 (13.79%) RESTful
3 6 (10.34%) Gherkin
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
4 3 (5.17%) CSS
4 3 (5.17%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) Ajax
5 2 (3.45%) CSS3
5 2 (3.45%) Django
5 2 (3.45%) Guice
5 2 (3.45%) HTML5
5 2 (3.45%) Play Framework
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.45%) Spring
5 2 (3.45%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.72%) EJS
6 1 (1.72%) LESS
6 1 (1.72%) Node.js
6 1 (1.72%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.17%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (79.31%) Test Automation
2 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 29 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 26 (44.83%) Automation Testing
5 25 (43.10%) Test Strategy
6 22 (37.93%) User Stories
7 21 (36.21%) Knowledge Management
8 17 (29.31%) TDD
9 16 (27.59%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (27.59%) Web Testing
10 15 (25.86%) Project Management
11 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
11 10 (17.24%) Scrum
12 9 (15.52%) Process Improvement
13 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
14 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
15 6 (10.34%) Kanban
15 6 (10.34%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) Scala
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) Groovy
4 5 (8.62%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) Degree
3 12 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.45%) ISEB
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) QA
2 16 (27.59%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) HP
2 5 (8.62%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.17%) Google
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) VMware
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