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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 18 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 34 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.02% - 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.33% - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -15.00%
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
329 146 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.59% 70.53% 67.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 72 113
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 13
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 34 £360 - 2
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 26 (53.06%) JUnit
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (53.06%) Test Scripting
1 26 (53.06%) Jenkins
2 24 (48.98%) QA
3 23 (46.94%) Automation Testing
4 22 (44.90%) Java
5 21 (42.86%) Selenium
5 21 (42.86%) WebDriver
5 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
6 20 (40.82%) RSpec
6 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
6 20 (40.82%) Web Testing
7 19 (38.78%) Ruby
7 19 (38.78%) Software Testing
8 15 (30.61%) Scrum
9 13 (26.53%) Python
9 13 (26.53%) Scala
9 13 (26.53%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (24.49%) C#
10 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
11 11 (22.45%) TDD
11 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
12 9 (18.37%) Problem Management
12 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
12 9 (18.37%) Regression Testing
12 9 (18.37%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (16.33%) LoadRunner
13 8 (16.33%) HP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (53.06%) JUnit
1 26 (53.06%) Jenkins
2 21 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 21 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 21 (42.86%) Selenium
3 20 (40.82%) RSpec
4 9 (18.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (16.33%) LoadRunner
6 6 (12.24%) Facilita Forecast
7 5 (10.20%) Subversion
7 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.04%) CaliberRM
General
1 7 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Consultant
1 11 (22.45%) Test Engineer
1 11 (22.45%) Test Consultant
2 9 (18.37%) Test Automation Consultant
3 7 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Performance Test Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Test Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Web Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
1 7 (14.29%) CSS
1 7 (14.29%) Ajax
1 7 (14.29%) HTML5
1 7 (14.29%) REST
1 7 (14.29%) CSS3
2 6 (12.24%) JSON
3 4 (8.16%) Sensu
3 4 (8.16%) RESTful
4 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (53.06%) Test Scripting
2 23 (46.94%) Automation Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Web Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Test Automation
4 19 (38.78%) Software Testing
5 15 (30.61%) Scrum
6 12 (24.49%) Configuration Management
7 11 (22.45%) TDD
8 9 (18.37%) Regression Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Problem Management
9 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (10.20%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.20%) User Stories
11 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (4.08%) Keyword-Driven Testing
13 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 1 (2.04%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) Java
2 19 (38.78%) Ruby
3 13 (26.53%) Scala
3 13 (26.53%) Python
4 12 (24.49%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) ISEB
4 4 (8.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (48.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.16%) Puppet
2 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.16%) collectd
2 4 (8.16%) Nagios
2 4 (8.16%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) HP
2 1 (2.04%) Curam