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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 42 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 46 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.80% 3.94% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 4.60% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 4
Median daily rate £340 £450 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +31.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £355 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £533 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
707 587 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 89.16% 85.57% 76.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 378 213
Median daily rate £375 £410 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 0 46 £340 -24.44% 3
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 61 (77.22%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (62.03%) Test Automation
3 43 (54.43%) Scala
4 37 (46.84%) Test Scripting
4 37 (46.84%) Automation Testing
5 35 (44.30%) Jenkins
6 34 (43.04%) Selenium
7 33 (41.77%) TDD
7 33 (41.77%) Cucumber
8 32 (40.51%) JUnit
9 30 (37.97%) Java
10 29 (36.71%) User Stories
11 26 (32.91%) RSpec
11 26 (32.91%) WebDriver
11 26 (32.91%) Defect Tracking
11 26 (32.91%) QA
11 26 (32.91%) Web Testing
12 24 (30.38%) JSON
13 23 (29.11%) Ruby
14 22 (27.85%) Risk Analysis
15 21 (26.58%) WCAG
15 21 (26.58%) Games
16 18 (22.78%) C#
17 17 (21.52%) Test Strategy
17 17 (21.52%) Python
18 16 (20.25%) Linux
18 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing
18 16 (20.25%) Open Source
19 13 (16.46%) Scrum
19 13 (16.46%) Git (software)

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 (8.86%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) Jetty
2 1 (1.27%) Mongrel
2 1 (1.27%) nginx
2 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) IaaS
1 5 (6.33%) PaaS
1 5 (6.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) DHCP
2 1 (1.27%) DNS
2 1 (1.27%) FTP
2 1 (1.27%) IPsec
2 1 (1.27%) SSL
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 35 (44.30%) Jenkins
2 34 (43.04%) Selenium
3 33 (41.77%) Cucumber
4 32 (40.51%) JUnit
5 26 (32.91%) RSpec
5 26 (32.91%) WebDriver
6 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
7 9 (11.39%) HP UFT
8 8 (10.13%) SoapUI
9 7 (8.86%) JIRA
10 6 (7.59%) Subversion
11 1 (1.27%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (26.58%) Games
2 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Test Engineer
2 19 (24.05%) Tester
3 18 (22.78%) QA Engineer
3 18 (22.78%) QA Test Engineer
4 17 (21.52%) Quality Engineer
5 14 (17.72%) Developer
6 10 (12.66%) Test Leader
7 9 (11.39%) Automation Tester
8 7 (8.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (8.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 7 (8.86%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Java Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Senior QA Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) Scala Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Systems Tester
10 5 (6.33%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.38%) JSON
2 12 (15.19%) Gherkin
3 11 (13.92%) RESTful
4 9 (11.39%) Play Framework
4 9 (11.39%) Ruby on Rails
4 9 (11.39%) Spring
4 9 (11.39%) Spring MVC
5 8 (10.13%) .NET
5 8 (10.13%) Web Services
6 7 (8.86%) Ajax
6 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET
6 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (8.86%) CSS
6 7 (8.86%) HTML
7 6 (7.59%) REST
8 3 (3.80%) CSS3
8 3 (3.80%) HTML5
9 2 (2.53%) Django
9 2 (2.53%) Guice
10 1 (1.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Virtual Team
2 5 (6.33%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.80%) NHS
4 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) MVS
2 2 (2.53%) Unix
2 2 (2.53%) VME
2 2 (2.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (77.22%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (62.03%) Test Automation
3 37 (46.84%) Automation Testing
3 37 (46.84%) Test Scripting
4 33 (41.77%) TDD
5 29 (36.71%) User Stories
6 26 (32.91%) Defect Tracking
6 26 (32.91%) Web Testing
7 22 (27.85%) Risk Analysis
8 17 (21.52%) Test Strategy
9 16 (20.25%) Open Source
9 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing
10 13 (16.46%) Knowledge Management
10 13 (16.46%) Scrum
11 12 (15.19%) Configuration Management
11 12 (15.19%) DevOps
12 11 (13.92%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (11.39%) Defect Management
13 9 (11.39%) Front End Development
13 9 (11.39%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 43 (54.43%) Scala
2 30 (37.97%) Java
3 23 (29.11%) Ruby
4 18 (22.78%) C#
5 17 (21.52%) Python
6 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
7 8 (10.13%) Groovy
8 5 (6.33%) Perl
9 4 (5.06%) C
10 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) ISEB
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (32.91%) QA
2 21 (26.58%) WCAG
3 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) HP
2 5 (6.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.80%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) CA
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.27%) VMware