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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 18 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 45 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.67% - 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.82% - 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
416 136 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 80.15% 72.34% 66.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 69 106
Average daily rate £363 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 13
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 45 £360 - 8
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 19 September 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 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (49.21%) Test Scripting
3 29 (46.03%) QA
4 27 (42.86%) Java
5 25 (39.68%) JUnit
5 25 (39.68%) Ruby
5 25 (39.68%) Jenkins
6 24 (38.10%) Software Testing
7 22 (34.92%) Configuration Management
7 22 (34.92%) Automation Testing
8 21 (33.33%) Scrum
9 20 (31.75%) Selenium
9 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
9 20 (31.75%) Scala
9 20 (31.75%) WebDriver
9 20 (31.75%) Cucumber
10 19 (30.16%) RSpec
10 19 (30.16%) Web Testing
10 19 (30.16%) Python
11 17 (26.98%) CSS
11 17 (26.98%) C#
11 17 (26.98%) HTML
11 17 (26.98%) Ajax
11 17 (26.98%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (26.98%) HTML5
11 17 (26.98%) CSS3
12 16 (25.40%) REST
12 16 (25.40%) JSON
13 14 (22.22%) Problem Management
13 14 (22.22%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (39.68%) JUnit
1 25 (39.68%) Jenkins
2 20 (31.75%) Selenium
2 20 (31.75%) WebDriver
2 20 (31.75%) Cucumber
3 19 (30.16%) RSpec
4 13 (20.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (19.05%) LoadRunner
5 12 (19.05%) Subversion
5 12 (19.05%) Git (software)
6 11 (17.46%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.59%) CaliberRM
General
1 7 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Developer
2 14 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Test Consultant
3 11 (17.46%) Consultant
4 9 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
5 8 (12.70%) Performance Test Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Performance Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Performance Tester
9 4 (6.35%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Automation Specialist
10 3 (4.76%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.76%) Test Specialist
11 2 (3.17%) Web Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Test Automation Specialist
11 2 (3.17%) Operations Engineer
12 1 (1.59%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) CSS
1 17 (26.98%) HTML
1 17 (26.98%) Ajax
1 17 (26.98%) HTML5
1 17 (26.98%) CSS3
2 16 (25.40%) REST
2 16 (25.40%) JSON
3 11 (17.46%) RESTful
4 4 (6.35%) Sensu
5 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Mac OS X
2 6 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (63.49%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (49.21%) Test Scripting
3 24 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 22 (34.92%) Configuration Management
4 22 (34.92%) Automation Testing
5 21 (33.33%) Scrum
6 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
7 19 (30.16%) Web Testing
8 14 (22.22%) Problem Management
8 14 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 11 (17.46%) TDD
9 11 (17.46%) Mentoring
10 10 (15.87%) Line Management
10 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
12 7 (11.11%) Web Development
13 6 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
14 5 (7.94%) Responsive Web Design
14 5 (7.94%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Java
2 25 (39.68%) Ruby
3 20 (31.75%) Scala
4 19 (30.16%) Python
5 17 (26.98%) C#
6 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
2 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) BC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (46.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (26.98%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.35%) Nagios
2 4 (6.35%) Ganglia
2 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.35%) collectd
2 4 (6.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (1.59%) Curam