The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 50 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.86% - 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% - 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
417 145 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.37% 69.38% 68.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 51 92
Average daily rate £300 £325 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.05% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £13.11 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automated Testing
North East

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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £350 - 3
Gateshead - - - -
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (100.00%) JUnit
1 10 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 9 (90.00%) Web Testing
2 9 (90.00%) RSpec
2 9 (90.00%) WebDriver
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Scrum
5 5 (50.00%) Ruby
5 5 (50.00%) Java
6 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (40.00%) QA
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (30.00%) User Stories
7 3 (30.00%) Games
8 2 (20.00%) Python
8 2 (20.00%) Scala
9 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
9 1 (10.00%) Open Source
9 1 (10.00%) Subversion
9 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 1 (10.00%) C#
9 1 (10.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) JUnit
1 10 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 9 (90.00%) RSpec
2 9 (90.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Test Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Web Testing
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) Automation Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Ruby
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA