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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 49 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.40% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
442 175 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.14% 73.84% 63.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 91 86
Average daily rate £405 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £185 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Average hourly rate £21.82 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.35% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £12.50 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.11 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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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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 - 8 £325 - 2
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (49.06%) Java
3 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
4 23 (43.40%) Ruby
4 23 (43.40%) Ajax
4 23 (43.40%) HTML
4 23 (43.40%) CSS
4 23 (43.40%) HTML5
4 23 (43.40%) CSS3
5 22 (41.51%) Scala
5 22 (41.51%) REST
5 22 (41.51%) JSON
5 22 (41.51%) QA
6 21 (39.62%) Configuration Management
7 20 (37.74%) Python
8 19 (35.85%) C#
9 16 (30.19%) Software Testing
9 16 (30.19%) RESTful
10 15 (28.30%) Git (software)
10 15 (28.30%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (28.30%) Subversion
10 15 (28.30%) Scrum
11 14 (26.42%) JUnit
11 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
12 13 (24.53%) Mentoring
12 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
13 12 (22.64%) Linux
13 12 (22.64%) Web Development
14 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
14 11 (20.75%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.66%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Git (software)
1 15 (28.30%) Subversion
2 14 (26.42%) JUnit
2 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
3 10 (18.87%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (16.98%) LoadRunner
5 8 (15.09%) Facilita Forecast
6 7 (13.21%) Selenium
6 7 (13.21%) RSpec
6 7 (13.21%) WebDriver
6 7 (13.21%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.66%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.77%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Senior Developer
3 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Tester
4 6 (11.32%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Test Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Performance Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Test Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) Ajax
1 23 (43.40%) HTML
1 23 (43.40%) CSS
1 23 (43.40%) HTML5
1 23 (43.40%) CSS3
2 22 (41.51%) REST
2 22 (41.51%) JSON
3 16 (30.19%) RESTful
4 4 (7.55%) Sensu
5 3 (5.66%) Django
5 3 (5.66%) Spring
5 3 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (5.66%) Play Framework
5 3 (5.66%) Guice
6 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Data Structures
2 7 (13.21%) Visualisation
3 6 (11.32%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) UNIX
2 8 (15.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Test Scripting
3 21 (39.62%) Configuration Management
4 16 (30.19%) Software Testing
5 15 (28.30%) Scrum
6 13 (24.53%) Mentoring
7 12 (22.64%) Web Development
8 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
8 11 (20.75%) Regression Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Line Management
9 10 (18.87%) Automation Testing
9 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (16.98%) Web Design
10 9 (16.98%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (13.21%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
12 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
12 6 (11.32%) Web Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) Java
2 23 (43.40%) Ruby
3 22 (41.51%) Scala
4 20 (37.74%) Python
5 19 (35.85%) C#
6 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) ISTQB
1 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) ISEB
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (41.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (7.55%) Ganglia
2 4 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.55%) Puppet
2 4 (7.55%) collectd
2 4 (7.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) HP
2 3 (5.66%) Google