The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 82 65 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.41% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.67% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £370 £265 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -22.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
666 599 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 90.37% 87.45% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 399 190
Median daily rate £390 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £9.14 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software 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 Software Testing across the Tyne and Wear region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Tyne and Wear region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Software 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 Software Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 20 February 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 -10 2 £370 +39.62% 2
Jarrow - 1 - -
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) StarTeam
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) RSpec
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Software 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) RSpec
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) StarTeam
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) HR Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £375 per day
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