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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 71 57 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 20 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.06% 0.18% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 0.23% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 7
Average daily rate £331 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £325 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
Software 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
856 431 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 88.25% 75.88% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 269 283
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 18 £331 +1.92% 2
Gateshead - 2 £325 -
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) VB
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
2 10 (43.48%) QA
3 9 (39.13%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (39.13%) Facilita Forecast
3 9 (39.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (39.13%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (39.13%) Performance Metrics
3 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio
3 9 (39.13%) Unix
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
3 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
4 7 (30.43%) ISEB
4 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
5 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
5 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
5 6 (26.09%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
3 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.04%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Facilita Forecast
1 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
1 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
1 9 (39.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) ERwin
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Advertising
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Applications Developer
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Tester
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ETL Tester
6 2 (8.70%) VB Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
1 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) Classic ASP
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) Ajax
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (21.74%) Data Structures
2 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
1 9 (39.13%) Unix
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Defect Tracking
2 9 (39.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) Dimensional Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Revenue Management
8 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) ETL
9 1 (4.35%) Information Security
9 1 (4.35%) MVC
9 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) VB
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) C#
5 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
5 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.04%) SAS Certification
4 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Informatica