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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 88 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.48% - 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% - 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 7
Median daily rate £338 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
1066 464 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.45% 76.95% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 288 243
Median daily rate £325 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -56.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 16 £338 -
Gateshead - 2 £325 -
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (50.00%) QA
3 10 (45.45%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (45.45%) Facilita Forecast
3 10 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (45.45%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
3 10 (45.45%) Oracle
3 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
3 10 (45.45%) Unix
3 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) Linux
3 10 (45.45%) HP UFT
3 10 (45.45%) LoadRunner
4 9 (40.91%) VB
5 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
6 7 (31.82%) ISEB
6 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
7 6 (27.27%) Java
7 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
7 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
7 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (27.27%) Data Structures
8 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database

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 6 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.64%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.64%) Base SAS
3 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Facilita Forecast
1 10 (45.45%) HP UFT
1 10 (45.45%) LoadRunner
1 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.64%) ERwin
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Test Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tester
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) ASP Developer
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.09%) ETL Tester
6 2 (9.09%) T-SQL Developer
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) Classic ASP
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (27.27%) Data Structures
3 4 (18.18%) Client/Server
3 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Linux
1 10 (45.45%) Unix
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
4 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 4 (18.18%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (13.64%) SDLC
7 3 (13.64%) Web Development
8 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.09%) ETL
8 2 (9.09%) Revenue Management
9 1 (4.55%) Information Security
9 1 (4.55%) MVC
9 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) VB
3 6 (27.27%) Java
4 4 (18.18%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (13.64%) SAS Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Informatica
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) HP