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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 82 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.54% 3.35% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 4.05% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 11
Median daily rate £318 £500 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £535 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-25.75% -44.82%
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
859 666 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 82.68% 82.73% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 445 237
Median daily rate £325 £430 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +18.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £578 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 25 17
Median hourly rate £28.00 £19.75 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.77% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £12.35 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.55 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 -39 15 £334 -33.25% 1
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 17 (50.00%) QA
3 16 (47.06%) Unix
4 15 (44.12%) Windows
4 15 (44.12%) Linux
4 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
5 13 (38.24%) LoadRunner
5 13 (38.24%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (35.29%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (35.29%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
7 11 (32.35%) Performance Testing
7 11 (32.35%) ISEB
8 10 (29.41%) Regression Testing
8 10 (29.41%) Oracle
8 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
9 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
10 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
10 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
10 8 (23.53%) Java
10 8 (23.53%) Facilita Forecast
11 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (20.59%) VB
11 7 (20.59%) Problem Management
11 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
12 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence

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 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.82%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.82%) Base SAS
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) LoadRunner
2 8 (23.53%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (23.53%) HP UFT
2 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
3 4 (11.76%) JMeter
3 4 (11.76%) LoadUI
3 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.82%) ERwin
5 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
1 9 (26.47%) Test Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Tester
3 6 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 5 (14.71%) Performance Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Performance Test Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Developer
6 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) ETL Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) T-SQL Developer
7 2 (5.88%) UAT Manager
7 2 (5.88%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) JSON
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Ajax
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Data Structures
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Unix
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 15 (44.12%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) AIX
3 3 (8.82%) HPUX
3 3 (8.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Test Strategy
2 12 (35.29%) Defect Tracking
2 12 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 12 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 11 (32.35%) Performance Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Problem Management
7 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) SDLC
8 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.71%) Analytics
8 5 (14.71%) Data Analytics
8 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
9 4 (11.76%) Dimensional Modelling
9 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) VB
4 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.82%) C#
5 3 (8.82%) Perl
5 3 (8.82%) PHP
5 3 (8.82%) Python
6 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 11 (32.35%) ISEB
3 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (8.82%) SAS Certification
7 2 (5.88%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) HP
3 4 (11.76%) Informatica
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft