The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 41 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.06% 0.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.65% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 0
Average daily rate £405 £341 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
Test Automation
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
624 288 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 87.27% 73.28% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 188 147
Average daily rate £410 £400 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +42.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.82 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £34.30 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Tyne and Wear region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 11 February 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 -4 29 £405 +18.94% 1
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) Test Scripting
3 20 (40.82%) Cucumber
3 20 (40.82%) Selenium
3 20 (40.82%) C#
4 18 (36.73%) Scrum
5 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
5 17 (34.69%) Functional Testing
6 16 (32.65%) Jenkins
6 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
6 16 (32.65%) HP
6 16 (32.65%) HP UFT
7 15 (30.61%) Test Strategy
8 14 (28.57%) .NET
8 14 (28.57%) QA
9 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
10 12 (24.49%) XML
10 12 (24.49%) Automation Testing
11 11 (22.45%) Windows
11 11 (22.45%) Web Services
11 11 (22.45%) Visual Studio
11 11 (22.45%) ADO.NET
11 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
11 11 (22.45%) CRM
11 11 (22.45%) Integration Testing
11 11 (22.45%) JIRA
11 11 (22.45%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (20.41%) PKI
12 10 (20.41%) Confluence

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (20.41%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) SNMP
2 1 (2.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Cucumber
1 20 (40.82%) Selenium
2 16 (32.65%) HP UFT
2 16 (32.65%) Jenkins
3 11 (22.45%) JIRA
3 11 (22.45%) Visual Studio
4 10 (20.41%) JMeter
4 10 (20.41%) LoadRunner
5 7 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 6 (12.24%) JUnit
6 6 (12.24%) RSpec
7 3 (6.12%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.04%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (10.20%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Advertising
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) CRM Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Functional Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Test Programme Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Automation Specialist
8 2 (4.08%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) .NET
2 12 (24.49%) XML
3 11 (22.45%) ADO.NET
3 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
3 11 (22.45%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) PKI
2 6 (12.24%) CESG
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.04%) AIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) Test Scripting
3 18 (36.73%) Scrum
4 17 (34.69%) Automated Testing
4 17 (34.69%) Functional Testing
5 15 (30.61%) Test Strategy
6 12 (24.49%) Automation Testing
7 11 (22.45%) CRM
7 11 (22.45%) Integration Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (20.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 9 (18.37%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (18.37%) Project Management
9 9 (18.37%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (16.33%) Knowledge Management
10 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
11 7 (14.29%) TDD
11 7 (14.29%) User Stories
12 6 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) C#
2 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 9 (18.37%) Python
4 9 (18.37%) Ruby
5 6 (12.24%) Scala
6 3 (6.12%) C
6 3 (6.12%) Perl
6 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.33%) Degree
4 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB
6 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.04%) MCITP
6 1 (2.04%) MCSA
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) MCTS
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.57%) QA
2 9 (18.37%) WCAG
3 5 (10.20%) GPG13
3 5 (10.20%) WAI
4 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.04%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) HP
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix
3 1 (2.04%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.04%) Veritas
3 1 (2.04%) VMware