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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 48 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 43 27 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.47% 3.90% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.14% 4.56% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 2
Median daily rate £340 £403 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.52% +18.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.84%

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
700 592 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 89.06% 85.55% 76.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 383 225
Median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 January 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 -6 43 £340 -15.52% 6
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 64 (71.91%) Selenium
2 60 (67.42%) TDD
3 56 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (62.92%) QA
4 51 (57.30%) Java
5 49 (55.06%) Automated Testing
6 43 (48.31%) Cucumber
7 41 (46.07%) Automation Testing
8 39 (43.82%) Jenkins
8 39 (43.82%) BDD
9 38 (42.70%) Scala
10 35 (39.33%) Test Scripting
11 33 (37.08%) HP UFT
11 33 (37.08%) User Stories
12 31 (34.83%) WebDriver
13 29 (32.58%) Ruby
14 28 (31.46%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (31.46%) XML
15 27 (30.34%) Web Services
16 26 (29.21%) JUnit
16 26 (29.21%) Web Testing
16 26 (29.21%) RSpec
16 26 (29.21%) Defect Tracking
17 23 (25.84%) Open Source
18 22 (24.72%) Software Engineering
19 21 (23.60%) Games
19 21 (23.60%) WCAG
20 20 (22.47%) .NET
21 19 (21.35%) SQL
21 19 (21.35%) WATIR

Test Automation
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 15 (16.85%) Confluence
2 7 (7.87%) nginx
2 7 (7.87%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 64 (71.91%) Selenium
2 43 (48.31%) Cucumber
3 39 (43.82%) Jenkins
4 33 (37.08%) HP UFT
5 31 (34.83%) WebDriver
6 26 (29.21%) JUnit
6 26 (29.21%) RSpec
7 19 (21.35%) Sahi
7 19 (21.35%) WATIR
8 17 (19.10%) JIRA
9 8 (8.99%) SoapUI
10 7 (7.87%) Eclipse
10 7 (7.87%) IntelliJ
10 7 (7.87%) NetBeans
11 6 (6.74%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.12%) JMeter
General
1 21 (23.60%) Games
2 3 (3.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (30.34%) QA Engineer
2 26 (29.21%) Test Engineer
3 25 (28.09%) Tester
4 19 (21.35%) QA Test Engineer
5 17 (19.10%) Quality Engineer
6 14 (15.73%) Automation Tester
7 8 (8.99%) Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 7 (7.87%) Selenium Tester
8 7 (7.87%) Senior QA Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Senior Test Engineer
8 7 (7.87%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) QA Tester
9 6 (6.74%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) Java Engineer
10 5 (5.62%) QA Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.49%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.46%) XML
2 27 (30.34%) Web Services
3 20 (22.47%) .NET
4 17 (19.10%) Gherkin
4 17 (19.10%) JSON
5 12 (13.48%) RESTful
6 9 (10.11%) CSS
6 9 (10.11%) HTML
6 9 (10.11%) Node.js
7 7 (7.87%) AngularJS
7 7 (7.87%) D3.js
7 7 (7.87%) jQuery
7 7 (7.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) Smartphone
2 5 (5.62%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.37%) NHS
4 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.12%) Linux
1 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (67.42%) TDD
2 56 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (55.06%) Automated Testing
4 41 (46.07%) Automation Testing
5 39 (43.82%) BDD
6 35 (39.33%) Test Scripting
7 33 (37.08%) User Stories
8 28 (31.46%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (29.21%) Defect Tracking
9 26 (29.21%) Web Testing
10 23 (25.84%) Open Source
11 22 (24.72%) Software Engineering
12 17 (19.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (19.10%) Unit Testing
13 16 (17.98%) Scrum
14 15 (16.85%) Test Strategy
15 14 (15.73%) Risk Analysis
16 12 (13.48%) API Testing
16 12 (13.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (13.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (57.30%) Java
2 38 (42.70%) Scala
3 29 (32.58%) Ruby
4 19 (21.35%) SQL
5 12 (13.48%) Groovy
6 10 (11.24%) C#
6 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.24%) Python
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) Degree
3 5 (5.62%) ISEB
4 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (62.92%) QA
2 21 (23.60%) WCAG
3 11 (12.36%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) HP
2 9 (10.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft
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