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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 92 24 38
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.45% 6.28% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 8.28% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 6
Median daily rate £325 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £321 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1036 459 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 88.25% 75.87% 76.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 282 248
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -56.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 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 -71 15 £325 -13.33% 1
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 14 (31.82%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 13 (29.55%) TDD
4 13 (29.55%) Scrum
5 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 12 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Selenium
6 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 11 (25.00%) .NET
6 11 (25.00%) XML
6 11 (25.00%) HP
7 10 (22.73%) Quality Management
7 10 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 10 (22.73%) QA
8 9 (20.45%) WCAG
8 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.45%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
8 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
8 9 (20.45%) BDD
8 9 (20.45%) Data Management
8 9 (20.45%) Internet
8 9 (20.45%) CRM
9 8 (18.18%) Web Services
9 8 (18.18%) HP UFT
9 8 (18.18%) Java
9 8 (18.18%) ADO.NET

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 4 (9.09%) Node.js
2 3 (6.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Internet
2 3 (6.82%) SNMP
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
4 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
4 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.09%) JUnit
5 4 (9.09%) RSpec
6 3 (6.82%) eggPlant
6 3 (6.82%) JIRA
6 3 (6.82%) JMeter
General
1 4 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Tester
3 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) CRM Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Functional Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Node.js Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Microsoft Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Web Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Regression Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) .NET
1 11 (25.00%) XML
2 8 (18.18%) ADO.NET
2 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) Ajax
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) CESG
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
1 3 (6.82%) Mac OS X
1 3 (6.82%) VME
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 13 (29.55%) Scrum
3 13 (29.55%) TDD
4 12 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Quality Management
6 10 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 9 (20.45%) BDD
7 9 (20.45%) CRM
7 9 (20.45%) Data Management
7 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Risk Analysis
7 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
7 9 (20.45%) Unit Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Coaching
8 8 (18.18%) Regression Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Integration Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) C#
1 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) Python
3 7 (15.91%) Ruby
4 4 (9.09%) Scala
5 3 (6.82%) C
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.55%) COBOL
7 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
2 9 (20.45%) WCAG
3 5 (11.36%) GPG13
3 5 (11.36%) WAI
4 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) ICL