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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 64 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.03% 2.36% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 2.78% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 4
Median daily rate £335 £304 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.28% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £271 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £314 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
1015 720 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.44% 85.01% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 509 307
Median daily rate £400 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £24.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +10.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -7 36 £335 +8.94% 4
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (52.24%) Automated Testing
2 31 (46.27%) TDD
3 29 (43.28%) Test Strategy
4 26 (38.81%) Risk Analysis
5 23 (34.33%) BDD
6 22 (32.84%) Java
7 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
7 21 (31.34%) Knowledge Management
8 20 (29.85%) Software Engineering
8 20 (29.85%) Unit Testing
8 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (28.36%) QA
9 19 (28.36%) Selenium
10 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
10 18 (26.87%) XML
11 17 (25.37%) Internet
11 17 (25.37%) Quality Management
11 17 (25.37%) Data Management
12 16 (23.88%) HP
13 15 (22.39%) Cucumber
14 14 (20.90%) Microservices
14 14 (20.90%) Virtual Team
14 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
14 14 (20.90%) Project Management
14 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
15 13 (19.40%) Degree
15 13 (19.40%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (17.91%) Continuous Delivery

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 9 (13.43%) Confluence
2 7 (10.45%) nginx
2 7 (10.45%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.37%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
2 1 (1.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) Data Mining
2 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Selenium
2 15 (22.39%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.42%) JIRA
4 10 (14.93%) HP UFT
4 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
5 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
6 7 (10.45%) Eclipse
6 7 (10.45%) IntelliJ
6 7 (10.45%) JUnit
6 7 (10.45%) NetBeans
6 7 (10.45%) RSpec
7 6 (8.96%) Sahi
7 6 (8.96%) WATIR
8 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.49%) JMeter
General
1 7 (10.45%) Games
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Software Engineer
1 12 (17.91%) Tester
2 11 (16.42%) Test Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Analyst
3 9 (13.43%) Developer
3 9 (13.43%) QA Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Test Manager
5 7 (10.45%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Functional Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior QA Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.48%) Java Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) XML
2 12 (17.91%) CSS
2 12 (17.91%) HTML
2 12 (17.91%) Node.js
3 9 (13.43%) Web Services
4 7 (10.45%) .NET
4 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
4 7 (10.45%) D3.js
4 7 (10.45%) jQuery
4 7 (10.45%) Spring
5 6 (8.96%) JSON
6 4 (5.97%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.48%) Ajax
7 3 (4.48%) RESTful
7 3 (4.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Virtual Team
2 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) PKI
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) VME
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (52.24%) Automated Testing
2 31 (46.27%) TDD
3 29 (43.28%) Test Strategy
4 26 (38.81%) Risk Analysis
5 23 (34.33%) BDD
6 21 (31.34%) Knowledge Management
7 20 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (29.85%) Software Engineering
7 20 (29.85%) Unit Testing
8 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
9 17 (25.37%) Data Management
9 17 (25.37%) Quality Management
10 14 (20.90%) Microservices
10 14 (20.90%) Project Management
11 12 (17.91%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (17.91%) Mentoring
11 12 (17.91%) SDLC
12 11 (16.42%) Automation Testing
13 10 (14.93%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) Java
2 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
3 10 (14.93%) Scala
4 8 (11.94%) Ruby
5 7 (10.45%) SQL
6 3 (4.48%) Groovy
7 2 (2.99%) C#
7 2 (2.99%) COBOL
7 2 (2.99%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) Perl
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
3 13 (19.40%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (19.40%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) ISEB
4 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.36%) QA
2 7 (10.45%) WCAG
3 5 (7.46%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) HP
2 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.49%) ICL
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle