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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 41 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.95% 3.50% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 4.04% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 5
Median daily rate £338 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%

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
639 594 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 90.51% 86.72% 74.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 391 188
Median daily rate £390 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £13.84 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.95% -36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.14 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +13 42 £338 -16.66% 5
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 71 (81.61%) Selenium
2 65 (74.71%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (66.67%) Java
4 56 (64.37%) TDD
4 56 (64.37%) QA
5 50 (57.47%) Scala
5 50 (57.47%) Automated Testing
6 49 (56.32%) Automation Testing
7 48 (55.17%) Jenkins
8 43 (49.43%) Cucumber
9 39 (44.83%) BDD
9 39 (44.83%) User Stories
10 38 (43.68%) WebDriver
11 36 (41.38%) Test Scripting
12 31 (35.63%) Software Engineering
12 31 (35.63%) Gherkin
13 30 (34.48%) RSpec
13 30 (34.48%) Ruby
14 29 (33.33%) Web Testing
14 29 (33.33%) JUnit
14 29 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
15 27 (31.03%) Web Services
16 26 (29.89%) HP UFT
17 24 (27.59%) JIRA
18 23 (26.44%) Unit Testing
18 23 (26.44%) Scrum
18 23 (26.44%) Continuous Delivery
19 22 (25.29%) XML
19 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (25.29%) Confluence

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 22 (25.29%) Confluence
2 7 (8.05%) nginx
2 7 (8.05%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 71 (81.61%) Selenium
2 48 (55.17%) Jenkins
3 43 (49.43%) Cucumber
4 38 (43.68%) WebDriver
5 30 (34.48%) RSpec
6 29 (33.33%) JUnit
7 26 (29.89%) HP UFT
8 24 (27.59%) JIRA
9 14 (16.09%) SoapUI
10 13 (14.94%) Sahi
10 13 (14.94%) WATIR
11 7 (8.05%) Eclipse
11 7 (8.05%) IntelliJ
11 7 (8.05%) NetBeans
12 6 (6.90%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
14 1 (1.15%) JMeter
General
1 18 (20.69%) Games
2 3 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (43.68%) Tester
2 27 (31.03%) Automation Tester
3 23 (26.44%) QA Engineer
3 23 (26.44%) Test Engineer
4 17 (19.54%) QA Test Engineer
5 16 (18.39%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 16 (18.39%) Selenium Tester
6 15 (17.24%) Quality Engineer
7 10 (11.49%) Agile Tester
7 10 (11.49%) QA Tester
8 8 (9.20%) Developer
9 7 (8.05%) Java Automation Tester
9 7 (8.05%) Senior QA Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) Senior Test Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Senior Quality Engineer
10 6 (6.90%) Software Engineer
11 5 (5.75%) QA Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.60%) Analyst
12 4 (4.60%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (35.63%) Gherkin
2 27 (31.03%) Web Services
3 22 (25.29%) XML
4 21 (24.14%) RESTful
5 15 (17.24%) JSON
6 14 (16.09%) .NET
7 9 (10.34%) CSS
7 9 (10.34%) HTML
7 9 (10.34%) Node.js
8 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.05%) D3.js
8 7 (8.05%) jQuery
8 7 (8.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Smartphone
2 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.15%) Linux
1 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (74.71%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (64.37%) TDD
3 50 (57.47%) Automated Testing
4 49 (56.32%) Automation Testing
5 39 (44.83%) BDD
5 39 (44.83%) User Stories
6 36 (41.38%) Test Scripting
7 31 (35.63%) Software Engineering
8 29 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
8 29 (33.33%) Web Testing
9 23 (26.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (26.44%) Scrum
9 23 (26.44%) Unit Testing
10 22 (25.29%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (24.14%) API Testing
11 21 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (24.14%) Kanban
12 16 (18.39%) Open Source
13 14 (16.09%) Performance Testing
13 14 (16.09%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (66.67%) Java
2 50 (57.47%) Scala
3 30 (34.48%) Ruby
4 21 (24.14%) Groovy
5 15 (17.24%) C#
5 15 (17.24%) Python
6 13 (14.94%) SQL
7 10 (11.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.15%) C
8 1 (1.15%) Perl
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) ISEB
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (64.37%) QA
2 18 (20.69%) WCAG
3 9 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Atlassian
2 6 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago