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 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 89 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 30 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.32% 3.98% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 5.02% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 1
Median daily rate £311 £315 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +3.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
1105 578 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.33% 79.29% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 379 202
Median daily rate £325 £414 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.45% +10.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 27 10
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £10.23 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £41.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 28 July 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 -46 29 £311 -1.19% 6
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (60.47%) Test Strategy
2 25 (58.14%) Automated Testing
3 24 (55.81%) Risk Analysis
4 21 (48.84%) Knowledge Management
5 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
6 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
6 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (32.56%) HP
7 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
8 12 (27.91%) Degree
9 11 (25.58%) TDD
10 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
10 10 (23.26%) Virtual Team
11 9 (20.93%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
11 9 (20.93%) BDD
11 9 (20.93%) Quality Management
11 9 (20.93%) Data Management
11 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
11 9 (20.93%) Internet
12 8 (18.60%) Project Management
12 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
13 7 (16.28%) Coaching
13 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
13 7 (16.28%) Data Mining
14 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
14 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
14 6 (13.95%) Microservices
14 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (11.63%) XML

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 2 (4.65%) RSpec
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Games
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Tester
2 8 (18.60%) Test Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Software Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Functional Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Process Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) XML
2 4 (9.30%) Node.js
3 3 (6.98%) Ajax
3 3 (6.98%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) XHTML
4 2 (4.65%) .NET
4 2 (4.65%) ADO.NET
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Virtual Team
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) CESG
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) VME
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Test Strategy
2 25 (58.14%) Automated Testing
3 24 (55.81%) Risk Analysis
4 21 (48.84%) Knowledge Management
5 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (39.53%) Test Scripting
6 11 (25.58%) TDD
7 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.93%) BDD
8 9 (20.93%) Data Management
8 9 (20.93%) Quality Management
8 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
9 8 (18.60%) Project Management
10 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Coaching
11 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (13.95%) Functional Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) COBOL
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
3 12 (27.91%) Degree
4 9 (20.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.98%) ISEB
5 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
1 3 (6.98%) WCAG
2 1 (2.33%) GPG13
2 1 (2.33%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) ICL
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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