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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 58 47 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 49 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.02% 3.04% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 3.64% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 2
Median daily rate £350 £490 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +40.35%
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
1039 604 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 85.16% 83.43% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 403 365
Median daily rate £413 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.43 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -8 49 £350 -30.69% 7
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 46 (56.79%) Automated Testing
2 43 (53.09%) TDD
2 43 (53.09%) Selenium
2 43 (53.09%) QA
3 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (46.91%) Java
5 30 (37.04%) Cucumber
6 29 (35.80%) Test Scripting
7 28 (34.57%) BDD
7 28 (34.57%) Automation Testing
8 27 (33.33%) Test Strategy
9 26 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (32.10%) XML
9 26 (32.10%) HP UFT
10 24 (29.63%) Scala
10 24 (29.63%) Risk Analysis
10 24 (29.63%) User Stories
11 23 (28.40%) Web Services
12 22 (27.16%) Security Cleared
13 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
14 20 (24.69%) HP
14 20 (24.69%) Ruby
14 20 (24.69%) Knowledge Management
15 19 (23.46%) WebDriver
15 19 (23.46%) Open Source
16 18 (22.22%) SQL
16 18 (22.22%) .NET
16 18 (22.22%) Software Engineering
17 17 (20.99%) WATIR
17 17 (20.99%) Sahi

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 13 (16.05%) Confluence
2 7 (8.64%) nginx
2 7 (8.64%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (53.09%) Selenium
2 30 (37.04%) Cucumber
3 26 (32.10%) HP UFT
4 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
5 19 (23.46%) WebDriver
6 17 (20.99%) Sahi
6 17 (20.99%) WATIR
7 16 (19.75%) JUnit
7 16 (19.75%) RSpec
8 15 (18.52%) JIRA
9 7 (8.64%) Eclipse
9 7 (8.64%) IntelliJ
9 7 (8.64%) NetBeans
10 6 (7.41%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
12 1 (1.23%) JMeter
General
1 16 (19.75%) Games
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) QA Engineer
2 21 (25.93%) Test Engineer
3 19 (23.46%) Tester
4 15 (18.52%) QA Test Engineer
5 14 (17.28%) Quality Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Test Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Senior QA Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Software Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Functional Tester
10 4 (4.94%) Automation Tester
10 4 (4.94%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Systems Tester
10 4 (4.94%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Test Leader
11 3 (3.70%) QA Tester
11 3 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.10%) XML
2 23 (28.40%) Web Services
3 18 (22.22%) .NET
4 14 (17.28%) JSON
5 9 (11.11%) CSS
5 9 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 9 (11.11%) HTML
5 9 (11.11%) Node.js
6 8 (9.88%) RESTful
7 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
7 7 (8.64%) D3.js
7 7 (8.64%) jQuery
7 7 (8.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Virtual Team
2 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) NHS
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.23%) Linux
1 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.23%) Unix
1 1 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.79%) Automated Testing
2 43 (53.09%) TDD
3 39 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (35.80%) Test Scripting
5 28 (34.57%) Automation Testing
5 28 (34.57%) BDD
6 27 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 26 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (29.63%) Risk Analysis
8 24 (29.63%) User Stories
9 20 (24.69%) Knowledge Management
10 19 (23.46%) Open Source
11 18 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 16 (19.75%) Defect Tracking
12 16 (19.75%) Web Testing
13 15 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (18.52%) Unit Testing
14 13 (16.05%) Project Management
15 12 (14.81%) SDLC
16 11 (13.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (46.91%) Java
2 24 (29.63%) Scala
3 20 (24.69%) Ruby
4 18 (22.22%) SQL
5 10 (12.35%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.88%) Groovy
7 3 (3.70%) C#
7 3 (3.70%) Python
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (27.16%) Security Cleared
2 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.05%) Degree
4 12 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.94%) ISEB
5 4 (4.94%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (53.09%) QA
2 16 (19.75%) WCAG
3 8 (9.88%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.47%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.23%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) HP
2 7 (8.64%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
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