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 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 92 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 31 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.15% 4.43% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 5.75% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 6
Median daily rate £315 £373 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.43% +7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £445 £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 £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +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
1246 504 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 86.53% 77.06% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 331 212
Median daily rate £320 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £553 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 35 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% -50.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £11.70 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 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 1 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 -63 29 £315 -15.43% 3
Test Automation
North East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 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 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Test Strategy
3 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 23 (45.10%) Risk Analysis
5 22 (43.14%) Automated Testing
6 21 (41.18%) Test Scripting
7 20 (39.22%) Knowledge Management
7 20 (39.22%) SC Cleared
8 14 (27.45%) HP
9 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 11 (21.57%) XML
10 11 (21.57%) Degree
11 10 (19.61%) TDD
11 10 (19.61%) Functional Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Virtual Team
12 9 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (17.65%) Quality Management
12 9 (17.65%) Internet
12 9 (17.65%) CRM
12 9 (17.65%) C#
12 9 (17.65%) .NET
12 9 (17.65%) BDD
12 9 (17.65%) Unit Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Data Management
12 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
13 8 (15.69%) QA
13 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (15.69%) ADO.NET
13 8 (15.69%) ASP.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 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
2 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Data Mining
1 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.80%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.96%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) JMeter
6 1 (1.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.96%) RSpec
General
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Advertising
2 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Tester
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Functional Tester
4 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Test Manager
5 7 (13.73%) Software Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) CRM Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Performance Tester
10 1 (1.96%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) XML
2 9 (17.65%) .NET
3 8 (15.69%) ADO.NET
3 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
3 8 (15.69%) Web Services
4 4 (7.84%) Node.js
5 3 (5.88%) Ajax
5 3 (5.88%) CSS
5 3 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Virtual Team
2 5 (9.80%) CESG
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) VME
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Test Strategy
3 23 (45.10%) Risk Analysis
4 22 (43.14%) Automated Testing
5 21 (41.18%) Test Scripting
6 20 (39.22%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (19.61%) Functional Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
7 10 (19.61%) TDD
8 9 (17.65%) BDD
8 9 (17.65%) CRM
8 9 (17.65%) Data Management
8 9 (17.65%) Quality Management
8 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 9 (17.65%) Unit Testing
9 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
9 8 (15.69%) Project Management
10 7 (13.73%) Coaching
10 7 (13.73%) Scrum
11 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 9 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) COBOL
4 2 (3.92%) Python
4 2 (3.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) Scala
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 20 (39.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (21.57%) Degree
4 9 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.88%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.92%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 5 (9.80%) WCAG
3 4 (7.84%) GPG13
3 4 (7.84%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) HP
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) ICL
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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