The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 52 23
Rank change year-on-year +42 -29  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 78 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.37% 5.88% 6.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.80% 6.63% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 53 31
Median daily rate £320 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £408 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 305 1176 461
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.90% 88.62% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 797 309
Median daily rate £385 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 62 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £12.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 119 (88.81%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (73.88%) Scala
3 86 (64.18%) Java
4 74 (55.22%) Selenium
5 73 (54.48%) Jenkins
6 69 (51.49%) Ruby
7 51 (38.06%) Scrum
7 51 (38.06%) C#
8 50 (37.31%) JUnit
9 48 (35.82%) TDD
9 48 (35.82%) WebDriver
9 48 (35.82%) RESTful
9 48 (35.82%) Cucumber
10 44 (32.84%) Git (software)
10 44 (32.84%) QA
11 42 (31.34%) Python
11 42 (31.34%) User Stories
12 40 (29.85%) JSON
12 40 (29.85%) JIRA
13 39 (29.10%) HTML
13 39 (29.10%) Gherkin
14 38 (28.36%) Confluence
15 36 (26.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 35 (26.12%) RSpec
16 35 (26.12%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (25.37%) CSS
18 33 (24.63%) Ruby on Rails
19 32 (23.88%) Ajax
19 32 (23.88%) Spring
19 32 (23.88%) Unit Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 38 (28.36%) Confluence
2 4 (2.99%) Apache
3 3 (2.24%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.49%) CMS
4 2 (1.49%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (3.73%) BrowserStack
3 4 (2.99%) GitHub
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.40%) HTTP
2 5 (3.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.99%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.24%) GIS
4 2 (1.49%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 74 (55.22%) Selenium
2 73 (54.48%) Jenkins
3 50 (37.31%) JUnit
4 48 (35.82%) Cucumber
4 48 (35.82%) WebDriver
5 44 (32.84%) Git (software)
6 40 (29.85%) JIRA
7 35 (26.12%) RSpec
8 24 (17.91%) Subversion
9 20 (14.93%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.49%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.49%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.75%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.75%) Sahi
General
1 18 (13.43%) Games
2 1 (0.75%) Finance
2 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (44.78%) Developer
2 45 (33.58%) Tester
3 40 (29.85%) Automation Tester
4 25 (18.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 25 (18.66%) Scala Developer
4 25 (18.66%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 25 (18.66%) Selenium Tester
5 20 (14.93%) Test Engineer
6 15 (11.19%) Agile Tester
6 15 (11.19%) QA Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) HTML Developer
7 14 (10.45%) Java Developer
8 12 (8.96%) Java Automation Tester
9 11 (8.21%) HTML CSS Developer
9 11 (8.21%) QA Test Engineer
10 10 (7.46%) Java Scala Developer
10 10 (7.46%) Quality Engineer
10 10 (7.46%) Test Automation Engineer
11 9 (6.72%) QA Tester
12 8 (5.97%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.82%) RESTful
2 40 (29.85%) JSON
3 39 (29.10%) Gherkin
3 39 (29.10%) HTML
4 34 (25.37%) CSS
5 33 (24.63%) Ruby on Rails
6 32 (23.88%) Ajax
6 32 (23.88%) Play Framework
6 32 (23.88%) Spring
7 31 (23.13%) REST
8 28 (20.90%) HTML5
9 27 (20.15%) CSS3
10 24 (17.91%) Spring MVC
11 21 (15.67%) Django
11 21 (15.67%) Guice
11 21 (15.67%) Web Services
12 18 (13.43%) .NET
13 12 (8.96%) ASP.NET
13 12 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (4.48%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Smartphone
2 9 (6.72%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (5.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.90%) Linux
2 3 (2.24%) Mac OS X
2 3 (2.24%) Unix
2 3 (2.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (88.81%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.06%) Scrum
3 48 (35.82%) TDD
4 42 (31.34%) User Stories
5 36 (26.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 35 (26.12%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (23.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 32 (23.88%) Unit Testing
7 32 (23.88%) Web Design
8 31 (23.13%) Open Source
8 31 (23.13%) Test Scripting
9 30 (22.39%) Web Testing
10 29 (21.64%) API Testing
10 29 (21.64%) Software Engineering
11 28 (20.90%) BDD
12 27 (20.15%) Defect Tracking
12 27 (20.15%) Kanban
13 26 (19.40%) Exploratory Testing
14 25 (18.66%) MVC
14 25 (18.66%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (73.88%) Scala
2 86 (64.18%) Java
3 69 (51.49%) Ruby
4 51 (38.06%) C#
5 42 (31.34%) Python
6 26 (19.40%) Groovy
7 22 (16.42%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.24%) SQL
9 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.75%) VB
10 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.75%) ISEB
2 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (32.84%) QA
2 18 (13.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Puppet
1 4 (2.99%) Terraform
2 3 (2.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (15.67%) Google
2 19 (14.18%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.99%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.99%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle
4 1 (0.75%) SAP
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