Period
to 20 September 2018

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 6 months to 20 September 2018 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 30 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 65 60 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 7.58% 7.13% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.55% 8.19% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 103
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £389 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.07% +7.69% +0.93%
10th Percentile £323 £263 £247
90th Percentile £475 £488 £476
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £385 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 760 733 2,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 88.68% 87.16% 89.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 518 1,507
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% -18.52%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £225
90th Percentile £600 £550 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 103
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.50 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.94% +14.29% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £14.33 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.80 £47.80 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -55.00% +7.14% +86.67%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 42 (64.62%) DevOps
2 41 (63.08%) BDD
3 40 (61.54%) Jenkins
4 39 (60.00%) Java
5 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (56.92%) Open Source
6 35 (53.85%) Puppet
6 35 (53.85%) Configuration Management
7 34 (52.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (52.31%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (52.31%) Terraform
8 32 (49.23%) Packer
8 32 (49.23%) TeamCity
8 32 (49.23%) Ansible
9 31 (47.69%) Linux
10 30 (46.15%) Docker
11 29 (44.62%) High Availability
11 29 (44.62%) Data Centre
11 29 (44.62%) Windows
12 28 (43.08%) Ruby
13 27 (41.54%) Python
13 27 (41.54%) Kubernetes
14 26 (40.00%) Splunk
14 26 (40.00%) New Relic
14 26 (40.00%) Amazon Redshift
14 26 (40.00%) Nagios
15 25 (38.46%) Datadog
16 24 (36.92%) Bash Shell
17 23 (35.38%) Perl
17 23 (35.38%) C

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 3 (4.62%) Confluence
2 2 (3.08%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (52.31%) Amazon AWS
1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (38.46%) Datadog
3 3 (4.62%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.54%) GitHub
4 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) KDB
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 40 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 32 (49.23%) TeamCity
3 17 (26.15%) Selenium
4 11 (16.92%) Cucumber
5 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
6 5 (7.69%) JIRA
6 5 (7.69%) JMeter
6 5 (7.69%) MSTest
6 5 (7.69%) NCrunch
7 3 (4.62%) FindBugs
7 3 (4.62%) Gerrit
7 3 (4.62%) Gradle
7 3 (4.62%) JUnit
7 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.08%) Maven
9 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.54%) NUnit
9 1 (1.54%) Subversion
9 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Electronics
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.54%) Marketing
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Tester
4 6 (9.23%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Automation Tester
4 6 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (9.23%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.15%) .NET Web Applications Developer
5 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) C# Application Developer
5 4 (6.15%) C# Web Application Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (6.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.38%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (13.85%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) .NET
4 7 (10.77%) Web Services
5 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.69%) JSON
5 5 (7.69%) LINQ
5 5 (7.69%) REST
5 5 (7.69%) RESTful
6 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.62%) XML
8 2 (3.08%) Angular 2
8 2 (3.08%) HTML
8 2 (3.08%) SOAP
9 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.54%) JAXB
9 1 (1.54%) Kafka
9 1 (1.54%) Swagger
9 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (44.62%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 31 (47.69%) Linux
2 29 (44.62%) Windows
3 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.15%) Unix
5 3 (4.62%) AIX
6 2 (3.08%) Android
6 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (64.62%) DevOps
2 41 (63.08%) BDD
3 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (56.92%) Open Source
4 35 (53.85%) Configuration Management
5 29 (44.62%) High Availability
6 15 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (23.08%) Scrum
7 12 (18.46%) TDD
8 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (16.92%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (12.31%) OO
10 7 (10.77%) Microservices
11 6 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (7.69%) Kanban
12 5 (7.69%) MVC
12 5 (7.69%) Project Management
12 5 (7.69%) Test Strategy
12 5 (7.69%) Time Management
12 5 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) Java
2 28 (43.08%) Ruby
3 27 (41.54%) Python
4 24 (36.92%) Bash Shell
5 23 (35.38%) C
5 23 (35.38%) C++
5 23 (35.38%) Perl
5 23 (35.38%) PowerShell
6 8 (12.31%) C#
7 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.62%) Scala
9 2 (3.08%) Apple Swift
9 2 (3.08%) SQL
9 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.54%) Go
10 1 (1.54%) Java 8
10 1 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 30 (46.15%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (53.85%) Puppet
2 34 (52.31%) Terraform
3 32 (49.23%) Ansible
3 32 (49.23%) Packer
4 27 (41.54%) Kubernetes
5 26 (40.00%) Nagios
6 8 (12.31%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.08%) HP ALM
8 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) New Relic
1 26 (40.00%) Splunk
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.62%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Capita
5 1 (1.54%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.54%) Sybase