Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 10 47
Rank change year-on-year -23 +37 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 74 116 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 7.30% 13.24% 6.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.37% 14.74% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 86
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £322 £300 £230
90th Percentile £598 £454 £441
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
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 884 787 1,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.18% 89.84% 89.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 551 1,258
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £385 £380 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +17.37% -13.67%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £221
90th Percentile £581 £540 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £381 £379 £325
% change year-on-year +0.66% +16.54% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 89
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £13.75 £31.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.65% +10.71% +107.41%
10th Percentile £8.64 £12.59 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.25 £43.45 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -51.67% +7.14% +115.38%

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 July 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 July 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 50 (67.57%) BDD
2 48 (64.86%) DevOps
3 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (60.81%) Java
5 42 (56.76%) Jenkins
6 37 (50.00%) Linux
7 35 (47.30%) Puppet
7 35 (47.30%) Amazon AWS
8 34 (45.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 34 (45.95%) Open Source
8 34 (45.95%) Terraform
8 34 (45.95%) Configuration Management
9 32 (43.24%) Packer
9 32 (43.24%) Ansible
9 32 (43.24%) TeamCity
10 31 (41.89%) Ruby
11 30 (40.54%) Docker
12 29 (39.19%) Data Centre
12 29 (39.19%) High Availability
12 29 (39.19%) Windows
13 28 (37.84%) Selenium
14 26 (35.14%) Python
14 26 (35.14%) Nagios
14 26 (35.14%) Splunk
14 26 (35.14%) New Relic
14 26 (35.14%) Amazon Redshift
14 26 (35.14%) Kubernetes
15 25 (33.78%) Datadog
16 23 (31.08%) Elastic Stack
16 23 (31.08%) PowerShell

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 5 (6.76%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.70%) SAS
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.35%) Documentum
Cloud Services
1 35 (47.30%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (45.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (33.78%) Datadog
4 5 (6.76%) BrowserStack
5 3 (4.05%) Slack
6 2 (2.70%) GitHub
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) SMS
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.14%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) MySQL
3 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.70%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (56.76%) Jenkins
2 32 (43.24%) TeamCity
3 28 (37.84%) Selenium
4 18 (24.32%) Cucumber
5 12 (16.22%) Git (software)
6 11 (14.86%) WebDriver
7 7 (9.46%) JIRA
8 5 (6.76%) FindBugs
8 5 (6.76%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.41%) Gerrit
9 4 (5.41%) Gradle
10 3 (4.05%) Burp Suite
10 3 (4.05%) JMeter
10 3 (4.05%) JUnit
11 2 (2.70%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.70%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.70%) Rational Team Concert
11 2 (2.70%) Subversion
11 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Tester
4 8 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.11%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.11%) Project Leader
6 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Test Project Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Agile Tester
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (5.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.05%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (4.05%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.05%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (13.51%) REST
2 10 (13.51%) Web Services
3 8 (10.81%) JSON
4 6 (8.11%) RESTful
5 5 (6.76%) CSS
5 5 (6.76%) XML
6 4 (5.41%) .NET
7 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.05%) HTML
7 3 (4.05%) Spring
8 2 (2.70%) Angular 2
8 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.70%) JAXB
8 2 (2.70%) Kafka
8 2 (2.70%) LINQ
8 2 (2.70%) Node.js
8 2 (2.70%) SOAP
8 2 (2.70%) Swagger
8 2 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (39.19%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Blog
5 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 37 (50.00%) Linux
2 29 (39.19%) Windows
3 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Debian
4 4 (5.41%) Unix
5 3 (4.05%) AIX
6 2 (2.70%) Android
6 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (67.57%) BDD
2 48 (64.86%) DevOps
3 46 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (45.95%) Configuration Management
4 34 (45.95%) Open Source
5 29 (39.19%) High Availability
6 23 (31.08%) TDD
7 20 (27.03%) Scrum
8 15 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (16.22%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (13.51%) Microservices
11 8 (10.81%) Coaching
11 8 (10.81%) Kanban
12 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
13 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
13 6 (8.11%) SDLC
14 5 (6.76%) DSDM
14 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (6.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.81%) Java
2 31 (41.89%) Ruby
3 26 (35.14%) Python
4 23 (31.08%) Bash Shell
4 23 (31.08%) C
4 23 (31.08%) C++
4 23 (31.08%) Perl
4 23 (31.08%) PowerShell
5 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.11%) SQL
7 5 (6.76%) C#
8 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.70%) Java 8
8 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.35%) Go
9 1 (1.35%) R
9 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.41%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (40.54%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (47.30%) Puppet
2 34 (45.95%) Terraform
3 32 (43.24%) Ansible
3 32 (43.24%) Packer
4 26 (35.14%) Kubernetes
4 26 (35.14%) Nagios
5 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.05%) HP ALM
7 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (2.70%) Nessus
8 1 (1.35%) Grafana
8 1 (1.35%) Graylog
Vendors
1 26 (35.14%) New Relic
1 26 (35.14%) Splunk
2 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.05%) HP
4 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.70%) Capita
4 2 (2.70%) Informatica
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle
4 2 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.35%) OpenText
5 1 (1.35%) Pega