Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 47 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 50 127 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.80% 5.51% 5.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.65% 6.40% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 86 53
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £396 £334 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.73% -10.40% -0.67%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £280
90th Percentile £488 £476 £644
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £396 £333 £355
% change year-on-year +19.17% -6.34% -5.33%
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 752 1983 1188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.24% 86.07% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 1458 799
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £388 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £263
90th Percentile £550 £522 £605
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £388 £350 £408
% change year-on-year +10.71% -14.11% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 77 45
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +55.56% -3.82%
10th Percentile £10.68 £19.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.48 £36.36 £40.80
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +60.00% -5.48%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) Selenium
3 32 (64.00%) Java
4 27 (54.00%) Cucumber
5 26 (52.00%) Scala
5 26 (52.00%) WebDriver
6 25 (50.00%) TDD
6 25 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 22 (44.00%) Scrum
7 22 (44.00%) BDD
7 22 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (42.00%) Open Source
9 19 (38.00%) QA
10 15 (30.00%) Git (software)
11 14 (28.00%) JIRA
11 14 (28.00%) Ruby
11 14 (28.00%) User Stories
12 13 (26.00%) Test Strategy
12 13 (26.00%) WCAG
12 13 (26.00%) Games
12 13 (26.00%) JUnit
13 12 (24.00%) Linux
14 11 (22.00%) Web Testing
14 11 (22.00%) Kanban
14 11 (22.00%) Groovy
14 11 (22.00%) RSpec
15 10 (20.00%) Confluence
15 10 (20.00%) Software Engineering
15 10 (20.00%) Python
15 10 (20.00%) DevOps

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 10 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Slack
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
3 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
3 2 (4.00%) npm
3 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 2 (4.00%) PaaS
3 2 (4.00%) Serverless
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) DSL
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) MySQL
2 5 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (66.00%) Selenium
2 27 (54.00%) Cucumber
3 26 (52.00%) WebDriver
4 25 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 15 (30.00%) Git (software)
6 14 (28.00%) JIRA
7 13 (26.00%) JUnit
8 11 (22.00%) RSpec
9 9 (18.00%) Subversion
10 7 (14.00%) SoapUI
11 3 (6.00%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (4.00%) Grunt
12 2 (4.00%) gulp
12 2 (4.00%) Hudson
12 2 (4.00%) Jasmine
12 2 (4.00%) Protractor
12 2 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (4.00%) webpack
13 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
13 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (26.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Tester
3 9 (18.00%) Automation Tester
3 9 (18.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) JIRA Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Scala Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) RESTful
1 9 (18.00%) Web Services
2 7 (14.00%) JSON
2 7 (14.00%) SOAP
3 6 (12.00%) CSS
3 6 (12.00%) HTML
3 6 (12.00%) REST
4 4 (8.00%) CSS3
4 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 4 (8.00%) HTML5
4 4 (8.00%) Node.js
4 4 (8.00%) Play Framework
4 4 (8.00%) XML
5 2 (4.00%) Ajax
5 2 (4.00%) Browserify
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 2 (4.00%) Spring MVC
5 2 (4.00%) XSD
5 2 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Debian
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (50.00%) TDD
3 22 (44.00%) BDD
3 22 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (44.00%) Scrum
4 21 (42.00%) Open Source
5 14 (28.00%) User Stories
6 13 (26.00%) Test Strategy
7 11 (22.00%) Kanban
7 11 (22.00%) Web Testing
8 10 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 10 (20.00%) DevOps
8 10 (20.00%) Front End Development
8 10 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 9 (18.00%) API Testing
9 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (12.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 32 (64.00%) Java
2 26 (52.00%) Scala
3 14 (28.00%) Ruby
4 11 (22.00%) Groovy
5 10 (20.00%) Python
6 8 (16.00%) C#
6 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (14.00%) SQL
8 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) ISEB
1 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.00%) QA
2 13 (26.00%) WCAG
3 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Puppet
2 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Google
2 2 (4.00%) Kaspersky
2 2 (4.00%) OpenText
2 2 (4.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Vyatta