Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 41 33
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 76 49 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.65% 5.57% 7.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.60% 6.35% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 101
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £445 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £296 £273 £275
90th Percentile £533 £488 £476
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £445 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +4.71% +21.43% -22.22%
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 792 772 1,843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 90.10% 87.83% 88.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 566 1,340
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% -13.94%
10th Percentile £290 £251 £240
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +8.97% +11.35% -13.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 72
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.75 £22.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.05% -21.43% +33.33%
10th Percentile £9.26 £10.55 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.89 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.91% -36.36% +41.03%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (47.37%) Jenkins
3 34 (44.74%) DevOps
4 31 (40.79%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (39.47%) Linux
6 28 (36.84%) Java
6 28 (36.84%) JIRA
6 28 (36.84%) Selenium
6 28 (36.84%) Puppet
7 26 (34.21%) Open Source
7 26 (34.21%) Confluence
7 26 (34.21%) Scrum
8 25 (32.89%) JavaScript
8 25 (32.89%) Docker
9 24 (31.58%) Configuration Management
9 24 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (30.26%) Python
10 23 (30.26%) Cucumber
11 22 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
11 22 (28.95%) Windows
12 21 (27.63%) Git (software)
13 19 (25.00%) BDD
13 19 (25.00%) CSS
14 18 (23.68%) SQL
14 18 (23.68%) Ruby
14 18 (23.68%) Elastic Stack
15 17 (22.37%) Maven
15 17 (22.37%) Ansible
16 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
16 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering

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 26 (34.21%) Confluence
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (6.58%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.26%) Apache
5 4 (5.26%) JBoss
5 4 (5.26%) nginx
5 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.53%) Slack
3 7 (9.21%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon S3
4 5 (6.58%) Route 53
4 5 (6.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (5.26%) GitHub
5 4 (5.26%) Google Analytics
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (3.95%) BrowserStack
7 2 (2.63%) Datadog
7 2 (2.63%) IaaS
8 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.79%) HTTP
2 9 (11.84%) Firewall
3 7 (9.21%) VLAN
4 4 (5.26%) SSL
4 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) MongoDB
2 9 (11.84%) MySQL
2 9 (11.84%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.95%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (3.95%) ZAP BI
7 1 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (1.32%) KDB
7 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.32%) SQLite
7 1 (1.32%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 36 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 28 (36.84%) JIRA
2 28 (36.84%) Selenium
3 23 (30.26%) Cucumber
4 21 (27.63%) Git (software)
5 17 (22.37%) Maven
6 16 (21.05%) JMeter
7 13 (17.11%) JUnit
8 10 (13.16%) Gatling
8 10 (13.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (6.58%) GitLab
9 5 (6.58%) LoadRunner
9 5 (6.58%) MSTest
9 5 (6.58%) NCrunch
9 5 (6.58%) SonarQube
9 5 (6.58%) WebDriver
10 4 (5.26%) Grunt
10 4 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (5.26%) Sublime Text
10 4 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Electronics
2 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (22.37%) Tester
3 14 (18.42%) Developer
4 12 (15.79%) Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 11 (14.47%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.89%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.58%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.26%) .NET Applications Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Applications Developer
8 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.26%) C# Application Developer
8 4 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.00%) CSS
2 18 (23.68%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (15.79%) Node.js
4 11 (14.47%) YAML
5 10 (13.16%) HTML
5 10 (13.16%) XML
6 8 (10.53%) .NET
6 8 (10.53%) Gherkin
6 8 (10.53%) REST
7 6 (7.89%) JSON
8 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
8 5 (6.58%) jQuery
8 5 (6.58%) LINQ
8 5 (6.58%) RESTful
8 5 (6.58%) SOAP
9 4 (5.26%) EJB
9 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.26%) J2SE
9 4 (5.26%) Servlets
9 4 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) User Experience
2 10 (13.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Linux
2 22 (28.95%) Windows
3 12 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (11.84%) Unix
5 7 (9.21%) CentOS
6 4 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.74%) DevOps
3 31 (40.79%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (34.21%) Open Source
4 26 (34.21%) Scrum
5 24 (31.58%) Configuration Management
5 24 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (25.00%) BDD
7 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 15 (19.74%) Kanban
9 14 (18.42%) Microservices
10 13 (17.11%) Regression Testing
10 13 (17.11%) SDLC
11 12 (15.79%) Test Strategy
12 11 (14.47%) SOA
13 10 (13.16%) Change Management
13 10 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
13 10 (13.16%) Integration Testing
13 10 (13.16%) OO
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) Java
2 25 (32.89%) JavaScript
3 23 (30.26%) Python
4 18 (23.68%) Ruby
4 18 (23.68%) SQL
5 15 (19.74%) Perl
6 11 (14.47%) C#
7 6 (7.89%) Scala
8 5 (6.58%) Groovy
9 4 (5.26%) Haskell
10 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.32%) C
11 1 (1.32%) C++
11 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.89%) ISEB
3 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) QA
System Software
1 25 (32.89%) Docker
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (36.84%) Puppet
2 17 (22.37%) Ansible
3 13 (17.11%) Nagios
4 10 (13.16%) Docker Swarm
4 10 (13.16%) Terraform
4 10 (13.16%) ZABBIX
5 9 (11.84%) Grafana
5 9 (11.84%) Kubernetes
5 9 (11.84%) Packer
6 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (6.58%) Prometheus
7 5 (6.58%) Rancher
8 4 (5.26%) Kibana
9 3 (3.95%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
2 10 (13.16%) Riverbed
3 5 (6.58%) Black Duck
3 5 (6.58%) Google
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) Adobe
4 4 (5.26%) webMethods
5 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.95%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) New Relic
5 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 3 (3.95%) Splunk
6 2 (2.63%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (2.63%) Pega
6 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.32%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (1.32%) Sybase