Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 7 18
Rank change year-on-year -42 +11 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 194 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.89% 15.81% 8.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 17.20% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 124 84
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -7.41% +11.18%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £463 £533
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £350 £376
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.79% +10.44%
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 863 1,128 1,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.97% 91.93% 88.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 795 861
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £250
90th Percentile £588 £536 £545
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.73% -0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 44 34
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £15.50 £28.08 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.79% +33.69% +76.06%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.98 £12.64
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £28.75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.30 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -41.79% +43.59% +60.13%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (64.58%) BDD
3 28 (58.33%) Java
4 27 (56.25%) DevOps
5 26 (54.17%) TDD
6 22 (45.83%) Selenium
7 21 (43.75%) Linux
8 20 (41.67%) Scrum
8 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
9 19 (39.58%) Open Source
10 18 (37.50%) Ruby
11 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (31.25%) Configuration Management
11 15 (31.25%) Cucumber
12 14 (29.17%) Python
13 13 (27.08%) Windows
13 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (27.08%) Puppet
14 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
14 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
14 11 (22.92%) Docker
14 11 (22.92%) Terraform
14 11 (22.92%) Perl
14 11 (22.92%) JIRA
15 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
15 10 (20.83%) Nagios
15 10 (20.83%) Packer
15 10 (20.83%) Ansible
15 10 (20.83%) New Relic

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 (20.83%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Documentum
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (20.83%) Datadog
3 4 (8.33%) Slack
4 2 (4.17%) BrowserStack
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.08%) GitHub
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) SMS
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.17%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.08%) Big Data
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Selenium
2 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 15 (31.25%) Cucumber
4 11 (22.92%) Git (software)
4 11 (22.92%) JIRA
4 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
5 10 (20.83%) TeamCity
6 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
6 5 (10.42%) Subversion
7 4 (8.33%) HP UFT
7 4 (8.33%) JUnit
8 3 (6.25%) Sahi
8 3 (6.25%) WATIR
9 2 (4.17%) Burp Suite
9 2 (4.17%) FindBugs
9 2 (4.17%) Gerrit
9 2 (4.17%) GitLab
9 2 (4.17%) Gradle
9 2 (4.17%) Maven
9 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Test Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Project Leader
5 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Test Project Leader
5 5 (10.42%) Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Angular Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Azure Developer
8 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (14.58%) REST
2 7 (14.58%) Web Services
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
3 5 (10.42%) JSON
3 5 (10.42%) RESTful
4 4 (8.33%) XML
5 3 (6.25%) Angular 2
5 3 (6.25%) CSS
5 3 (6.25%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) Node.js
5 3 (6.25%) Spring
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) Middleware
7 1 (2.08%) JAXB
7 1 (2.08%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.08%) XForms
7 1 (2.08%) XSD
7 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Blog
4 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (43.75%) Linux
2 13 (27.08%) Windows
3 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Unix
5 4 (8.33%) Debian
6 3 (6.25%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) Android
7 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (64.58%) BDD
3 27 (56.25%) DevOps
4 26 (54.17%) TDD
5 20 (41.67%) Scrum
6 19 (39.58%) Open Source
7 15 (31.25%) Configuration Management
7 15 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.75%) High Availability
9 8 (16.67%) Microservices
9 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (14.58%) Coaching
10 7 (14.58%) SDLC
11 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 6 (12.50%) SFIA
12 5 (10.42%) Kanban
12 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
13 4 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) Java
2 18 (37.50%) Ruby
3 14 (29.17%) Python
4 11 (22.92%) Perl
5 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
6 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
6 9 (18.75%) C
6 9 (18.75%) C++
7 7 (14.58%) SQL
8 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 4 (8.33%) C#
10 3 (6.25%) Scala
11 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
12 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
12 1 (2.08%) Go
12 1 (2.08%) Java 8
12 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 4 (8.33%) ISEB
3 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) WCAG
3 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Docker
2 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Puppet
2 11 (22.92%) Terraform
3 10 (20.83%) Ansible
3 10 (20.83%) Kubernetes
3 10 (20.83%) Nagios
3 10 (20.83%) Packer
4 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.17%) Nessus
5 2 (4.17%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (2.08%) Grafana
6 1 (2.08%) Graylog
6 1 (2.08%) HP ALM
6 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) New Relic
1 10 (20.83%) Splunk
2 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.08%) Capita
5 1 (2.08%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) OpenText
5 1 (2.08%) Pega