The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / North East
Rank 19 60 46
Rank change year-on-year +41 -14  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 78 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.61% 1.61% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.11% 1.89% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 7
Median daily rate £350 £300 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -16.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £259 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £345 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £387 £350
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.13 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 644 741 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.62% 85.07% 73.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 505 258
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the North East

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in the North East

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the North East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in the North East

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +40 76 £350 +19.14% 1
Durham -2 2 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 North East region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 112 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (69.84%) Scala
3 70 (55.56%) Java
4 62 (49.21%) Jenkins
5 60 (47.62%) Test Automation
6 56 (44.44%) Ruby
6 56 (44.44%) Selenium
7 55 (43.65%) JUnit
8 52 (41.27%) JSON
9 50 (39.68%) Automation Testing
10 49 (38.89%) Cucumber
10 49 (38.89%) TDD
11 47 (37.30%) C#
12 43 (34.13%) Test Scripting
13 39 (30.95%) Python
13 39 (30.95%) Git (software)
13 39 (30.95%) User Stories
14 38 (30.16%) RESTful
14 38 (30.16%) QA
15 35 (27.78%) CSS
16 34 (26.98%) Spring
16 34 (26.98%) Ruby on Rails
16 34 (26.98%) Unit Testing
16 34 (26.98%) Web Testing
16 34 (26.98%) RSpec
16 34 (26.98%) WebDriver
16 34 (26.98%) Play Framework
16 34 (26.98%) Defect Tracking
17 33 (26.19%) Open Source
18 32 (25.40%) Linux

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 27 (21.43%) Confluence
2 4 (3.17%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) IaaS
1 5 (3.97%) PaaS
1 5 (3.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.87%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 62 (49.21%) Jenkins
2 56 (44.44%) Selenium
3 55 (43.65%) JUnit
4 49 (38.89%) Cucumber
5 39 (30.95%) Git (software)
6 34 (26.98%) RSpec
6 34 (26.98%) WebDriver
7 27 (21.43%) JIRA
8 24 (19.05%) Subversion
9 19 (15.08%) SoapUI
10 8 (6.35%) HP UFT
General
1 20 (15.87%) Games
2 4 (3.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (39.68%) Developer
2 40 (31.75%) Tester
3 27 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 23 (18.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 22 (17.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 22 (17.46%) Selenium Tester
5 22 (17.46%) Test Engineer
6 21 (16.67%) Scala Developer
7 18 (14.29%) QA Engineer
7 18 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
8 17 (13.49%) Quality Engineer
9 14 (11.11%) Java Developer
10 13 (10.32%) Agile Tester
11 12 (9.52%) Java Scala Developer
12 11 (8.73%) Java Automation Tester
13 10 (7.94%) HTML CSS Developer
13 10 (7.94%) HTML Developer
13 10 (7.94%) Web Developer
14 9 (7.14%) C# Developer
15 8 (6.35%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (41.27%) JSON
2 38 (30.16%) RESTful
3 35 (27.78%) CSS
4 34 (26.98%) Play Framework
4 34 (26.98%) Ruby on Rails
4 34 (26.98%) Spring
5 32 (25.40%) Gherkin
6 31 (24.60%) Ajax
6 31 (24.60%) HTML
7 27 (21.43%) CSS3
7 27 (21.43%) HTML5
8 26 (20.63%) Spring MVC
9 25 (19.84%) REST
10 23 (18.25%) Web Services
11 19 (15.08%) Django
11 19 (15.08%) Guice
12 16 (12.70%) .NET
13 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET
13 15 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (3.97%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 9 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (7.14%) User Experience
3 6 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.17%) Linked Data
5 3 (2.38%) NHS
6 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.40%) Linux
2 4 (3.17%) Android
2 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.59%) MVS
3 2 (1.59%) Unix
3 2 (1.59%) VME
3 2 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 50 (39.68%) Automation Testing
4 49 (38.89%) TDD
5 43 (34.13%) Test Scripting
6 39 (30.95%) User Stories
7 34 (26.98%) Defect Tracking
7 34 (26.98%) Unit Testing
7 34 (26.98%) Web Testing
8 33 (26.19%) Open Source
9 32 (25.40%) Scrum
10 31 (24.60%) Responsive Web Design
10 31 (24.60%) Web Design
11 29 (23.02%) Test Strategy
12 27 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (20.63%) MVC
14 24 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (16.67%) Front End Development
15 21 (16.67%) Web Development
16 20 (15.87%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (69.84%) Scala
2 70 (55.56%) Java
3 56 (44.44%) Ruby
4 47 (37.30%) C#
5 39 (30.95%) Python
6 26 (20.63%) JavaScript
7 19 (15.08%) Groovy
8 5 (3.97%) Perl
9 4 (3.17%) C
9 4 (3.17%) PHP
9 4 (3.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) Degree
3 3 (2.38%) ISEB
3 3 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (30.16%) QA
2 20 (15.87%) WCAG
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Google
2 12 (9.52%) Atlassian
3 5 (3.97%) HP
4 2 (1.59%) CA
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