The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
England / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 118 66
Rank change year-on-year +74 -52  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 15 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.68% 0.62% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 0.70% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £300 £250 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £310 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 1437 782
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 93.74% 89.25% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 887 459
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 83 81
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +83.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the North East

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in the North East

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the North East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in the North East

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 +87 13 £288 +15.00% 2
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Selenium
1 44 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 43 (97.73%) Java
3 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (90.91%) Scala
4 35 (79.55%) Gherkin
5 32 (72.73%) Jenkins
6 28 (63.64%) Cucumber
7 26 (59.09%) User Stories
7 26 (59.09%) QA
8 24 (54.55%) WebDriver
9 23 (52.27%) Scrum
10 22 (50.00%) Software Engineering
10 22 (50.00%) RESTful
10 22 (50.00%) Kanban
10 22 (50.00%) Groovy
10 22 (50.00%) API Testing
10 22 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
12 18 (40.91%) RSpec
12 18 (40.91%) Web Testing
12 18 (40.91%) Ruby
12 18 (40.91%) TDD
12 18 (40.91%) JUnit
13 17 (38.64%) C#
13 17 (38.64%) Python
13 17 (38.64%) Defect Tracking
13 17 (38.64%) Performance Testing
13 17 (38.64%) Exploratory Testing
14 16 (36.36%) Security Testing

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 14 (31.82%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 44 (100.00%) Selenium
2 32 (72.73%) Jenkins
3 28 (63.64%) Cucumber
4 24 (54.55%) WebDriver
5 18 (40.91%) JUnit
5 18 (40.91%) RSpec
6 16 (36.36%) SoapUI
7 14 (31.82%) JIRA
8 1 (2.27%) Gatling
General
1 5 (11.36%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (79.55%) Gherkin
2 22 (50.00%) RESTful
3 16 (36.36%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (59.09%) User Stories
4 23 (52.27%) Scrum
5 22 (50.00%) API Testing
5 22 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (50.00%) Kanban
5 22 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
7 18 (40.91%) TDD
7 18 (40.91%) Web Testing
8 17 (38.64%) Defect Tracking
8 17 (38.64%) Exploratory Testing
8 17 (38.64%) Performance Testing
9 16 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (36.36%) Defect Management
9 16 (36.36%) Security Testing
9 16 (36.36%) Unit Testing
9 16 (36.36%) Usability Testing
10 15 (34.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (97.73%) Java
2 40 (90.91%) Scala
3 22 (50.00%) Groovy
4 18 (40.91%) Ruby
5 17 (38.64%) C#
5 17 (38.64%) Python
6 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (59.09%) QA
2 5 (11.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Atlassian
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