Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 23 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.

Software Testing
England > North East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 142 59
Rank change year-on-year +42 -83 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 21 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.082% 0.78% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.92% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 54
North East median daily rate - £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.43% -1.41%
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% -13.33%

Software Testing 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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1031 2285 1695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.09% 84.38% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 1583 1080
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -13.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 74
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in the North East

Software 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 Software Testing in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in the North East

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in the North East

Software 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 Software Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +45 1 - - 2
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development

Software Testing
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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Test Expert
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java