Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 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.

Automated Testing
England > North East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 50 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 67 146 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.47% 5.35% 4.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.52% 6.35% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 100 62
North East median daily rate £413 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.32% -9.33% -
10th Percentile £263 £270 £280
90th Percentile £475 £456 £627
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North East median hourly rate £46.25 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 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 1028 2301 1668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 83.99% 84.38% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 1593 1065
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 73
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +64.71% -10.05%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the North East

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in the North East

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the North East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in the North East

Test Automation
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 Test Automation in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in the North East

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 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 +12 52 £413 +21.32% 9
Durham - 14 £413 - 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (53.73%) Jenkins
3 35 (52.24%) Selenium
3 35 (52.24%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (50.75%) Java
5 32 (47.76%) TDD
6 28 (41.79%) WebDriver
6 28 (41.79%) Cucumber
7 27 (40.30%) Scala
7 27 (40.30%) Scrum
8 26 (38.81%) Git (software)
9 24 (35.82%) Open Source
10 23 (34.33%) JIRA
11 22 (32.84%) BDD
12 21 (31.34%) Linux
13 20 (29.85%) DevOps
14 19 (28.36%) Confluence
14 19 (28.36%) Windows
14 19 (28.36%) QA
14 19 (28.36%) Subversion
15 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
16 17 (25.37%) User Stories
17 14 (20.90%) C#
17 14 (20.90%) Ruby
17 14 (20.90%) JSON
18 13 (19.40%) WCAG
18 13 (19.40%) JUnit
18 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
18 13 (19.40%) Games
18 13 (19.40%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
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 19 (28.36%) Confluence
2 3 (4.48%) CMS
2 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.49%) Drupal
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.97%) Slack
4 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.48%) IaaS
4 3 (4.48%) PaaS
4 3 (4.48%) Serverless
5 2 (2.99%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.99%) npm
5 2 (2.99%) Office 365
6 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) DSL
2 1 (1.49%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.99%) GIS
5 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (53.73%) Jenkins
2 35 (52.24%) Selenium
3 28 (41.79%) Cucumber
3 28 (41.79%) WebDriver
4 26 (38.81%) Git (software)
5 23 (34.33%) JIRA
6 19 (28.36%) Subversion
7 13 (19.40%) JUnit
8 11 (16.42%) RSpec
9 9 (13.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (11.94%) SoapUI
11 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
12 3 (4.48%) JIRA Agile
12 3 (4.48%) Maven
12 3 (4.48%) Selenium IDE
12 3 (4.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (2.99%) Artifactory
13 2 (2.99%) Grunt
13 2 (2.99%) Protractor
13 2 (2.99%) webpack
General
1 13 (19.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (16.42%) Tester
3 10 (14.93%) Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Automation Tester
3 10 (14.93%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Test Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.45%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (10.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.96%) QA Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Technical Test Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) JSON
2 10 (14.93%) RESTful
2 10 (14.93%) Web Services
3 9 (13.43%) .NET
3 9 (13.43%) CSS
3 9 (13.43%) HTML
4 8 (11.94%) Angular 2
4 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
4 8 (11.94%) SOAP
5 6 (8.96%) HTML5
5 6 (8.96%) Node.js
5 6 (8.96%) REST
6 5 (7.46%) jQuery
6 5 (7.46%) XML
7 4 (5.97%) CSS3
7 4 (5.97%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.97%) Play Framework
7 4 (5.97%) Sass
8 3 (4.48%) XSD
8 3 (4.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Linux
2 19 (28.36%) Windows
3 9 (13.43%) Unix
4 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) OpenVMS
6 2 (2.99%) VMS
7 1 (1.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (68.66%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (52.24%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (47.76%) TDD
4 27 (40.30%) Scrum
5 24 (35.82%) Open Source
6 22 (32.84%) BDD
7 20 (29.85%) DevOps
8 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
9 17 (25.37%) User Stories
10 13 (19.40%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (19.40%) Test Strategy
11 12 (17.91%) Kanban
12 11 (16.42%) Configuration Management
12 11 (16.42%) Web Testing
13 10 (14.93%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (14.93%) Front End Development
13 10 (14.93%) Test Scripting
14 9 (13.43%) API Testing
15 8 (11.94%) Defect Tracking
15 8 (11.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) Java
2 27 (40.30%) Scala
3 14 (20.90%) C#
3 14 (20.90%) Ruby
4 12 (17.91%) Groovy
4 12 (17.91%) Python
5 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
7 8 (11.94%) SQL
8 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.97%) C++
10 2 (2.99%) C
11 1 (1.49%) Pascal
11 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) ISEB
2 3 (4.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.36%) QA
2 13 (19.40%) WCAG
3 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
2 3 (4.48%) Ansible
2 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.48%) OpenText
2 3 (4.48%) SaltStack
3 2 (2.99%) Google
3 2 (2.99%) Kaspersky
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) Vyatta