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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 48 34
Rank change year-on-year +31 -14  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 43 92 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.56% 5.74% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.81% 6.67% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 57 31
Median daily rate £335 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £404 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation 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 488 1379 659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.76% 86.08% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 887 419
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 71 39
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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 +38 36 £320 -1.53% 14
Durham 0 3 £380 -5.00% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 125 (84.46%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (66.89%) Scala
3 90 (60.81%) Java
4 78 (52.70%) Selenium
5 74 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 69 (46.62%) Ruby
7 57 (38.51%) Scrum
8 55 (37.16%) C#
9 54 (36.49%) TDD
10 52 (35.14%) Cucumber
11 50 (33.78%) JUnit
12 48 (32.43%) RESTful
12 48 (32.43%) WebDriver
13 47 (31.76%) QA
14 45 (30.41%) User Stories
15 44 (29.73%) Git (software)
16 43 (29.05%) Python
17 42 (28.38%) HTML
17 42 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (27.70%) JSON
19 40 (27.03%) JIRA
20 39 (26.35%) Continuous Improvement
20 39 (26.35%) Gherkin
21 38 (25.68%) Confluence
21 38 (25.68%) CSS
22 35 (23.65%) RSpec
23 34 (22.97%) Test Scripting
23 34 (22.97%) Unit Testing
24 33 (22.30%) Ruby on Rails
25 32 (21.62%) Ajax

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 38 (25.68%) Confluence
2 6 (4.05%) GeoServer
3 4 (2.70%) Apache
4 2 (1.35%) CMS
4 2 (1.35%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.68%) Drupal
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.73%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (3.38%) BrowserStack
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.57%) HTTP
2 5 (3.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.19%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.08%) GIS
3 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.35%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 78 (52.70%) Selenium
2 74 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 52 (35.14%) Cucumber
4 50 (33.78%) JUnit
5 48 (32.43%) WebDriver
6 44 (29.73%) Git (software)
7 40 (27.03%) JIRA
8 35 (23.65%) RSpec
9 24 (16.22%) Subversion
10 20 (13.51%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.35%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.35%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.68%) Gatling
12 1 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (0.68%) Sahi
General
1 18 (12.16%) Games
2 1 (0.68%) Finance
2 1 (0.68%) Marketing
2 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (45.95%) Developer
2 50 (33.78%) Tester
3 44 (29.73%) Automation Tester
4 26 (17.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 25 (16.89%) Scala Developer
5 25 (16.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 25 (16.89%) Selenium Tester
6 20 (13.51%) Test Engineer
7 17 (11.49%) HTML Developer
8 15 (10.14%) Agile Tester
8 15 (10.14%) QA Engineer
9 14 (9.46%) Java Developer
10 12 (8.11%) HTML CSS Developer
10 12 (8.11%) Java Automation Tester
10 12 (8.11%) QA Tester
11 11 (7.43%) QA Test Engineer
11 11 (7.43%) Software Developer
12 10 (6.76%) C# Developer
12 10 (6.76%) Quality Engineer
12 10 (6.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.43%) RESTful
2 42 (28.38%) HTML
3 41 (27.70%) JSON
4 39 (26.35%) Gherkin
5 38 (25.68%) CSS
6 33 (22.30%) Ruby on Rails
7 32 (21.62%) Ajax
7 32 (21.62%) Play Framework
7 32 (21.62%) Spring
8 31 (20.95%) HTML5
8 31 (20.95%) REST
9 27 (18.24%) CSS3
10 24 (16.22%) Spring MVC
11 22 (14.86%) .NET
11 22 (14.86%) Web Services
12 21 (14.19%) Django
12 21 (14.19%) Guice
13 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET
13 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (6.08%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Smartphone
2 9 (6.08%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (5.41%) User Experience
4 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.68%) Linked Data
4 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.59%) Linux
2 10 (6.76%) Windows
3 4 (2.70%) Unix
4 3 (2.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (84.46%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.51%) Scrum
3 54 (36.49%) TDD
4 45 (30.41%) User Stories
5 42 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (26.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 34 (22.97%) Test Scripting
7 34 (22.97%) Unit Testing
8 32 (21.62%) Open Source
8 32 (21.62%) Responsive Web Design
8 32 (21.62%) Software Engineering
8 32 (21.62%) Web Design
9 30 (20.27%) Web Testing
10 29 (19.59%) API Testing
11 28 (18.92%) BDD
12 27 (18.24%) Defect Tracking
12 27 (18.24%) Kanban
13 26 (17.57%) Exploratory Testing
13 26 (17.57%) Web Development
14 25 (16.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (66.89%) Scala
2 90 (60.81%) Java
3 69 (46.62%) Ruby
4 55 (37.16%) C#
5 43 (29.05%) Python
6 30 (20.27%) JavaScript
7 26 (17.57%) Groovy
8 7 (4.73%) SQL
9 2 (1.35%) C++
9 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.35%) ISEB
2 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (31.76%) QA
2 18 (12.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Puppet
1 4 (2.70%) Terraform
2 3 (2.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (14.19%) Google
2 19 (12.84%) Atlassian
3 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle
5 1 (0.68%) SAP
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