Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 38 56
Rank change year-on-year +17 +18 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 114 66 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.93% 5.43% 4.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.20% 6.41% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 89
North East median daily rate £400 £413 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +24.06% -11.33%
10th Percentile £315 £263 £269
90th Percentile £530 £473 £457
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North East median hourly rate - £46.25 -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.89% +12.50% +6.67%

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 1,118 1,030 2,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.55% 84.70% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 690 1,621
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 40 111
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.93% -20.91% +61.86%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.93 £11.05
90th Percentile £42.40 £48.05 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.39% +4.55%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 +24 77 £413 +4.10% 39
Durham +5 31 £375 -9.09% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 58 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (42.11%) Jenkins
4 46 (40.35%) DevOps
5 40 (35.09%) Selenium
5 40 (35.09%) Windows
6 39 (34.21%) Linux
6 39 (34.21%) Java
7 38 (33.33%) Scrum
8 37 (32.46%) Open Source
9 35 (30.70%) Puppet
9 35 (30.70%) JavaScript
10 33 (28.95%) Configuration Management
11 32 (28.07%) CSS
11 32 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
12 30 (26.32%) TDD
12 30 (26.32%) Docker
13 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 29 (25.44%) BDD
13 29 (25.44%) JIRA
14 28 (24.56%) .NET
15 27 (23.68%) Cucumber
16 26 (22.81%) Python
17 25 (21.93%) Ansible
18 24 (21.05%) Microservices
18 24 (21.05%) Confluence
19 23 (20.18%) Elastic Stack
19 23 (20.18%) Terraform
20 22 (19.30%) Test Scripting
20 22 (19.30%) Git (software)

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 24 (21.05%) Confluence
2 9 (7.89%) NServiceBus
3 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.63%) Apache
6 3 (2.63%) JBoss
6 3 (2.63%) nginx
6 3 (2.63%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.02%) Datadog
3 8 (7.02%) Slack
4 6 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.39%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (4.39%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.39%) BrowserStack
5 5 (4.39%) Route 53
5 5 (4.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.63%) GitHub
6 3 (2.63%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) HTTP
2 7 (6.14%) Firewall
2 7 (6.14%) VLAN
3 3 (2.63%) SSL
3 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.75%) SMS
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.89%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (7.89%) MySQL
2 9 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.63%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.63%) ZAP BI
7 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.88%) Big Data
7 1 (0.88%) KDB
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.88%) SQLite
7 1 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 48 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 40 (35.09%) Selenium
3 29 (25.44%) JIRA
4 27 (23.68%) Cucumber
5 22 (19.30%) Git (software)
6 17 (14.91%) Maven
7 16 (14.04%) JMeter
8 15 (13.16%) TeamCity
9 14 (12.28%) JUnit
10 13 (11.40%) Protractor
11 9 (7.89%) Gatling
11 9 (7.89%) Grunt
11 9 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (5.26%) Bower
12 6 (5.26%) WebDriver
13 5 (4.39%) GitLab
13 5 (4.39%) MSTest
13 5 (4.39%) NCrunch
13 5 (4.39%) SonarQube
14 4 (3.51%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Electronics
2 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.63%) Marketing
2 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (29.82%) Developer
2 30 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (13.16%) Analyst
3 15 (13.16%) Test Analyst
3 15 (13.16%) Tester
4 12 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 12 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 12 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 11 (9.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (7.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.14%) .NET Software Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Azure Developer
7 7 (6.14%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.07%) CSS
2 28 (24.56%) .NET
3 23 (20.18%) Elastic Stack
4 21 (18.42%) HTML
5 17 (14.91%) ASP.NET
5 17 (14.91%) Node.js
6 16 (14.04%) AngularJS
6 16 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (14.04%) HTML5
6 16 (14.04%) Web Services
7 12 (10.53%) React
7 12 (10.53%) XML
8 10 (8.77%) .NET Framework
8 10 (8.77%) REST
8 10 (8.77%) YAML
9 9 (7.89%) Angular 2
9 9 (7.89%) jQuery
9 9 (7.89%) JSON
10 8 (7.02%) Gherkin
11 7 (6.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.65%) User Experience
3 9 (7.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.09%) Windows
2 39 (34.21%) Linux
3 10 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.02%) Unix
5 5 (4.39%) CentOS
6 3 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (40.35%) DevOps
4 38 (33.33%) Scrum
5 37 (32.46%) Open Source
6 33 (28.95%) Configuration Management
7 30 (26.32%) TDD
8 29 (25.44%) BDD
9 24 (21.05%) Microservices
10 22 (19.30%) Test Scripting
11 21 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (18.42%) Software Engineering
12 19 (16.67%) Task Automation
13 17 (14.91%) MVC
14 16 (14.04%) Test Strategy
15 14 (12.28%) Kanban
16 13 (11.40%) High Availability
16 13 (11.40%) Multithreading
16 13 (11.40%) Project Management
17 12 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.21%) Java
2 35 (30.70%) JavaScript
3 26 (22.81%) Python
4 22 (19.30%) Ruby
5 20 (17.54%) SQL
6 19 (16.67%) C#
7 18 (15.79%) Perl
8 9 (7.89%) TypeScript
9 7 (6.14%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
10 6 (5.26%) C
10 6 (5.26%) C++
10 6 (5.26%) Scala
11 4 (3.51%) Groovy
12 3 (2.63%) Haskell
12 3 (2.63%) VB
13 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.88%) Java 8
14 1 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Degree
2 7 (6.14%) ISEB
2 7 (6.14%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.79%) QA
2 6 (5.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (26.32%) Docker
2 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (30.70%) Puppet
2 25 (21.93%) Ansible
3 23 (20.18%) Terraform
4 20 (17.54%) Packer
5 18 (15.79%) Nagios
6 15 (13.16%) Kubernetes
7 9 (7.89%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (7.89%) ZABBIX
8 8 (7.02%) Grafana
9 7 (6.14%) HP ALM
9 7 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (4.39%) Prometheus
10 5 (4.39%) Rancher
11 3 (2.63%) Kibana
12 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Oracle
2 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) New Relic
2 9 (7.89%) Riverbed
2 9 (7.89%) Splunk
3 7 (6.14%) HP
4 5 (4.39%) Black Duck
5 4 (3.51%) Google
6 3 (2.63%) Adobe
6 3 (2.63%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.63%) SAP
6 3 (2.63%) webMethods
7 2 (1.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.88%) FIS
8 1 (0.88%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.88%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.88%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.88%) Sybase