Period
to 19 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 19 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 55 46
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 66 131 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.43% 4.81% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.45% 5.70% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 89 63
North East median daily rate £413 £333 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.06% -11.33% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £280
90th Percentile £473 £457 £617
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 1024 2299 1674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.21% 84.46% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 1590 1071
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 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 95 74
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +69.75% -12.72%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.02 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.26 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +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 19 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 19 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 +3 51 £396 +20.08% 4
Durham - 13 £413 - 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (53.03%) Selenium
2 35 (53.03%) Continuous Integration
2 35 (53.03%) Java
2 35 (53.03%) Jenkins
3 31 (46.97%) TDD
4 28 (42.42%) WebDriver
4 28 (42.42%) Cucumber
5 27 (40.91%) Scala
6 26 (39.39%) Scrum
7 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
8 23 (34.85%) Open Source
9 22 (33.33%) BDD
10 21 (31.82%) JIRA
11 20 (30.30%) Linux
12 19 (28.79%) QA
13 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
13 18 (27.27%) DevOps
14 17 (25.76%) Confluence
14 17 (25.76%) User Stories
14 17 (25.76%) Subversion
14 17 (25.76%) Windows
15 14 (21.21%) C#
15 14 (21.21%) Ruby
15 14 (21.21%) JSON
16 13 (19.70%) WCAG
16 13 (19.70%) JUnit
16 13 (19.70%) Games
16 13 (19.70%) Test Strategy
17 12 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery

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 17 (25.76%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.03%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) Slack
3 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (4.55%) IaaS
3 3 (4.55%) PaaS
3 3 (4.55%) Serverless
4 2 (3.03%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.03%) npm
4 2 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) DSL
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) MySQL
2 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.03%) GIS
5 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (53.03%) Jenkins
1 35 (53.03%) Selenium
2 28 (42.42%) Cucumber
2 28 (42.42%) WebDriver
3 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 21 (31.82%) JIRA
5 17 (25.76%) Subversion
6 13 (19.70%) JUnit
7 11 (16.67%) RSpec
8 8 (12.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (12.12%) SoapUI
9 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (3.03%) Artifactory
11 2 (3.03%) Grunt
11 2 (3.03%) gulp
11 2 (3.03%) Hudson
11 2 (3.03%) Jasmine
11 2 (3.03%) Protractor
General
1 13 (19.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Automation Tester
3 10 (15.15%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (10.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.09%) QA Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Test Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) JSON
2 10 (15.15%) RESTful
2 10 (15.15%) Web Services
3 9 (13.64%) CSS
3 9 (13.64%) HTML
4 8 (12.12%) .NET
4 8 (12.12%) Angular 2
4 8 (12.12%) AngularJS
4 8 (12.12%) SOAP
5 6 (9.09%) HTML5
5 6 (9.09%) Node.js
5 6 (9.09%) REST
6 5 (7.58%) jQuery
6 5 (7.58%) XML
7 4 (6.06%) CSS3
7 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
7 4 (6.06%) Play Framework
7 4 (6.06%) Sass
8 3 (4.55%) XSD
8 3 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Linux
2 17 (25.76%) Windows
3 8 (12.12%) Unix
4 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) OpenVMS
6 2 (3.03%) VMS
7 1 (1.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (53.03%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (46.97%) TDD
4 26 (39.39%) Scrum
5 23 (34.85%) Open Source
6 22 (33.33%) BDD
7 18 (27.27%) DevOps
7 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 17 (25.76%) User Stories
9 13 (19.70%) Test Strategy
10 12 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (16.67%) Kanban
11 11 (16.67%) Web Testing
12 10 (15.15%) Acceptance Criteria
12 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
12 10 (15.15%) Front End Development
12 10 (15.15%) Test Scripting
13 9 (13.64%) API Testing
14 8 (12.12%) Defect Tracking
15 7 (10.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.03%) Java
2 27 (40.91%) Scala
3 14 (21.21%) C#
3 14 (21.21%) Ruby
4 12 (18.18%) Groovy
4 12 (18.18%) Python
5 11 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 8 (12.12%) SQL
8 7 (10.61%) Shell Script
9 5 (7.58%) C++
10 3 (4.55%) C
11 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.52%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) ISEB
2 3 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.03%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
2 13 (19.70%) WCAG
3 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Docker
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Puppet
2 3 (4.55%) Ansible
2 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
2 3 (4.55%) OpenText
2 3 (4.55%) SaltStack
3 2 (3.03%) Google
3 2 (3.03%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Vyatta