The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Web Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Web Testing
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 72 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing Web Testing 21 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.90% 0.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 0
Median daily rate £320 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £260
% change year-on-year -14.28% +34.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Web Testing 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 637 740 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.86% 85.16% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 499 260
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £548 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 21
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Web Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Testing in the North East

Web 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 Web Testing in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Testing in the North East

Web 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 Web Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +8 21 £320 -
Web Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web 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 Web Testing.

1 34 (100.00%) JUnit
1 34 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (100.00%) TDD
1 34 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 34 (100.00%) Selenium
1 34 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 34 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 34 (100.00%) Scala
1 34 (100.00%) RSpec
1 34 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 34 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 34 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 34 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 33 (97.06%) Automation Testing
3 19 (55.88%) Games
3 19 (55.88%) Test Strategy
3 19 (55.88%) WCAG
3 19 (55.88%) User Stories
4 18 (52.94%) Ruby
4 18 (52.94%) C#
4 18 (52.94%) Java
4 18 (52.94%) Python
5 17 (50.00%) QA
6 16 (47.06%) JSON
7 15 (44.12%) Smartphone
8 14 (41.18%) Gherkin
9 3 (8.82%) Open Source
10 2 (5.88%) Scrum
11 1 (2.94%) Front End Development

Web 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 34 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 34 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 34 (100.00%) JUnit
1 34 (100.00%) RSpec
1 34 (100.00%) Selenium
1 34 (100.00%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (55.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Test Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 16 (47.06%) Automation Tester
3 16 (47.06%) Quality Engineer
3 16 (47.06%) Tester
4 14 (41.18%) Agile Tester
4 14 (41.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 14 (41.18%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (14.71%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (2.94%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) JSON
2 14 (41.18%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 34 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 34 (100.00%) TDD
1 34 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 34 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 33 (97.06%) Automation Testing
3 19 (55.88%) Test Strategy
3 19 (55.88%) User Stories
4 3 (8.82%) Open Source
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (2.94%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (100.00%) Scala
2 18 (52.94%) C#
2 18 (52.94%) Java
2 18 (52.94%) Python
2 18 (52.94%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (55.88%) WCAG
2 17 (50.00%) QA