The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 14 55 38
Rank change year-on-year +41 -17  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 76 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.88% 1.87% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.48% 2.11% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 12 7
Median daily rate £350 £294 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.14% -17.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £325 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated 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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 525 616 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.98% 88.38% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 434 209
Median daily rate £390 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 16
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £11.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +49.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Tyne and Wear

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +41 76 £350 +19.14% 1
Automated Testing
North East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 112 (92.56%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (72.73%) Scala
3 70 (57.85%) Java
4 62 (51.24%) Jenkins
5 60 (49.59%) Test Automation
6 56 (46.28%) Ruby
6 56 (46.28%) Selenium
7 55 (45.45%) JUnit
8 50 (41.32%) Automation Testing
9 49 (40.50%) TDD
9 49 (40.50%) Cucumber
10 48 (39.67%) JSON
11 46 (38.02%) C#
12 43 (35.54%) Test Scripting
13 39 (32.23%) Git (software)
13 39 (32.23%) Python
13 39 (32.23%) User Stories
14 38 (31.40%) RESTful
14 38 (31.40%) QA
15 34 (28.10%) Unit Testing
15 34 (28.10%) Web Testing
15 34 (28.10%) Ruby on Rails
15 34 (28.10%) RSpec
15 34 (28.10%) WebDriver
15 34 (28.10%) Spring
15 34 (28.10%) Play Framework
15 34 (28.10%) Defect Tracking
16 33 (27.27%) Open Source
17 32 (26.45%) Scrum
17 32 (26.45%) Linux

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 27 (22.31%) Confluence
2 4 (3.31%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) IaaS
1 5 (4.13%) PaaS
1 5 (4.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.53%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 62 (51.24%) Jenkins
2 56 (46.28%) Selenium
3 55 (45.45%) JUnit
4 49 (40.50%) Cucumber
5 39 (32.23%) Git (software)
6 34 (28.10%) RSpec
6 34 (28.10%) WebDriver
7 27 (22.31%) JIRA
8 24 (19.83%) Subversion
9 19 (15.70%) SoapUI
10 8 (6.61%) HP UFT
General
1 20 (16.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (38.84%) Developer
2 39 (32.23%) Tester
3 27 (22.31%) Automation Tester
4 23 (19.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 22 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 22 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
5 22 (18.18%) Test Engineer
6 21 (17.36%) Scala Developer
7 18 (14.88%) QA Engineer
7 18 (14.88%) QA Test Engineer
8 17 (14.05%) Quality Engineer
9 14 (11.57%) Java Developer
10 13 (10.74%) Agile Tester
11 12 (9.92%) Java Scala Developer
12 11 (9.09%) Java Automation Tester
13 10 (8.26%) HTML CSS Developer
13 10 (8.26%) HTML Developer
14 9 (7.44%) C# Developer
15 8 (6.61%) QA Tester
16 7 (5.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (39.67%) JSON
2 38 (31.40%) RESTful
3 34 (28.10%) Play Framework
3 34 (28.10%) Ruby on Rails
3 34 (28.10%) Spring
4 32 (26.45%) Gherkin
5 31 (25.62%) Ajax
5 31 (25.62%) CSS
5 31 (25.62%) HTML
6 27 (22.31%) CSS3
6 27 (22.31%) HTML5
7 26 (21.49%) Spring MVC
8 25 (20.66%) REST
9 19 (15.70%) Django
9 19 (15.70%) Guice
9 19 (15.70%) Web Services
10 15 (12.40%) .NET
10 15 (12.40%) ASP.NET
10 15 (12.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (4.13%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Smartphone
2 9 (7.44%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (7.44%) User Experience
3 3 (2.48%) NHS
4 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.45%) Linux
2 2 (1.65%) MVS
2 2 (1.65%) Unix
2 2 (1.65%) VME
2 2 (1.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (92.56%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (49.59%) Test Automation
3 50 (41.32%) Automation Testing
4 49 (40.50%) TDD
5 43 (35.54%) Test Scripting
6 39 (32.23%) User Stories
7 34 (28.10%) Defect Tracking
7 34 (28.10%) Unit Testing
7 34 (28.10%) Web Testing
8 33 (27.27%) Open Source
9 32 (26.45%) Scrum
10 31 (25.62%) Responsive Web Design
10 31 (25.62%) Web Design
11 29 (23.97%) Test Strategy
12 27 (22.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (21.49%) MVC
14 24 (19.83%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (17.36%) Front End Development
16 20 (16.53%) API Testing
16 20 (16.53%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (72.73%) Scala
2 70 (57.85%) Java
3 56 (46.28%) Ruby
4 46 (38.02%) C#
5 39 (32.23%) Python
6 22 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 19 (15.70%) Groovy
8 5 (4.13%) Perl
9 4 (3.31%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.48%) Degree
3 3 (2.48%) ISEB
3 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (31.40%) QA
2 20 (16.53%) WCAG
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) Google
2 12 (9.92%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.13%) HP
4 2 (1.65%) CA
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