The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 75 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.86% 1.72% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.95% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software 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 518 614 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 89.00% 88.09% 77.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 433 209
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 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.88 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% +35.78%  
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 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Tyne and Wear

Software 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 Software Testing in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Tyne and Wear

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Tyne and Wear

Software 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 Software Testing within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 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 -17 4 £370 +5.71% 2
Jarrow - 1 - -
Software Testing
North East

Software Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Scala
3 2 (40.00%) RSpec
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

Software 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) RSpec
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) HR Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) Scala
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft