Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 16 January 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 173 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.24% 8.49% 6.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 9.71% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 111 76
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £295 £275 £304
90th Percentile £488 £476 £638
North East median daily rate £413 £350 £450
% change year-on-year +17.86% -22.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate £46.25 - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 793 1,782 1,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.57% 87.44% 86.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 1,277 843
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £375 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.96% +6.79%
10th Percentile £260 £265 £265
90th Percentile £579 £533 £600
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £417
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.96% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 43
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +43.59% -10.55%
10th Percentile £9.40 £12.38 £12.07
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £30.00 £26.54 £17.00
% change year-on-year +13.05% +56.10% -22.09%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Tyne and Wear

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 47 £425 +21.43% 4
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Java
3 28 (58.33%) Selenium
4 25 (52.08%) TDD
4 25 (52.08%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (52.08%) Open Source
5 22 (45.83%) Scrum
5 22 (45.83%) Cucumber
5 22 (45.83%) BDD
5 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
6 19 (39.58%) WebDriver
6 19 (39.58%) Scala
7 17 (35.42%) QA
8 16 (33.33%) JIRA
8 16 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 14 (29.17%) Linux
10 13 (27.08%) DevOps
11 12 (25.00%) Confluence
12 11 (22.92%) Kanban
12 11 (22.92%) Ruby
13 10 (20.83%) Subversion
13 10 (20.83%) Groovy
13 10 (20.83%) Web Services
14 9 (18.75%) JUnit
14 9 (18.75%) SQL
14 9 (18.75%) User Stories
14 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
14 9 (18.75%) Front End Development
15 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 8 (16.67%) Python

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 12 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) CMS
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) Slack
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Mimecast
3 2 (4.17%) npm
3 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 2 (4.17%) PaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Serverless
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) DSL
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) MySQL
2 5 (10.42%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (58.33%) Selenium
2 22 (45.83%) Cucumber
2 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
3 19 (39.58%) WebDriver
4 16 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 16 (33.33%) JIRA
5 10 (20.83%) Subversion
6 9 (18.75%) JUnit
7 7 (14.58%) RSpec
7 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (6.25%) Maven
8 3 (6.25%) Sahi
8 3 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (6.25%) WATIR
9 2 (4.17%) GitLab
9 2 (4.17%) gulp
9 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
9 2 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (4.17%) webpack
General
1 7 (14.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 6 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) JIRA Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps Developer
8 2 (4.17%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) Web Services
2 7 (14.58%) RESTful
2 7 (14.58%) SOAP
3 6 (12.50%) CSS
3 6 (12.50%) HTML
3 6 (12.50%) JSON
3 6 (12.50%) REST
4 5 (10.42%) XML
5 4 (8.33%) CSS3
5 4 (8.33%) HTML5
5 4 (8.33%) Node.js
5 4 (8.33%) Play Framework
6 3 (6.25%) .NET
7 2 (4.17%) Ajax
7 2 (4.17%) Middleware
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.17%) Spring
7 2 (4.17%) Spring MVC
7 2 (4.17%) XSD
7 2 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Debian
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (52.08%) Open Source
2 25 (52.08%) TDD
3 22 (45.83%) BDD
3 22 (45.83%) Scrum
4 13 (27.08%) DevOps
5 11 (22.92%) Kanban
6 9 (18.75%) Front End Development
6 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 9 (18.75%) User Stories
7 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.58%) API Testing
8 7 (14.58%) SFIA
8 7 (14.58%) Web Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.50%) SDLC
10 5 (10.42%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) Scala
3 11 (22.92%) Ruby
4 10 (20.83%) Groovy
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (16.67%) Python
7 5 (10.42%) C#
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
8 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISEB
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
2 7 (14.58%) WCAG
3 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Ansible
2 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
2 2 (4.17%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.17%) Google
2 2 (4.17%) Kaspersky
2 2 (4.17%) OpenText
2 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.17%) SaltStack
3 1 (2.08%) Vyatta