Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 47 30
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 115 130 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.17% 5.83% 5.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.76% 6.68% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 88 70
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -5.80% -2.13%
10th Percentile £300 £232 £250
90th Percentile £454 £441 £450
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year +7.69% -5.80% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate £21.13 - -

Test Automation 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 836 1947 998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.47% 87.39% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 1311 638
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £380 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £223 £236
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
North East median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 90 52
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +111.32% -28.38%
10th Percentile £10.13 £14.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £36.00 £28.75
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +107.41% -20.59%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +33 115 £350 +7.69% 11
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 100 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (75.65%) Scala
3 75 (65.22%) Java
4 67 (58.26%) Selenium
5 63 (54.78%) Jenkins
6 60 (52.17%) Ruby
7 46 (40.00%) Scrum
7 46 (40.00%) RESTful
8 42 (36.52%) C#
9 41 (35.65%) WebDriver
10 40 (34.78%) QA
10 40 (34.78%) JUnit
10 40 (34.78%) Cucumber
11 39 (33.91%) TDD
11 39 (33.91%) Git (software)
12 38 (33.04%) User Stories
13 37 (32.17%) JIRA
14 36 (31.30%) Python
14 36 (31.30%) Gherkin
15 35 (30.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 35 (30.43%) Confluence
16 34 (29.57%) JSON
17 31 (26.96%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (26.96%) HTML
18 30 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
19 29 (25.22%) Spring
19 29 (25.22%) Software Engineering
19 29 (25.22%) Unit Testing
19 29 (25.22%) CSS
19 29 (25.22%) Play Framework

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 35 (30.43%) Confluence
2 4 (3.48%) Apache
3 3 (2.61%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.74%) CMS
4 2 (1.74%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.87%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) Sauce Labs
2 5 (4.35%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.26%) HTTP
2 5 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.61%) GIS
3 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.87%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 67 (58.26%) Selenium
2 63 (54.78%) Jenkins
3 41 (35.65%) WebDriver
4 40 (34.78%) Cucumber
4 40 (34.78%) JUnit
5 39 (33.91%) Git (software)
6 37 (32.17%) JIRA
7 28 (24.35%) RSpec
8 22 (19.13%) Subversion
9 19 (16.52%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.74%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.87%) Hudson
11 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.87%) JBehave
11 1 (0.87%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.87%) Protractor
11 1 (0.87%) Sahi
11 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (13.04%) Games
2 1 (0.87%) Finance
2 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (42.61%) Developer
2 40 (34.78%) Tester
3 35 (30.43%) Automation Tester
4 21 (18.26%) Scala Developer
4 21 (18.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 21 (18.26%) Selenium Tester
5 20 (17.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (13.91%) Test Engineer
7 12 (10.43%) Agile Tester
7 12 (10.43%) QA Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) HTML Developer
8 11 (9.57%) Java Automation Tester
9 10 (8.70%) Java Developer
10 9 (7.83%) HTML CSS Developer
11 8 (6.96%) Java Scala Developer
11 8 (6.96%) QA Test Engineer
11 8 (6.96%) QA Tester
11 8 (6.96%) Quality Engineer
11 8 (6.96%) Test Automation Engineer
12 7 (6.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (40.00%) RESTful
2 36 (31.30%) Gherkin
3 34 (29.57%) JSON
4 31 (26.96%) HTML
5 30 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
6 29 (25.22%) CSS
6 29 (25.22%) Play Framework
6 29 (25.22%) Spring
7 28 (24.35%) Ajax
8 27 (23.48%) HTML5
9 26 (22.61%) CSS3
10 25 (21.74%) REST
11 21 (18.26%) Django
11 21 (18.26%) Guice
11 21 (18.26%) Spring MVC
11 21 (18.26%) Web Services
12 14 (12.17%) .NET
13 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET
13 9 (7.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (5.22%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 8 (6.96%) User Experience
3 7 (6.09%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Linux
2 3 (2.61%) Windows
3 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.00%) Scrum
3 39 (33.91%) TDD
4 38 (33.04%) User Stories
5 35 (30.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 31 (26.96%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (25.22%) API Testing
7 29 (25.22%) Software Engineering
7 29 (25.22%) Unit Testing
8 27 (23.48%) BDD
8 27 (23.48%) Kanban
8 27 (23.48%) Open Source
9 26 (22.61%) Responsive Web Design
9 26 (22.61%) Web Design
10 25 (21.74%) Exploratory Testing
11 24 (20.87%) Performance Testing
11 24 (20.87%) Test Scripting
12 23 (20.00%) Web Testing
13 22 (19.13%) MVC
14 21 (18.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 87 (75.65%) Scala
2 75 (65.22%) Java
3 60 (52.17%) Ruby
4 42 (36.52%) C#
5 36 (31.30%) Python
6 25 (21.74%) Groovy
7 18 (15.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.61%) SQL
9 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.87%) Perl
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) VB
10 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.87%) ISEB
2 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (34.78%) QA
2 15 (13.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) Ansible
1 1 (0.87%) Puppet
1 1 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (18.26%) Google
2 19 (16.52%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.61%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle
5 1 (0.87%) SAP
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