Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 50 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 51 124 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.60% 5.22% 5.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.49% 6.12% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 85 59
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £396 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.08% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £266 £280
90th Percentile £488 £457 £639
North East median daily rate £413 £333 £375
% change year-on-year +24.06% -11.33% -
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 786 2026 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 86.37% 85.34% 84.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 1466 859
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £388 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +8.00%
10th Percentile £251 £225 £260
90th Percentile £555 £525 £600
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 81 51
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +60.00% -5.48%
10th Percentile £9.80 £14.00 £11.68
90th Percentile £48.26 £36.00 £37.50
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -21.43% +69.75% -12.72%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +10 50 £396 +19.62% 4
Test Automation
North East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (66.67%) Selenium
3 33 (64.71%) Java
4 28 (54.90%) Cucumber
5 27 (52.94%) Scala
5 27 (52.94%) WebDriver
6 26 (50.98%) TDD
6 26 (50.98%) Jenkins
7 22 (43.14%) Scrum
7 22 (43.14%) Open Source
7 22 (43.14%) BDD
7 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (37.25%) QA
9 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
10 14 (27.45%) JIRA
10 14 (27.45%) Ruby
10 14 (27.45%) User Stories
11 13 (25.49%) Test Strategy
11 13 (25.49%) WCAG
11 13 (25.49%) Games
11 13 (25.49%) JUnit
12 12 (23.53%) Linux
13 11 (21.57%) Web Testing
13 11 (21.57%) Kanban
13 11 (21.57%) Groovy
13 11 (21.57%) RSpec
14 10 (19.61%) Confluence
14 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
14 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
14 10 (19.61%) 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 10 (19.61%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) CMS
2 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Slack
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.92%) IaaS
3 2 (3.92%) Mimecast
3 2 (3.92%) npm
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) PaaS
3 2 (3.92%) Serverless
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) DSL
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (66.67%) Selenium
2 28 (54.90%) Cucumber
3 27 (52.94%) WebDriver
4 26 (50.98%) Jenkins
5 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
6 14 (27.45%) JIRA
7 13 (25.49%) JUnit
8 11 (21.57%) RSpec
9 9 (17.65%) Subversion
10 7 (13.73%) SoapUI
11 3 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (3.92%) Grunt
12 2 (3.92%) gulp
12 2 (3.92%) Hudson
12 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
12 2 (3.92%) Protractor
12 2 (3.92%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (3.92%) webpack
13 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
13 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
General
1 13 (25.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) Tester
3 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Automation Tester
3 10 (19.61%) Test Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Test Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 6 (11.76%) QA Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) JIRA Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Scala Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) RESTful
1 9 (17.65%) Web Services
2 7 (13.73%) JSON
2 7 (13.73%) SOAP
3 6 (11.76%) CSS
3 6 (11.76%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) REST
4 4 (7.84%) CSS3
4 4 (7.84%) Gherkin
4 4 (7.84%) HTML5
4 4 (7.84%) Node.js
4 4 (7.84%) Play Framework
4 4 (7.84%) XML
5 2 (3.92%) Ajax
5 2 (3.92%) Django
5 2 (3.92%) Guice
5 2 (3.92%) jQuery
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.92%) Spring MVC
5 2 (3.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Debian
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) TDD
3 22 (43.14%) BDD
3 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (43.14%) Open Source
3 22 (43.14%) Scrum
4 14 (27.45%) User Stories
5 13 (25.49%) Test Strategy
6 11 (21.57%) Kanban
6 11 (21.57%) Web Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Acceptance Criteria
7 10 (19.61%) DevOps
7 10 (19.61%) Front End Development
7 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
7 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
8 9 (17.65%) API Testing
9 8 (15.69%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
10 6 (11.76%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) Java
2 27 (52.94%) Scala
3 14 (27.45%) Ruby
4 11 (21.57%) Groovy
5 10 (19.61%) Python
6 8 (15.69%) C#
6 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
7 7 (13.73%) SQL
8 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) ISEB
1 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.92%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) QA
2 13 (25.49%) WCAG
3 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) Ansible
2 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Google
2 2 (3.92%) Kaspersky
2 2 (3.92%) OpenText
2 2 (3.92%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Vyatta