The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 24 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 2.39% - 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
175 128 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 83.73% 77.11% 80.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 60 85
Average daily rate £350 £328 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +25.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.53 - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Bradford region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Test Automation
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) RAD
2 4 (80.00%) SOA
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Change Control
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) TestPartner

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) RAD
1 4 (80.00%) SOA
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (80.00%) Change Control
1 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle