The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bradford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 22 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 2.07% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £413 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
101 114 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 69.66% 72.15% 73.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 30
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -61.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
West Yorkshire

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 11 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Degree