The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 78 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Tester 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.093% 0.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
-13.00% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automated Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
982 856 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.93% 95.54% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 481 540
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 35
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Automated Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Tester across the Leeds region.

Automated Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Automated Tester
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Automated Tester in their job title 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 with Automated Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithms

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Automated Tester in their job title 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 with Automated Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB