The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 63 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 35 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.65% 1.63% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.02% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
Automated Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1098 940 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.24% 80.48% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 646 334
Average daily rate £363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £110.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Leeds region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 44 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (64.58%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (58.33%) Java
4 21 (43.75%) Open Source
5 19 (39.58%) Linux
6 17 (35.42%) .NET
6 17 (35.42%) Unit Testing
7 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (33.33%) Servlets
7 16 (33.33%) VMware
7 16 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 12 (25.00%) Scrum
8 12 (25.00%) SQL
9 11 (22.92%) Web Services
9 11 (22.92%) Puppet
9 11 (22.92%) Jenkins
10 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (20.83%) Python
10 10 (20.83%) TDD
11 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.75%) Apache
11 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
11 9 (18.75%) RESTful
12 8 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (16.67%) Google App Engine
12 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (16.67%) nginx
12 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
12 8 (16.67%) MongoDB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.75%) Apache
2 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.67%) Jetty
2 8 (16.67%) nginx
2 8 (16.67%) IIS
2 8 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) Jadu
3 1 (2.08%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (16.67%) Google App Engine
2 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) DHCP
1 8 (16.67%) FTP
1 8 (16.67%) HTTP
1 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 8 (16.67%) DNS
1 8 (16.67%) SSL
1 8 (16.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.58%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.25%) Sahi
4 3 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.25%) WATIR
5 2 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Tester
6 3 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Web Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Release Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) .NET
2 16 (33.33%) Servlets
3 11 (22.92%) Web Services
4 9 (18.75%) RESTful
5 8 (16.67%) J2EE
6 7 (14.58%) XML
7 6 (12.50%) Velocity
8 4 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.25%) HTML
9 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.25%) jQuery
9 3 (6.25%) HTML5
10 2 (4.17%) CSS
10 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
10 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (43.75%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) W3C
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (64.58%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (35.42%) Unit Testing
4 16 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 12 (25.00%) Scrum
6 10 (20.83%) TDD
7 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.67%) BDD
8 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 7 (14.58%) Project Management
9 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (14.58%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (14.58%) User Stories
10 6 (12.50%) Coaching
11 5 (10.42%) DevOps
12 3 (6.25%) MVC
12 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Web Development
13 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
13 2 (4.17%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (58.33%) Java
2 12 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) Python
4 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.50%) Ruby
6 5 (10.42%) C#
6 5 (10.42%) PHP
7 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) ISEB
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.67%) QEMU
2 8 (16.67%) KVM
2 8 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) Puppet
2 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) VMware
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.67%) Google
4 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.08%) Zend
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
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