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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 85 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 22 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.41% 1.17% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.41% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £312 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +42.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £299 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
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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
1329 924 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.19% 82.94% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 656 373
Average daily rate £363 £335 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.68 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £55.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
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 7 July 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 53 (89.83%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (71.19%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (49.15%) Java
4 26 (44.07%) .NET
5 23 (38.98%) Open Source
6 22 (37.29%) SQL
7 21 (35.59%) Scrum
8 17 (28.81%) Linux
8 17 (28.81%) Unit Testing
9 16 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (27.12%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (27.12%) E-Commerce
9 16 (27.12%) Servlets
9 16 (27.12%) VMware
9 16 (27.12%) Configuration Management
10 15 (25.42%) TDD
10 15 (25.42%) C#
10 15 (25.42%) Selenium
11 14 (23.73%) QA
12 13 (22.03%) BDD
13 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
13 12 (20.34%) Web Services
13 12 (20.34%) Jenkins
14 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
14 11 (18.64%) Project Management
14 11 (18.64%) Puppet
15 10 (16.95%) Cucumber
15 10 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (15.25%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (15.25%) Apache
2 8 (13.56%) Tomcat
2 8 (13.56%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.56%) Jetty
2 8 (13.56%) nginx
2 8 (13.56%) IIS
2 8 (13.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.69%) Jadu
3 1 (1.69%) Node.js
3 1 (1.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.12%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (13.56%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (13.56%) Google App Engine
2 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) DHCP
1 8 (13.56%) FTP
1 8 (13.56%) HTTP
1 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
1 8 (13.56%) DNS
1 8 (13.56%) SSL
1 8 (13.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (25.42%) Selenium
2 12 (20.34%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.17%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.47%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.08%) HP UFT
7 3 (5.08%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.08%) WATIR
7 3 (5.08%) Sahi
8 2 (3.39%) NUnit
9 1 (1.69%) Subversion
9 1 (1.69%) JIRA
9 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.69%) Calabash
9 1 (1.69%) Appium
General
1 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.69%) Finance
1 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) ScrumMaster
5 7 (11.86%) Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Web Developer
7 5 (8.47%) QA Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Mobile Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Mobile Web Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Agile Tester
8 4 (6.78%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Web Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Agile Project Manager
10 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
11 1 (1.69%) SQL Developer
11 1 (1.69%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) .NET
2 16 (27.12%) Servlets
3 12 (20.34%) Web Services
4 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (13.56%) XML
5 8 (13.56%) J2EE
5 8 (13.56%) Velocity
5 8 (13.56%) jQuery
5 8 (13.56%) RESTful
6 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.47%) Gherkin
7 5 (8.47%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.78%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (6.78%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.39%) HTML
10 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.39%) HTML5
10 2 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) NHS
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (89.83%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (71.19%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (38.98%) Open Source
4 21 (35.59%) Scrum
5 17 (28.81%) Unit Testing
6 16 (27.12%) E-Commerce
6 16 (27.12%) Configuration Management
7 15 (25.42%) TDD
8 13 (22.03%) BDD
9 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
10 11 (18.64%) Project Management
11 8 (13.56%) MVC
11 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (13.56%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (13.56%) User Stories
11 8 (13.56%) Coaching
12 7 (11.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
13 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Java
2 22 (37.29%) SQL
3 15 (25.42%) C#
4 8 (13.56%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.56%) Python
4 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.47%) PHP
6 4 (6.78%) Ruby
7 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) ISEB
2 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.56%) QEMU
2 8 (13.56%) KVM
2 8 (13.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) Puppet
2 10 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) VMware
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.56%) Google
4 7 (11.86%) Sitecore
5 5 (8.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Zend