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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 73 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 37 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.50% 1.68% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.95% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 6
Median daily rate £390 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £375 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+53.05% +0.64%
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
1296 1332 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.51% 86.27% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 993 703
Median daily rate £425 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £9.28 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £175.00 £53.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (53.33%) TDD
3 30 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (38.33%) JSON
5 18 (30.00%) Selenium
5 18 (30.00%) Java
6 17 (28.33%) HTTP
6 17 (28.33%) RESTful
7 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 15 (25.00%) Scrum
8 15 (25.00%) BDD
8 15 (25.00%) Data Structures
8 15 (25.00%) Algorithms
9 14 (23.33%) HTML
10 13 (21.67%) XML
10 13 (21.67%) Configuration Management
10 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
10 13 (21.67%) Subversion
10 13 (21.67%) Software Engineering
10 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
11 12 (20.00%) iOS Development
11 12 (20.00%) Apple iOS
11 12 (20.00%) iPad
11 12 (20.00%) Memory Management
11 12 (20.00%) Code Optimisation
11 12 (20.00%) Cryptography
11 12 (20.00%) Animation
11 12 (20.00%) Core Animation
11 12 (20.00%) Multithreading
11 12 (20.00%) iPhone

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) DHCP
2 1 (1.67%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) FTP
2 1 (1.67%) IPsec
2 1 (1.67%) Network Security
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.67%) MySQL
3 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.00%) Redis
5 2 (3.33%) Riak
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
2 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (21.67%) Subversion
3 7 (11.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (11.67%) JIRA
4 6 (10.00%) JUnit
4 6 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.33%) Travis CI
6 4 (6.67%) Grunt
6 4 (6.67%) gulp
7 3 (5.00%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
8 2 (3.33%) Firebug
8 2 (3.33%) JMeter
8 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.67%) RSpec
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Games
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (63.33%) Developer
2 12 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
4 5 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Digital Transformation
5 4 (6.67%) Head of DevOps
5 4 (6.67%) Head of Digital
5 4 (6.67%) Head of Digital Transformation
5 4 (6.67%) Head of Engineering
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Database Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) JSON
2 17 (28.33%) RESTful
3 14 (23.33%) HTML
4 13 (21.67%) XML
5 12 (20.00%) Core Animation
5 12 (20.00%) CSS
6 9 (15.00%) HTML5
6 9 (15.00%) Node.js
7 7 (11.67%) Backbone.js
7 7 (11.67%) CSS3
7 7 (11.67%) Ember.js
8 6 (10.00%) Ajax
8 6 (10.00%) REST
8 6 (10.00%) Sass
8 6 (10.00%) Spring
9 5 (8.33%) .NET
9 5 (8.33%) Grails
9 5 (8.33%) jQuery
9 5 (8.33%) Sinatra
9 5 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 15 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 12 (20.00%) Animation
2 12 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 12 (20.00%) iPad
2 12 (20.00%) iPhone
3 6 (10.00%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Blog
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (53.33%) TDD
3 30 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (25.00%) BDD
4 15 (25.00%) Scrum
5 13 (21.67%) Configuration Management
5 13 (21.67%) Software Engineering
6 12 (20.00%) Code Optimisation
6 12 (20.00%) iOS Development
6 12 (20.00%) Memory Management
6 12 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 9 (15.00%) OO
7 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.33%) DevOps
8 8 (13.33%) Front End Development
8 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 8 (13.33%) Open Source
8 8 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (13.33%) Web Design
9 7 (11.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Java
2 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.33%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) Ruby
5 5 (8.33%) Python
5 5 (8.33%) Scala
6 3 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) SQL
8 1 (1.67%) Groovy
8 1 (1.67%) Perl
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) ISEB
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
1 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Puppet
2 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Apple
2 4 (6.67%) Google
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) SaltStack
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