The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Leeds 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 70 51 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 15 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.28% 2.04% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.69% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
Average daily rate £300 £338 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 594 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.07% 75.67% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 316 373
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £37.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automated Testing
West Yorkshire

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Selenium
2 15 (38.46%) C#
2 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 15 (38.46%) .NET
2 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (30.77%) Web Services
3 12 (30.77%) Scrum
4 11 (28.21%) Web Development
4 11 (28.21%) .NET Framework
4 11 (28.21%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
5 10 (25.64%) QA
5 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Kanban
5 10 (25.64%) Data Management
5 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 7 (17.95%) NHS
8 6 (15.38%) ISEB
8 6 (15.38%) JIRA
8 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.82%) SAP IS-U
9 5 (12.82%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (12.82%) Finance
9 5 (12.82%) CRM
9 5 (12.82%) Back Office

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) JIRA
3 5 (12.82%) JMeter
3 5 (12.82%) RSpec
4 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
1 5 (12.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) .NET Developer
3 10 (25.64%) Test Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.82%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) UAT Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (5.13%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) .NET
1 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET
1 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
2 12 (30.77%) Web Services
3 11 (28.21%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) Ajax
4 3 (7.69%) NHibernate
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (7.69%) XHTML
5 2 (5.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Scrum
3 11 (28.21%) Web Development
3 11 (28.21%) Dependency Injection
4 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
4 10 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (25.64%) Kanban
4 10 (25.64%) Data Management
5 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.82%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (12.82%) CRM
6 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
6 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (10.26%) BDD
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) TDD
8 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.69%) RUP
8 3 (7.69%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) C#
1 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) SAP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft