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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 47 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 26 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.61% 1.70% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.13% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 16
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£340 £231 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.02% -22.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £225 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
780 704 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.39% 79.64% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 390 475
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) C#
2 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
2 19 (52.78%) .NET
2 19 (52.78%) ASP.NET
2 19 (52.78%) Web Services
3 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 18 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 17 (47.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 16 (44.44%) Web Development
5 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
5 16 (44.44%) NHS
6 12 (33.33%) Selenium
7 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 8 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (16.67%) Java
9 6 (16.67%) PHP
10 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
11 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
11 4 (11.11%) ISEB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.78%) Hudson
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.78%) MSTest
General
1 1 (2.78%) Back Office
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 18 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Automated Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.78%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.78%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Server Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Software Configuration Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) .NET
1 19 (52.78%) ASP.NET
1 19 (52.78%) Web Services
2 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 17 (47.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (44.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) LAMP
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 16 (44.44%) Web Development
4 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.22%) BDD
6 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) TDD
7 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.33%) MVC
8 3 (8.33%) User Stories
9 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Data Management
10 1 (2.78%) BPEL
10 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) C#
1 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) PHP
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle
1 1 (2.78%) Perforce
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