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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 70 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 12 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.11% 2.19% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.71% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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
898 775 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.23% 80.81% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 476 314
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 32 (66.67%) C#
3 32 (66.67%) .NET
3 32 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 31 (64.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (64.58%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 30 (62.50%) Dependency Injection
5 30 (62.50%) Web Services
6 29 (60.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (58.33%) Web Development
8 26 (54.17%) .NET Framework
9 22 (45.83%) NHS
10 14 (29.17%) SQL
11 10 (20.83%) Java
12 9 (18.75%) Scrum
13 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 7 (14.58%) MVC
14 7 (14.58%) User Stories
15 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 4 (8.33%) Coaching
17 4 (8.33%) Velocity
17 4 (8.33%) Kanban
18 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
18 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
18 3 (6.25%) RESTful
18 3 (6.25%) TDD
18 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
18 3 (6.25%) Algorithms

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) MSTest
3 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.17%) Back Office
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (81.25%) Developer
2 27 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.75%) SQL Developer
4 8 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.17%) Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) DBA
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Android Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Automated Tester
9 1 (2.08%) Agile Coach
9 1 (2.08%) DevOps Administrator
9 1 (2.08%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (66.67%) .NET
1 32 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 31 (64.58%) ASP.NET MVC
2 31 (64.58%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 30 (62.50%) Web Services
4 29 (60.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 26 (54.17%) .NET Framework
6 4 (8.33%) Velocity
7 3 (6.25%) RESTful
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (2.08%) HTML
9 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.08%) Ajax
9 1 (2.08%) CSS
9 1 (2.08%) SOAP
9 1 (2.08%) JSON
9 1 (2.08%) HTML5
9 1 (2.08%) REST
9 1 (2.08%) CSS3
9 1 (2.08%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) NHS
2 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
1 2 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Dependency Injection
3 28 (58.33%) Web Development
4 9 (18.75%) Scrum
5 7 (14.58%) MVC
5 7 (14.58%) User Stories
6 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.33%) Coaching
8 4 (8.33%) Kanban
9 3 (6.25%) TDD
10 2 (4.17%) Data Management
10 2 (4.17%) OOP
10 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
10 2 (4.17%) BDD
10 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.17%) Android Development
10 2 (4.17%) DevOps
11 1 (2.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 32 (66.67%) C#
3 14 (29.17%) SQL
4 10 (20.83%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
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