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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 90 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.83% 1.98% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 2.44% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +47.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
1391 821 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.11% 81.29% 79.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 540 406
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (76.32%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (52.63%) .NET
4 17 (44.74%) Java
5 16 (42.11%) Scrum
6 14 (36.84%) SQL
7 13 (34.21%) Unit Testing
8 12 (31.58%) C#
9 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
10 10 (26.32%) Linux
10 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
10 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
11 9 (23.68%) Servlets
11 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
11 9 (23.68%) VMware
11 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (23.68%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (23.68%) Selenium
11 9 (23.68%) Open Source
12 8 (21.05%) jQuery
12 8 (21.05%) MVC
12 8 (21.05%) Apache
12 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
12 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
13 7 (18.42%) Sitecore
13 7 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (18.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (21.05%) Apache
2 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 7 (18.42%) WebSphere
2 7 (18.42%) Jetty
2 7 (18.42%) nginx
2 7 (18.42%) IIS
3 4 (10.53%) Confluence
4 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.63%) Node.js
5 1 (2.63%) Jadu
5 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (18.42%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (18.42%) Google App Engine
2 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (18.42%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) DHCP
1 7 (18.42%) FTP
1 7 (18.42%) HTTP
1 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
1 7 (18.42%) DNS
1 7 (18.42%) SSL
1 7 (18.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.79%) JIRA
4 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
5 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
6 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
7 2 (5.26%) NUnit
8 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.63%) Calabash
8 1 (2.63%) Appium
General
1 1 (2.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Web Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Mobile Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Mobile Web Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Tester
4 4 (10.53%) ScrumMaster
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) .NET
2 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
3 9 (23.68%) Servlets
4 8 (21.05%) jQuery
5 7 (18.42%) HTML5
5 7 (18.42%) J2EE
5 7 (18.42%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (15.79%) CSS
7 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
7 5 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (10.53%) Apache Camel
8 4 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
9 3 (7.89%) Spring
9 3 (7.89%) Velocity
10 2 (5.26%) Web Services
11 1 (2.63%) XML
11 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) NHS
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (76.32%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (42.11%) Scrum
4 13 (34.21%) Unit Testing
5 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
6 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
6 9 (23.68%) Open Source
7 8 (21.05%) MVC
8 7 (18.42%) TDD
8 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (15.79%) BDD
9 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Project Management
10 5 (13.16%) RUP
10 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (13.16%) SDLC
11 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (10.53%) User Stories
11 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) C#
4 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) PHP
6 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) Xen
3 4 (10.53%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) QEMU
4 2 (5.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
1 7 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.53%) logstash
2 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) VMware
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Google
3 7 (18.42%) Sitecore
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle