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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 74 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 31 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.20% 1.47% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 1.80% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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
1185 1000 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.28% 81.50% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 710 320
Average daily rate £360 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 46 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (74.00%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (52.00%) Java
4 23 (46.00%) .NET
5 21 (42.00%) Open Source
6 18 (36.00%) SQL
7 17 (34.00%) Linux
7 17 (34.00%) Scrum
7 17 (34.00%) Unit Testing
8 16 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (32.00%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (32.00%) VMware
8 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
8 16 (32.00%) Servlets
9 13 (26.00%) E-Commerce
10 11 (22.00%) Web Services
10 11 (22.00%) C#
10 11 (22.00%) Puppet
10 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
11 10 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (20.00%) Selenium
11 10 (20.00%) TDD
12 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
12 9 (18.00%) Apache
12 9 (18.00%) QA
12 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
12 9 (18.00%) BDD
13 8 (16.00%) Bash Shell
13 8 (16.00%) KVM

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 9 (18.00%) Apache
2 8 (16.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.00%) Jetty
2 8 (16.00%) nginx
2 8 (16.00%) IIS
2 8 (16.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) Jadu
3 1 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.00%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (16.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (16.00%) Google App Engine
2 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) DHCP
1 8 (16.00%) FTP
1 8 (16.00%) HTTP
1 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 8 (16.00%) DNS
1 8 (16.00%) SSL
1 8 (16.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (20.00%) Selenium
3 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) Sahi
5 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.00%) WATIR
6 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) ScrumMaster
4 6 (12.00%) Web Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Mobile Web Developer
6 4 (8.00%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Web Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Build and Release Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Project Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Ruby Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) .NET
2 16 (32.00%) Servlets
3 11 (22.00%) Web Services
4 8 (16.00%) J2EE
4 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.00%) XML
5 7 (14.00%) Velocity
5 7 (14.00%) jQuery
5 7 (14.00%) RESTful
6 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
9 2 (4.00%) HTML
9 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.00%) HTML5
9 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.00%) W3C
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (74.00%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (42.00%) Open Source
4 17 (34.00%) Unit Testing
4 17 (34.00%) Scrum
5 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
6 13 (26.00%) E-Commerce
7 10 (20.00%) TDD
8 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (18.00%) BDD
9 8 (16.00%) Project Management
10 7 (14.00%) MVC
10 7 (14.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (14.00%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (14.00%) Coaching
10 7 (14.00%) User Stories
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (10.00%) DevOps
13 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) Java
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) C#
4 8 (16.00%) Python
4 8 (16.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (14.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (10.00%) PHP
7 4 (8.00%) Ruby
8 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) ISEB
1 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.00%) QEMU
2 8 (16.00%) KVM
2 8 (16.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) Puppet
2 10 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) VMware
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.00%) Google
4 6 (12.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Zend
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