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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 82 80 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 31 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.14% 1.48% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.73% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 9
Median daily rate £413 £325 £312
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £293 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £375 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +3.89%
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
1277 1385 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 88.01% 85.39% 83.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 1022 605
Median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £9.38 £8.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £175.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.00%) TDD
3 30 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (40.63%) JSON
5 22 (34.38%) Java
6 21 (32.81%) Scrum
7 20 (31.25%) HTTP
8 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
8 19 (29.69%) HTML
9 18 (28.13%) Selenium
9 18 (28.13%) RESTful
10 17 (26.56%) CSS
11 16 (25.00%) BDD
12 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
12 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
12 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
12 15 (23.44%) Subversion
13 14 (21.88%) HTML5
13 14 (21.88%) Data Structures
13 14 (21.88%) Algorithms
14 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
14 13 (20.31%) C#
15 12 (18.75%) Ruby
15 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
15 12 (18.75%) CSS3
16 11 (17.19%) Apple iOS
16 11 (17.19%) Memory Management
16 11 (17.19%) iOS Development
16 11 (17.19%) Front End Development
16 11 (17.19%) Code Optimisation

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.94%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) GitHub
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
2 1 (1.56%) DNS
2 1 (1.56%) FTP
2 1 (1.56%) IPsec
2 1 (1.56%) Network Security
2 1 (1.56%) SSL
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.25%) MySQL
3 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.69%) Redis
5 2 (3.13%) Riak
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Selenium
2 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (23.44%) Jenkins
2 15 (23.44%) Subversion
3 9 (14.06%) JIRA
4 8 (12.50%) JUnit
5 7 (10.94%) Cucumber
6 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.81%) Travis CI
8 4 (6.25%) Grunt
8 4 (6.25%) gulp
9 3 (4.69%) Mercurial
10 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
10 2 (3.13%) IntelliJ
10 2 (3.13%) JMeter
10 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.13%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.56%) Firebug
11 1 (1.56%) TestNG
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Games
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (65.63%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 11 (17.19%) iOS Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Ruby Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Agile Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Digital Transformation
6 4 (6.25%) Head of DevOps
6 4 (6.25%) Head of Digital
6 4 (6.25%) Head of Digital Transformation
6 4 (6.25%) Head of Engineering
7 3 (4.69%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.69%) HTML CSS Developer
7 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) JSON
2 19 (29.69%) HTML
3 18 (28.13%) RESTful
4 17 (26.56%) CSS
5 14 (21.88%) HTML5
6 12 (18.75%) CSS3
7 11 (17.19%) Ajax
7 11 (17.19%) Core Animation
7 11 (17.19%) XML
8 10 (15.63%) Node.js
8 10 (15.63%) REST
9 8 (12.50%) Backbone.js
9 8 (12.50%) Ember.js
9 8 (12.50%) Spring
10 6 (9.38%) Django
10 6 (9.38%) Grails
10 6 (9.38%) Guice
10 6 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (9.38%) Sinatra
10 6 (9.38%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Algorithms
1 14 (21.88%) Data Structures
2 11 (17.19%) Animation
2 11 (17.19%) Cryptography
2 11 (17.19%) iPhone
3 10 (15.63%) iPad
4 9 (14.06%) User Experience
5 2 (3.13%) Blog
6 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Apple iOS
1 11 (17.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (50.00%) TDD
3 30 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (32.81%) Scrum
5 16 (25.00%) BDD
6 15 (23.44%) Configuration Management
7 12 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 11 (17.19%) Code Optimisation
8 11 (17.19%) Front End Development
8 11 (17.19%) iOS Development
8 11 (17.19%) Memory Management
8 11 (17.19%) Multithreading
9 10 (15.63%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (15.63%) Web Design
10 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
10 9 (14.06%) Open Source
10 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.50%) DevOps
11 8 (12.50%) OO
11 8 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) Java
2 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
3 13 (20.31%) C#
4 12 (18.75%) Ruby
5 7 (10.94%) Scala
6 6 (9.38%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) SQL
8 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.56%) Groovy
8 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.13%) ISEB
2 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
1 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Apple
2 6 (9.38%) Google
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) SaltStack