The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 55 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 20 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.90% 1.68% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.21% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 16
Average daily rate
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£340 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
837 680 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 79.64% 76.32% 72.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 374 484
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.47% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £29.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automated Testing
West Yorkshire

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 28 July 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 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 18 (47.37%) Web Services
3 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
3 17 (44.74%) C#
3 17 (44.74%) .NET
3 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (42.11%) Dependency Injection
4 16 (42.11%) Web Development
5 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
5 15 (39.47%) Selenium
6 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
7 12 (31.58%) BDD
8 11 (28.95%) Scrum
8 11 (28.95%) NHS
9 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (21.05%) ISEB
10 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
11 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
12 6 (15.79%) PHP
12 6 (15.79%) SQL
12 6 (15.79%) Back Office
12 6 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (15.79%) Kanban
12 6 (15.79%) JIRA
12 6 (15.79%) Data Management
13 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
13 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.79%) JIRA
4 5 (13.16%) JMeter
4 5 (13.16%) RSpec
5 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.53%) Maven
5 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (15.79%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Developer
2 16 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 5 (13.16%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Software Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) Web Services
2 17 (44.74%) .NET
2 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
2 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
1 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Web Development
2 16 (42.11%) Dependency Injection
3 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 12 (31.58%) BDD
5 11 (28.95%) Scrum
6 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Kanban
7 6 (15.79%) Data Management
8 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.53%) TDD
9 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.89%) SEO
11 2 (5.26%) MVC
11 2 (5.26%) User Stories
12 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 17 (44.74%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) PHP
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle
1 1 (2.63%) Perforce
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £355 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Rate: £325 - £355 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £255.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago