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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 73 94 58
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -36
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 35 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.39% 0.84% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 0.99% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 16
Median daily rate £420 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £335 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £375 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
1266 1416 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.48% 84.69% 81.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1028 544
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +33.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £9.45 £8.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 55 (77.46%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.89%) Scrum
2 34 (47.89%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (46.48%) TDD
3 33 (46.48%) JSON
4 29 (40.85%) HTML
5 27 (38.03%) CSS
5 27 (38.03%) HTTP
6 26 (36.62%) Java
6 26 (36.62%) RESTful
6 26 (36.62%) HTML5
7 24 (33.80%) CSS3
8 23 (32.39%) Relational Database
8 23 (32.39%) Ruby
9 22 (30.99%) Ajax
9 22 (30.99%) Git (software)
9 22 (30.99%) Jenkins
10 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
10 21 (29.58%) C#
11 20 (28.17%) Configuration Management
11 20 (28.17%) Subversion
11 20 (28.17%) REST
12 18 (25.35%) Scala
12 18 (25.35%) JUnit
12 18 (25.35%) Linux
13 17 (23.94%) Selenium
13 17 (23.94%) Open Source
14 16 (22.54%) BDD
14 16 (22.54%) Ruby on Rails
14 16 (22.54%) Spring

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 15 (21.13%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) GitHub
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.41%) DHCP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) FTP
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) IPsec
2 1 (1.41%) Network Security
2 1 (1.41%) SSL
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.63%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.63%) MySQL
5 3 (4.23%) Redis
6 2 (2.82%) Riak
7 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (30.99%) Git (software)
1 22 (30.99%) Jenkins
2 20 (28.17%) Subversion
3 18 (25.35%) JUnit
4 17 (23.94%) Selenium
5 16 (22.54%) JIRA
6 11 (15.49%) Cucumber
7 7 (9.86%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.04%) RSpec
9 3 (4.23%) IntelliJ
9 3 (4.23%) Mercurial
9 3 (4.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.82%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.82%) Capybara
10 2 (2.82%) JMeter
10 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.82%) Travis CI
11 1 (1.41%) Grunt
11 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (67.61%) Developer
2 15 (21.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 13 (18.31%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.68%) iOS Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Agile Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (5.63%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.23%) Java Scala Developer
9 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) QA Test Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Scala Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (46.48%) JSON
2 29 (40.85%) HTML
3 27 (38.03%) CSS
4 26 (36.62%) HTML5
4 26 (36.62%) RESTful
5 24 (33.80%) CSS3
6 22 (30.99%) Ajax
7 20 (28.17%) REST
8 16 (22.54%) Ruby on Rails
8 16 (22.54%) Spring
9 14 (19.72%) Django
9 14 (19.72%) Guice
9 14 (19.72%) Play Framework
9 14 (19.72%) Spring MVC
10 10 (14.08%) XML
11 9 (12.68%) Backbone.js
11 9 (12.68%) Core Animation
11 9 (12.68%) Core Data
11 9 (12.68%) Ember.js
12 8 (11.27%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) User Experience
2 12 (16.90%) Algorithms
2 12 (16.90%) Data Structures
3 9 (12.68%) Animation
3 9 (12.68%) Cryptography
3 9 (12.68%) iPhone
4 8 (11.27%) iPad
5 2 (2.82%) Blog
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (77.46%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.89%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (47.89%) Scrum
3 33 (46.48%) TDD
4 20 (28.17%) Configuration Management
5 17 (23.94%) Open Source
6 16 (22.54%) BDD
7 15 (21.13%) Front End Development
7 15 (21.13%) MVC
7 15 (21.13%) Responsive Web Design
7 15 (21.13%) Web Design
8 14 (19.72%) Mentoring
8 14 (19.72%) OWASP
9 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
9 12 (16.90%) Web Development
10 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
11 10 (14.08%) Line Management
12 9 (12.68%) iOS Development
12 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.62%) Java
2 23 (32.39%) Ruby
3 21 (29.58%) C#
3 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.35%) Scala
5 14 (19.72%) Python
6 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.41%) Groovy
7 1 (1.41%) SQL
7 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) ISEB
1 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
1 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Puppet
2 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Google
2 9 (12.68%) Apple
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Telerik