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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 66 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 23 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.88% 2.73% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 3.44% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
985 784 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.67% 79.27% 75.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 488 388
Average daily rate £375 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) JavaScript
3 32 (64.00%) C#
3 32 (64.00%) .NET
3 32 (64.00%) ASP.NET
4 31 (62.00%) Web Services
4 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 30 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
6 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (56.00%) Web Development
8 26 (52.00%) .NET Framework
9 23 (46.00%) NHS
10 14 (28.00%) SQL
11 11 (22.00%) Java
12 10 (20.00%) Scrum
13 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
14 7 (14.00%) MVC
14 7 (14.00%) TDD
15 6 (12.00%) BDD
15 6 (12.00%) User Stories
15 6 (12.00%) Selenium
16 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
17 4 (8.00%) Kanban
17 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
17 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
17 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
17 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
17 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.00%) MSTest
5 1 (2.00%) Hudson
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.00%) Back Office
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (78.00%) Developer
2 27 (54.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Developer
4 8 (16.00%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.00%) Tester
7 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Android Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Automated Tester
8 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Coach
9 1 (2.00%) DevOps Administrator
9 1 (2.00%) Agile Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Automated Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (64.00%) .NET
1 32 (64.00%) ASP.NET
2 31 (62.00%) Web Services
2 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 29 (58.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 26 (52.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.00%) RESTful
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.00%) HTML
7 1 (2.00%) JAX-RS
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (2.00%) JSON
7 1 (2.00%) Velocity
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.00%) HTML5
7 1 (2.00%) REST
7 1 (2.00%) CSS3
7 1 (2.00%) Middleware
7 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) NHS
2 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
1 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
2 2 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
3 28 (56.00%) Web Development
4 10 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (14.00%) MVC
5 7 (14.00%) TDD
6 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 6 (12.00%) User Stories
7 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Kanban
8 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.00%) Multithreading
10 2 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) JavaScript
2 32 (64.00%) C#
3 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 11 (22.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ISEB
2 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) Perforce
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle