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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 80 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 22 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.35% 2.17% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 2.65% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 6
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£325 £334 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.62% +48.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £357 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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
1361 869 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.75% 81.90% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 595 376
Average daily rate £375 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -65.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.76 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 55 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (72.13%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (49.18%) Java
4 26 (42.62%) .NET
5 23 (37.70%) Open Source
6 22 (36.07%) SQL
7 20 (32.79%) Unit Testing
8 19 (31.15%) Scrum
9 17 (27.87%) Linux
10 16 (26.23%) Servlets
10 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
10 16 (26.23%) VMware
10 16 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (26.23%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (24.59%) Selenium
11 15 (24.59%) TDD
11 15 (24.59%) C#
11 15 (24.59%) E-Commerce
12 14 (22.95%) QA
13 13 (21.31%) BDD
14 12 (19.67%) Test Automation
14 12 (19.67%) Web Services
14 12 (19.67%) Project Management
14 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
15 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
15 11 (18.03%) Puppet
16 10 (16.39%) Cucumber
16 10 (16.39%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
17 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET Web API

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.75%) Apache
2 8 (13.11%) Tomcat
2 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.11%) Jetty
2 8 (13.11%) nginx
2 8 (13.11%) IIS
2 8 (13.11%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.64%) Node.js
4 1 (1.64%) Jadu
4 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (26.23%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (13.11%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (13.11%) Google App Engine
2 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.11%) DHCP
1 8 (13.11%) FTP
1 8 (13.11%) HTTP
1 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
1 8 (13.11%) DNS
1 8 (13.11%) SSL
1 8 (13.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.11%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.20%) MySQL
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Selenium
2 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
3 10 (16.39%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.20%) SpecFlow
6 5 (8.20%) JIRA
7 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.92%) WATIR
8 3 (4.92%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.92%) Sahi
9 2 (3.28%) NUnit
10 1 (1.64%) Subversion
10 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.64%) Calabash
10 1 (1.64%) Appium
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
1 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Web Developer
5 6 (9.84%) ScrumMaster
6 5 (8.20%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (8.20%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Mobile Web Developer
7 4 (6.56%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Agile Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (42.62%) .NET
2 16 (26.23%) Servlets
3 12 (19.67%) Web Services
4 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
4 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (13.11%) XML
5 8 (13.11%) J2EE
5 8 (13.11%) jQuery
5 8 (13.11%) RESTful
6 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
7 6 (9.84%) HTML
7 6 (9.84%) HTML5
8 5 (8.20%) Velocity
8 5 (8.20%) CSS
8 5 (8.20%) Gherkin
9 4 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (6.56%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
10 3 (4.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) NHS
2 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (90.16%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (72.13%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (37.70%) Open Source
4 20 (32.79%) Unit Testing
5 19 (31.15%) Scrum
6 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
7 15 (24.59%) E-Commerce
7 15 (24.59%) TDD
8 13 (21.31%) BDD
9 12 (19.67%) Project Management
9 12 (19.67%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.11%) MVC
10 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (13.11%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (11.48%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.84%) User Stories
12 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (8.20%) Manual Testing
13 5 (8.20%) DevOps
13 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) Java
2 22 (36.07%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) C#
4 8 (13.11%) Bash Shell
4 8 (13.11%) T-SQL
4 8 (13.11%) Python
5 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.20%) PHP
7 4 (6.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) ISEB
2 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (26.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.11%) QEMU
2 8 (13.11%) KVM
2 8 (13.11%) Xen
3 3 (4.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Puppet
2 10 (16.39%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.92%) logstash
3 3 (4.92%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) VMware
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) Google
4 7 (11.48%) Sitecore
5 5 (8.20%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) Zend