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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 75 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 23 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.56% 1.16% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.35% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 12
Average daily rate £370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
1236 965 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.74% 86.39% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 699 471
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (41.30%) Selenium
4 17 (36.96%) TDD
5 14 (30.43%) Java
6 13 (28.26%) JSON
7 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 12 (26.09%) .NET
8 11 (23.91%) C#
9 10 (21.74%) HTML
9 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
9 10 (21.74%) HTTP
9 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
10 9 (19.57%) Puppet
10 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 8 (17.39%) SQL
11 8 (17.39%) CSS
11 8 (17.39%) Web Services
11 8 (17.39%) XML
11 8 (17.39%) Python
11 8 (17.39%) BDD
11 8 (17.39%) RESTful
11 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.39%) SDLC
11 8 (17.39%) Front End Development
12 7 (15.22%) DevOps
12 7 (15.22%) Sass
12 7 (15.22%) AngularJS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (6.52%) Confluence
1 3 (6.52%) Node.js
2 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) Jetty
2 2 (4.35%) nginx
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.17%) PowerExchange
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.35%) GitHub
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.17%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) DHCP
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) FTP
2 2 (4.35%) IPsec
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.52%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.35%) Redis
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.35%) Riak
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Selenium
2 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.04%) JIRA
3 6 (13.04%) JMeter
3 6 (13.04%) Liquibase
3 6 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.87%) Subversion
4 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.70%) Firebug
6 3 (6.52%) Grunt
6 3 (6.52%) gulp
7 2 (4.35%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.17%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.17%) Gemnasium
8 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
8 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.52%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Senior Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Tester
3 8 (17.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Automation Tester
6 5 (10.87%) iOS Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Test Automation Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) JSON
2 12 (26.09%) .NET
3 10 (21.74%) HTML
4 8 (17.39%) CSS
4 8 (17.39%) RESTful
4 8 (17.39%) Web Services
4 8 (17.39%) XML
5 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
5 7 (15.22%) Sass
6 6 (13.04%) Servlets
7 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
7 5 (10.87%) Core Animation
8 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (8.70%) COM
8 4 (8.70%) HTML5
8 4 (8.70%) Mustache
8 4 (8.70%) SOAP
8 4 (8.70%) WCF
9 3 (6.52%) OAuth
9 3 (6.52%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Algorithms
1 6 (13.04%) Data Structures
2 5 (10.87%) Animation
2 5 (10.87%) Cryptography
2 5 (10.87%) iPad
2 5 (10.87%) iPhone
3 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Blog
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (36.96%) TDD
4 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.39%) BDD
5 8 (17.39%) Front End Development
5 8 (17.39%) SDLC
5 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.22%) DevOps
6 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Scrum
7 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.87%) Code Optimisation
8 5 (10.87%) iOS Development
8 5 (10.87%) Memory Management
8 5 (10.87%) Multithreading
8 5 (10.87%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.91%) C#
4 8 (17.39%) Python
4 8 (17.39%) SQL
5 6 (13.04%) Ruby
6 4 (8.70%) C++
6 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) Groovy
7 2 (4.35%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) Scala
8 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Apple
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) IBM
4 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Axway
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Sonatype
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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