The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 104 104 73
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 4 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.27% 0.13% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.14% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £313 £275 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Automation Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1418 1451 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.68% 94.96% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 1040 762
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £240 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 24
Median hourly rate £12.66 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leeds region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Leeds region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Selenium
3 9 (81.82%) BDD
4 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
5 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
6 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
6 5 (45.45%) JIRA
6 5 (45.45%) TDD
7 4 (36.36%) Java
7 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
8 3 (27.27%) Scrum
9 2 (18.18%) Kanban
9 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
9 2 (18.18%) HTML
9 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
9 2 (18.18%) REST
9 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
9 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 2 (18.18%) DevOps
9 2 (18.18%) API Testing
10 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (9.09%) Appium
10 1 (9.09%) SDLC
10 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 1 (9.09%) Hudson
10 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
10 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
10 1 (9.09%) PHP
10 1 (9.09%) Oracle

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
3 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
4 5 (45.45%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) Appium
6 1 (9.09%) Hudson
6 1 (9.09%) JMeter
6 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 1 (9.09%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Automation Testing
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) API Testing
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Kanban
7 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) SEO
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Groovy
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle