The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 73 72 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 3 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.30% 0.34% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.36% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+14.50% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £170.00
Automation Tester
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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
915 829 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.77% 95.07% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 463 569
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 36
Average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +92.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 10 (90.91%) Cucumber
3 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) C#
3 8 (72.73%) PHP
4 7 (63.64%) Ruby
4 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) TDD
4 7 (63.64%) ISEB
4 7 (63.64%) User Stories
4 7 (63.64%) JBehave
4 7 (63.64%) BDD
4 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) REST
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) SOAP
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) DSDM
6 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Automation Tester in their job title 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 with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
1 11 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 10 (90.91%) Cucumber
3 7 (63.64%) JBehave
3 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Firebug
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) REST
1 3 (27.27%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) DSDM
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) PHP
3 7 (63.64%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) TIBCO