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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Rank 74 76 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.00% 0.96% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.01% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
Median daily rate £383 £320 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £313 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £272
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -

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
1049 1382 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.28% 95.05% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 928 746
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.46 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017, 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 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (86.67%) Java
4 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
5 19 (63.33%) BDD
6 17 (56.67%) Performance Testing
6 17 (56.67%) Scrum
7 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
8 15 (50.00%) Cucumber
9 13 (43.33%) Security Testing
9 13 (43.33%) WebDriver
10 12 (40.00%) JMeter
10 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
11 11 (36.67%) QA
12 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
13 9 (30.00%) Scala
13 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
13 9 (30.00%) TDD
13 9 (30.00%) API Testing
13 9 (30.00%) Gherkin
14 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
14 8 (26.67%) User Stories
14 8 (26.67%) JUnit
15 7 (23.33%) RESTful
15 7 (23.33%) Kanban
15 7 (23.33%) Groovy
15 7 (23.33%) SDLC
15 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 15 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (43.33%) WebDriver
4 12 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (40.00%) JMeter
5 8 (26.67%) JUnit
5 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
6 5 (16.67%) Hudson
7 4 (13.33%) JIRA
8 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
9 2 (6.67%) Subversion
10 1 (3.33%) Calabash
10 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
10 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
10 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
10 1 (3.33%) JBehave
10 1 (3.33%) Maven
10 1 (3.33%) NUnit
10 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (23.33%) RESTful
3 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 6 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) XML
5 3 (10.00%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) Apache CXF
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (63.33%) BDD
4 17 (56.67%) Performance Testing
4 17 (56.67%) Scrum
5 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
6 13 (43.33%) Security Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (30.00%) API Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (30.00%) TDD
8 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (26.67%) User Stories
10 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (23.33%) Kanban
10 7 (23.33%) SDLC
11 6 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
12 5 (16.67%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) Scala
3 7 (23.33%) Groovy
4 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.67%) Python
6 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (13.33%) Ruby
7 3 (10.00%) PHP
7 3 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central