The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 77 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.43% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 726 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.44% 94.90% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 372 462
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £40.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Automation Tester
West Yorkshire

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 26 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) JBehave
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) JBehave
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
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