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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Rank 81 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 13 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.17% 0.84% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.88% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Median daily rate £329 £320 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £380 £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
1078 1365 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.86% 95.99% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 934 754
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £18.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 (93.75%) Selenium
2 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (78.13%) Java
4 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 18 (56.25%) Cucumber
4 18 (56.25%) BDD
5 16 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 15 (46.88%) QA
6 15 (46.88%) Automation Testing
7 14 (43.75%) Jenkins
7 14 (43.75%) Scrum
8 13 (40.63%) WebDriver
9 12 (37.50%) API Testing
9 12 (37.50%) Scala
9 12 (37.50%) JMeter
10 11 (34.38%) Automated Testing
10 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
11 10 (31.25%) Gherkin
11 10 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (28.13%) User Stories
13 8 (25.00%) SoapUI
13 8 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (25.00%) RESTful
13 8 (25.00%) Python
13 8 (25.00%) TDD
14 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
14 7 (21.88%) Web Services
14 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
14 7 (21.88%) Kanban

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 (3.13%) GitHub
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (93.75%) Selenium
2 18 (56.25%) Cucumber
3 14 (43.75%) Jenkins
4 13 (40.63%) WebDriver
5 12 (37.50%) JMeter
6 8 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
7 7 (21.88%) Hudson
8 6 (18.75%) JIRA
9 5 (15.63%) JUnit
10 3 (9.38%) FitNesse
10 3 (9.38%) Gatling
10 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
11 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
11 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
11 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
11 2 (6.25%) Subversion
12 1 (3.13%) CruiseControl
12 1 (3.13%) Maven
12 1 (3.13%) NUnit
General
1 3 (9.38%) Games
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) German Language
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Gherkin
2 8 (25.00%) RESTful
3 7 (21.88%) HTML
3 7 (21.88%) Web Services
4 5 (15.63%) REST
5 4 (12.50%) XML
6 3 (9.38%) CSS
7 1 (3.13%) Apache CXF
7 1 (3.13%) JSON
7 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) BDD
2 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 15 (46.88%) Automation Testing
5 14 (43.75%) Scrum
6 12 (37.50%) API Testing
7 11 (34.38%) Automated Testing
7 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
9 9 (28.13%) User Stories
10 8 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (25.00%) TDD
11 7 (21.88%) Kanban
11 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
11 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
12 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
12 6 (18.75%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) Scala
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 7 (21.88%) Groovy
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.75%) Bash Shell
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby
7 3 (9.38%) PHP
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
8 1 (3.13%) C#
8 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (3.13%) CA Agile Central