The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 94 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.66% 0.79% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.97% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 1
Average daily rate
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£265 £368 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.89% +63.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1373 821 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.12% 81.21% 79.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 540 406
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Automation Testing also 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 that cited Automation Testing.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 11 (47.83%) QA
3 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
4 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
4 9 (39.13%) SDLC
5 7 (30.43%) ISEB
5 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
6 6 (26.09%) Selenium
6 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
7 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.04%) SOA
9 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
9 3 (13.04%) C#
9 3 (13.04%) SOAP
9 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (13.04%) Web Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Automation Testing also 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 that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
2 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.70%) eggPlant
5 1 (4.35%) NUnit
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
2 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Data Modelling
3 9 (39.13%) Test Strategy
3 9 (39.13%) SDLC
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) SOA
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ISEB
1 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Tableau