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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 66 96 85
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 20 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.76% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 0.64% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Median daily rate £331 £320 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% +28.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%
Automation Testing
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
961 1404 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.74% 86.93% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 940 682
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £10.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.50 £16.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (86.84%) Selenium
3 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
4 23 (60.53%) Java
5 21 (55.26%) Scrum
6 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
7 18 (47.37%) Performance Testing
7 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
8 17 (44.74%) Automated Testing
9 16 (42.11%) QA
10 14 (36.84%) JUnit
11 13 (34.21%) JMeter
11 13 (34.21%) Security Testing
11 13 (34.21%) WebDriver
12 12 (31.58%) Scala
12 12 (31.58%) User Stories
13 11 (28.95%) TDD
14 10 (26.32%) BDD
15 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (21.05%) Web Testing
16 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
16 8 (21.05%) Gherkin
16 8 (21.05%) JSON
17 7 (18.42%) Web Services
17 7 (18.42%) C#
17 7 (18.42%) Defect Tracking
17 7 (18.42%) RSpec
17 7 (18.42%) Kanban
18 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
18 6 (15.79%) Games

Automation Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) Apache
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.63%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.63%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) LDAP
1 2 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.26%) Redis
1 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (86.84%) Selenium
2 20 (52.63%) Cucumber
3 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
4 14 (36.84%) JUnit
5 13 (34.21%) JMeter
5 13 (34.21%) WebDriver
6 7 (18.42%) RSpec
7 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
8 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
8 4 (10.53%) JIRA
9 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
9 3 (7.89%) Hudson
9 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
9 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (5.26%) CruiseControl
10 2 (5.26%) JBehave
10 2 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (5.26%) Mockito
10 2 (5.26%) TestNG
10 2 (5.26%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (15.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Tester
2 16 (42.11%) Automation Tester
3 11 (28.95%) Java Automation Tester
3 11 (28.95%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 11 (28.95%) Selenium Tester
3 11 (28.95%) Test Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Test Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Developer in Test
5 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
5 7 (18.42%) QA Engineer
5 7 (18.42%) QA Test Engineer
5 7 (18.42%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Gherkin
1 8 (21.05%) JSON
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 5 (13.16%) RESTful
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) jQuery
5 2 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (5.26%) Spring
5 2 (5.26%) Symfony
6 1 (2.63%) .NET
6 1 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 21 (55.26%) Scrum
4 18 (47.37%) Performance Testing
5 17 (44.74%) Automated Testing
6 13 (34.21%) Security Testing
7 12 (31.58%) User Stories
8 11 (28.95%) TDD
9 10 (26.32%) BDD
10 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 8 (21.05%) Web Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Defect Tracking
12 7 (18.42%) Kanban
13 5 (13.16%) API Testing
13 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (13.16%) Defect Management
13 5 (13.16%) Exploratory Testing
13 5 (13.16%) QA Automation
13 5 (13.16%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) Java
2 12 (31.58%) Scala
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 5 (13.16%) Groovy
4 5 (13.16%) Python
5 4 (10.53%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
1 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) QA
2 5 (13.16%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Calypso
3 1 (2.63%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Telerik
3 1 (2.63%) Temenos