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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 96 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 11 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.71% 0.54% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.65% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 1
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£313 £340 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £34.00
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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
1329 924 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.19% 82.94% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 656 373
Average daily rate £363 £335 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.68 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £55.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Oracle
3 12 (50.00%) QA
4 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
4 10 (41.67%) Scrum
4 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (41.67%) SpecFlow
4 10 (41.67%) Gherkin
5 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 9 (37.50%) SDLC
5 9 (37.50%) Data Modelling
6 8 (33.33%) .NET
6 8 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (25.00%) BDD
7 6 (25.00%) Selenium
7 6 (25.00%) C#
8 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 3 (12.50%) TDD
10 3 (12.50%) NUnit
10 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 3 (12.50%) JSON
10 3 (12.50%) jQuery
10 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
10 3 (12.50%) HTML
10 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 3 (12.50%) ISEB

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
1 10 (41.67%) SpecFlow
2 6 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) NUnit
3 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.17%) Back Office
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Tester
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Software Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Gherkin
2 8 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) JSON
3 3 (12.50%) jQuery
3 3 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) NHibernate
4 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 9 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 9 (37.50%) SDLC
4 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.50%) TDD
9 2 (8.33%) MVC
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
10 1 (4.17%) Open Source
10 1 (4.17%) ATDD
10 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.17%) Process Management
10 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
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