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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Rank 71 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 11 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.00% 1.19% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.40% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 6
Median daily rate £325 £315 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £268 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £522 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
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%

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
926 1216 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.18% 85.27% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 831 672
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £12.01 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £45.45 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (75.00%) Selenium
3 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 24 (66.67%) Scrum
4 21 (58.33%) Automated Testing
5 19 (52.78%) Java
6 18 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 16 (44.44%) QA
8 14 (38.89%) JUnit
9 13 (36.11%) Security Testing
9 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
10 12 (33.33%) BDD
10 12 (33.33%) User Stories
10 12 (33.33%) Scala
10 12 (33.33%) JMeter
11 10 (27.78%) Exploratory Testing
12 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
12 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (25.00%) TDD
12 9 (25.00%) SQL
13 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
13 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
13 8 (22.22%) Web Testing
13 8 (22.22%) JSON
14 7 (19.44%) RSpec
14 7 (19.44%) Defect Tracking
14 7 (19.44%) Web Services
15 6 (16.67%) Games
15 6 (16.67%) Software Testing

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 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.78%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.78%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) LDAP
1 2 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.56%) Redis
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 27 (75.00%) Selenium
2 18 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (38.89%) JUnit
4 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
5 12 (33.33%) JMeter
6 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 7 (19.44%) RSpec
8 6 (16.67%) SoapUI
9 4 (11.11%) JIRA
10 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
10 3 (8.33%) Hudson
10 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
10 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
10 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (5.56%) CruiseControl
11 2 (5.56%) Maven
11 2 (5.56%) Mockito
11 2 (5.56%) Subversion
11 2 (5.56%) VersionOne
11 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Tester
2 16 (44.44%) Automation Tester
3 11 (30.56%) Java Automation Tester
3 11 (30.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 11 (30.56%) Selenium Tester
4 9 (25.00%) Test Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Developer in Test
5 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
5 7 (19.44%) QA Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) QA Test Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.78%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) JSON
2 7 (19.44%) Web Services
3 6 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 5 (13.89%) RESTful
5 4 (11.11%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) HTML
6 3 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) jQuery
7 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (5.56%) Spring
7 2 (5.56%) Symfony
8 1 (2.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (66.67%) Scrum
2 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 21 (58.33%) Automated Testing
4 18 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 13 (36.11%) Security Testing
6 12 (33.33%) BDD
6 12 (33.33%) User Stories
7 10 (27.78%) Exploratory Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (25.00%) TDD
9 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 8 (22.22%) Web Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) Scala
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) Groovy
5 3 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) ISEB
1 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) QA
2 5 (13.89%) WCAG
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Calypso
4 1 (2.78%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Telerik
4 1 (2.78%) Temenos