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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 81 78 76
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 15 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.01% 1.14% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 2
Average daily rate £318 £275 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £300 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
1242 990 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.81% 86.61% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 715 479
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.11 £29.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (71.43%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) JIRA
3 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
4 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
6 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 3 (14.29%) eggPlant
8 3 (14.29%) C
8 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) Web Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 8 (38.10%) WebDriver
3 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 3 (14.29%) eggPlant
4 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Tester
2 7 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Test Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) REST
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) PKI
1 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) BDD
3 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
5 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
8 1 (4.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Tableau