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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 82 76 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 13 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.01% 0.35% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.43% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
1088 931 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.15% 80.47% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 617 322
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 £253 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £110.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Oracle
3 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
3 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
3 12 (63.16%) Gherkin
4 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
5 5 (26.32%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
5 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) .NET
6 4 (21.05%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) Selenium
7 3 (15.79%) jQuery
7 3 (15.79%) JSON
7 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
8 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (10.53%) MVC
8 2 (10.53%) TDD
8 2 (10.53%) NUnit
8 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
8 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
1 12 (63.16%) SpecFlow
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (10.53%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Tester
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Tester
3 8 (42.11%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Gherkin
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) CSS
3 3 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (15.79%) JSON
3 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
4 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Test Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft