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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Rank 74 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 12 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.08% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.19% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 13
Median daily rate £325 £315 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £524 £300
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 - £170.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +427.13%

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
941 1181 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.77% 84.84% 86.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 820 707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £19.44 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 February 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 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Scrum
2 21 (65.63%) Selenium
3 19 (59.38%) Automated Testing
4 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
5 17 (53.13%) Java
6 15 (46.88%) Performance Testing
7 14 (43.75%) QA
7 14 (43.75%) BDD
8 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
9 12 (37.50%) User Stories
10 11 (34.38%) Cucumber
10 11 (34.38%) Scala
10 11 (34.38%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
12 9 (28.13%) SQL
12 9 (28.13%) JMeter
13 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
13 8 (25.00%) SoapUI
14 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
14 7 (21.88%) API Testing
14 7 (21.88%) Kanban
14 7 (21.88%) Groovy
14 7 (21.88%) RESTful
14 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
14 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
14 7 (21.88%) JUnit
14 7 (21.88%) Web Services
15 6 (18.75%) QA Automation

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 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.13%) Temenos T24
1 1 (3.13%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) LDAP
1 2 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) Redis
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 21 (65.63%) Selenium
2 13 (40.63%) Jenkins
3 11 (34.38%) Cucumber
4 9 (28.13%) JMeter
5 8 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (21.88%) JUnit
7 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
8 5 (15.63%) JIRA
9 4 (12.50%) RSpec
10 3 (9.38%) Hudson
10 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
10 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
10 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
11 2 (6.25%) CruiseControl
11 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
11 2 (6.25%) JBehave
11 2 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (6.25%) Maven
11 2 (6.25%) Subversion
11 2 (6.25%) VersionOne
General
1 4 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Tester
2 14 (43.75%) Automation Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Java Automation Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Developer in Test
6 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
1 7 (21.88%) RESTful
1 7 (21.88%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) JSON
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
4 2 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (6.25%) Spring
4 2 (6.25%) Symfony
4 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Scrum
3 19 (59.38%) Automated Testing
4 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
5 15 (46.88%) Performance Testing
6 14 (43.75%) BDD
7 12 (37.50%) User Stories
8 11 (34.38%) Exploratory Testing
9 10 (31.25%) Security Testing
10 8 (25.00%) Manual Testing
11 7 (21.88%) API Testing
11 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (21.88%) Kanban
11 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
11 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
12 6 (18.75%) Defect Management
12 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
12 6 (18.75%) TDD
12 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
12 6 (18.75%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 11 (34.38%) Scala
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) Groovy
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) PHP
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISEB
1 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) WCAG
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.13%) Calypso
4 1 (3.13%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Temenos