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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 99 84 82
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 8 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.52% 1.25% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 4
Median daily rate £319 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -
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
1323 1174 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.41% 86.01% 82.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 808 658
Median daily rate £425 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 14
Median hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £26.60 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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
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 2 May 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (79.17%) Selenium
3 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (45.83%) BDD
5 9 (37.50%) JIRA
6 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
7 6 (25.00%) TDD
7 6 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) ISEB
8 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) QA
8 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
8 5 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.67%) C
10 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
10 3 (12.50%) SOAP
10 3 (12.50%) Web Services
10 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (12.50%) REST
10 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
11 2 (8.33%) Scala

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 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 19 (79.17%) Selenium
2 12 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.33%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.17%) Appium
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) JUnit
6 1 (4.17%) RSpec
6 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Tester
2 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Automation Tester
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Tester
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Functional Tester
8 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
8 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
9 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
9 1 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
9 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) REST
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) BDD
3 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Management
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
1 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) HP