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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 99 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 9 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.62% 0.90% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.05% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 2
Median daily rate £325 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £280 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
1272 1337 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.72% 86.26% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 994 699
Median daily rate £425 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £9.28 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £175.00 £53.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) Selenium
3 12 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 12 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 11 (61.11%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) TDD
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
7 4 (22.22%) JIRA
7 4 (22.22%) QA
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (16.67%) Test Management
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 2 (11.11%) SDLC
9 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Kanban
9 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (11.11%) Scala
9 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
9 2 (11.11%) REST
9 2 (11.11%) C
9 2 (11.11%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) Java
9 2 (11.11%) SOAP

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 (5.56%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 12 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) Appium
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) RSpec
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Tester
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Tester
5 4 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Automation Tester
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 3 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) Kanban
7 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.11%) OO
7 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
8 1 (5.56%) DevOps
8 1 (5.56%) ERP
8 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Scala
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center