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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 59 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.01% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £225 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
769 689 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.76% 78.65% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 387 459
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 11
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.50 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Middleware
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (41.67%) BPEL
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 5 (41.67%) Perforce
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (41.67%) Hudson
4 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) Java

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle BPM
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (41.67%) Hudson
3 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) Behat
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
5 1 (8.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Software Configuration Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Software Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) BPEL
3 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) Perforce