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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 81 73 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.66% 0.20% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.26% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£263 £350 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +36.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £350 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £31.25
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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
985 784 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.67% 79.27% 75.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 488 388
Average daily rate £375 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) Selenium
5 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Hudson
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
6 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
6 5 (27.78%) Perforce
6 5 (27.78%) BPEL
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) MS Office
6 5 (27.78%) Web Services
6 5 (27.78%) UNIX
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Middleware
6 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
7 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (27.78%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (38.89%) Selenium
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (27.78%) Hudson
3 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Configuration Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Software Configuration Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Software Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
1 5 (27.78%) Middleware
1 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) UNIX
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Manual Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) BPEL
5 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Perforce