The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 78 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.34% 0.13% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.17% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £275 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
919 579 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.35% 75.69% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 310 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automation Testing
West Yorkshire

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
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 18 April 2014.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) HP