The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 70 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.09% 1.29% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.58% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 15
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£375 £553 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.12% +84.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
Test Automation
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
1373 821 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.12% 81.21% 79.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 540 406
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Leeds region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Leeds region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) TDD
3 24 (45.28%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (43.40%) Oracle
5 21 (39.62%) Java
6 17 (32.08%) Web Services
7 16 (30.19%) SOAP
7 16 (30.19%) SoapUI
8 15 (28.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (28.30%) SOA
8 15 (28.30%) ISEB
9 14 (26.42%) Waterfall
9 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
9 14 (26.42%) Software Testing
9 14 (26.42%) ISTQB
10 13 (24.53%) BDD
10 13 (24.53%) MongoDB
10 13 (24.53%) NoSQL
10 13 (24.53%) Finance
11 12 (22.64%) C#
12 11 (20.75%) SQL
12 11 (20.75%) QA
12 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (18.87%) SDLC
13 10 (18.87%) ATDD
13 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
13 10 (18.87%) XML
14 9 (16.98%) RAD
14 9 (16.98%) Change Control

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (28.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.32%) Apache
3 6 (11.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon S3
1 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.32%) Route 53
1 6 (11.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Internet
1 6 (11.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) MongoDB
1 13 (24.53%) NoSQL
2 6 (11.32%) Redis
2 6 (11.32%) Couchbase
2 6 (11.32%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
2 6 (11.32%) MySQL
2 6 (11.32%) RDBMS
2 6 (11.32%) SimpleDB
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) SoapUI
2 10 (18.87%) Cucumber
3 8 (15.09%) Selenium
4 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.32%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.89%) Calabash
6 1 (1.89%) Appium
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.89%) Sahi
6 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.89%) WATIR
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Tester
2 8 (15.09%) Analyst
2 8 (15.09%) Agile Coach
3 7 (13.21%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.77%) QA Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Developer
7 2 (3.77%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (1.89%) Test Automation Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (1.89%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) Web Services
2 16 (30.19%) SOAP
3 10 (18.87%) XML
4 7 (13.21%) RESTful
5 6 (11.32%) POSIX
6 5 (9.43%) .NET
7 2 (3.77%) J2EE
8 1 (1.89%) JSP
8 1 (1.89%) Servlets
8 1 (1.89%) XSD
8 1 (1.89%) HTML
8 1 (1.89%) WSDL
8 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.89%) Spring
8 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.89%) WCF
8 1 (1.89%) LINQ
8 1 (1.89%) HTML5
8 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) UNIX
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) TDD
3 24 (45.28%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (28.30%) SOA
5 14 (26.42%) Software Testing
5 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
5 14 (26.42%) Waterfall
6 13 (24.53%) BDD
7 10 (18.87%) ATDD
7 10 (18.87%) SDLC
8 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (16.98%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Change Control
8 9 (16.98%) Refactoring
8 9 (16.98%) RAD
9 8 (15.09%) Open Source
10 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Security Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Kanban
11 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Java
2 12 (22.64%) C#
3 11 (20.75%) SQL
4 9 (16.98%) Ruby
5 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
5 6 (11.32%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) ISEB
2 14 (26.42%) ISTQB
3 11 (20.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Puppet
1 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (11.32%) HAProxy
1 6 (11.32%) Ansible
1 6 (11.32%) Salt
2 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) hybris
3 3 (5.66%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
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