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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Rank 64 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 29 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.73% 2.04% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.39% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 2
Median daily rate £370 £470 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +16.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £340 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £524 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.84%

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
927 1214 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.58% 85.25% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 829 679
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £566 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £12.01 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £45.45 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 44 (80.00%) Selenium
2 41 (74.55%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (69.09%) Java
4 27 (49.09%) Jenkins
5 25 (45.45%) TDD
6 24 (43.64%) Automation Testing
7 23 (41.82%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (40.00%) Scrum
9 21 (38.18%) WebDriver
9 21 (38.18%) BDD
10 20 (36.36%) Scala
11 19 (34.55%) Cucumber
11 19 (34.55%) Automated Testing
12 18 (32.73%) QA
13 17 (30.91%) Performance Testing
14 16 (29.09%) JUnit
15 13 (23.64%) Security Testing
16 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
16 12 (21.82%) User Stories
17 11 (20.00%) JMeter
17 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
18 10 (18.18%) Kanban
18 10 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
19 9 (16.36%) GitHub
19 9 (16.36%) Gherkin
19 9 (16.36%) JSON
19 9 (16.36%) Web Services
19 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
20 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
20 8 (14.55%) SoapUI

Test Automation
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 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.82%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.82%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) GitHub
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
2 2 (3.64%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (3.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) Big Data
2 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.64%) Redis
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (80.00%) Selenium
2 27 (49.09%) Jenkins
3 21 (38.18%) WebDriver
4 19 (34.55%) Cucumber
5 16 (29.09%) JUnit
6 11 (20.00%) JMeter
7 8 (14.55%) SoapUI
8 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
9 6 (10.91%) Maven
9 6 (10.91%) RSpec
10 5 (9.09%) HP UFT
11 4 (7.27%) JIRA
12 3 (5.45%) Grunt
12 3 (5.45%) Hudson
12 3 (5.45%) Mockito
12 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (5.45%) Vagrant
13 2 (3.64%) JBehave
13 2 (3.64%) JIRA Agile
13 2 (3.64%) VersionOne
General
1 5 (9.09%) Games
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Tester
2 21 (38.18%) Automation Tester
2 21 (38.18%) Developer
3 17 (30.91%) Developer in Test
4 15 (27.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 15 (27.27%) Selenium Tester
5 14 (25.45%) Java Automation Tester
6 12 (21.82%) Test Engineer
7 9 (16.36%) Test Automation Developer
8 8 (14.55%) Java Developer
9 6 (10.91%) QA Engineer
9 6 (10.91%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (10.91%) Quality Engineer
9 6 (10.91%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
11 3 (5.45%) Consultant
11 3 (5.45%) Test Automation Consultant
11 3 (5.45%) Test Consultant
12 2 (3.64%) Java Engineer
12 2 (3.64%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Gherkin
1 9 (16.36%) JSON
1 9 (16.36%) Web Services
2 5 (9.09%) RESTful
3 4 (7.27%) .NET
3 4 (7.27%) XML
4 3 (5.45%) React
5 2 (3.64%) Apache CXF
5 2 (3.64%) HTML
5 2 (3.64%) jQuery
5 2 (3.64%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (3.64%) REST
5 2 (3.64%) SOAP
5 2 (3.64%) Spring
5 2 (3.64%) Symfony
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) Ajax
6 1 (1.82%) PowerMock
6 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) Unix
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (74.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (45.45%) TDD
3 24 (43.64%) Automation Testing
4 23 (41.82%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (40.00%) Scrum
6 21 (38.18%) BDD
7 19 (34.55%) Automated Testing
8 17 (30.91%) Performance Testing
9 13 (23.64%) Security Testing
10 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
10 12 (21.82%) User Stories
11 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 10 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (18.18%) Kanban
13 8 (14.55%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (14.55%) Unit Testing
14 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (12.73%) Defect Tracking
15 6 (10.91%) Functional Testing
15 6 (10.91%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (69.09%) Java
2 20 (36.36%) Scala
3 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.73%) C#
5 5 (9.09%) Groovy
5 5 (9.09%) Python
5 5 (9.09%) Ruby
6 3 (5.45%) PHP
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.64%) SQL
7 2 (3.64%) VBScript
8 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 5 (9.09%) WCAG
3 4 (7.27%) SDET
4 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) logstash
Vendors
1 2 (3.64%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
1 2 (3.64%) VMware
2 1 (1.82%) Calypso
2 1 (1.82%) Google
2 1 (1.82%) Guidewire
2 1 (1.82%) HP
2 1 (1.82%) IBM
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle
2 1 (1.82%) Telerik
2 1 (1.82%) Temenos
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