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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 55 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.26% 1.09% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 1.39% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 7
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£550 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £330 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +4.00%
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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
848 722 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.67% 78.82% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 415 450
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 26 (72.22%) C#
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (72.22%) Ruby
2 24 (66.67%) Java
3 23 (63.89%) TDD
4 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 16 (44.44%) ATDD
6 16 (44.44%) User Stories
6 16 (44.44%) Refactoring
6 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
7 12 (33.33%) QA
8 11 (30.56%) PHP
9 10 (27.78%) Selenium
10 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
10 9 (25.00%) ISEB
11 8 (22.22%) BDD
12 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
12 7 (19.44%) SQL
13 6 (16.67%) Oracle
13 6 (16.67%) Web Services
13 6 (16.67%) JBehave
14 5 (13.89%) Product Management
14 5 (13.89%) Kanban
14 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
14 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (13.89%) C++
15 4 (11.11%) .NET
15 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
15 4 (11.11%) MySQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (11.11%) Apache
1 4 (11.11%) nginx
1 4 (11.11%) Node.js
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon S3
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DHCP
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.33%) DNS
1 3 (8.33%) SSL
1 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.78%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Redis
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (8.33%) Couchbase
3 3 (8.33%) SimpleDB
3 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (27.78%) Selenium
3 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 7 (19.44%) WebDriver
5 6 (16.67%) JBehave
6 3 (8.33%) MSTest
6 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.78%) Toad
7 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.78%) Firebug
7 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Coach
2 7 (19.44%) Automation Tester
2 7 (19.44%) Tester
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (5.56%) POSIX
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) Spring
5 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) JSP
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) UNIX
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) TDD
3 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (44.44%) ATDD
4 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 16 (44.44%) Refactoring
4 16 (44.44%) User Stories
5 8 (22.22%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Product Management
6 5 (13.89%) Kanban
6 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.11%) DevOps
7 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.33%) Network Design
8 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.56%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) Test Management
9 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) C#
1 26 (72.22%) Ruby
2 24 (66.67%) Java
3 11 (30.56%) PHP
4 7 (19.44%) SQL
5 5 (13.89%) C++
6 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 4 (11.11%) Python
7 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.78%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (11.11%) HAProxy
2 3 (8.33%) Salt
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Informatica
2 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.78%) Percona
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