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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 65 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 1.81% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.28% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 11
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£553 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
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
795 744 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.71% 79.23% 76.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 408 511
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.27% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £30.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 21 (65.63%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) TDD
3 16 (50.00%) Ruby
3 16 (50.00%) Selenium
4 15 (46.88%) Cucumber
4 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (43.75%) ISEB
5 14 (43.75%) BDD
6 13 (40.63%) User Stories
6 13 (40.63%) QA
7 12 (37.50%) WebDriver
7 12 (37.50%) SoapUI
8 10 (31.25%) PHP
9 9 (28.13%) JBehave
9 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
10 8 (25.00%) ATDD
11 7 (21.88%) Refactoring
11 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
12 6 (18.75%) SQL
13 5 (15.63%) .NET
13 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 5 (15.63%) JMeter
13 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (12.50%) JIRA
14 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
14 4 (12.50%) Oracle
14 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) DHCP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
1 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (3.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
4 1 (3.13%) SimpleDB
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Selenium
2 15 (46.88%) Cucumber
3 12 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 12 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 9 (28.13%) JBehave
5 5 (15.63%) JMeter
6 4 (12.50%) JIRA
7 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
7 3 (9.38%) RSpec
7 3 (9.38%) MSTest
8 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
9 1 (3.13%) JUnit
9 1 (3.13%) Toad
9 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (3.13%) Firebug
9 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Tester
2 9 (28.13%) Automation Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Agile Coach
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) POSIX
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) JSP
4 1 (3.13%) J2EE
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) TDD
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) BDD
4 13 (40.63%) User Stories
5 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (28.13%) Software Engineering
6 8 (25.00%) ATDD
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.88%) Refactoring
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Test Management
10 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
10 3 (9.38%) SEO
11 2 (6.25%) Scrum
11 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 2 (6.25%) Release Management
11 2 (6.25%) Kanban
12 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
12 1 (3.13%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) Java
3 16 (50.00%) Ruby
4 10 (31.25%) PHP
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (9.38%) C++
7 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) VB
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (3.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica
3 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.13%) Capita
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago