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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 84 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.44% 1.49% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.73% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
Median daily rate £445 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,000 £414 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
1309 1156 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.50% 85.88% 82.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 793 658
Median daily rate £425 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
Median hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £32.20 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016, 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 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (60.38%) Selenium
3 30 (56.60%) Java
3 30 (56.60%) Jenkins
4 23 (43.40%) Puppet
4 23 (43.40%) DevOps
5 21 (39.62%) Security Cleared
6 18 (33.96%) Cucumber
7 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
8 15 (28.30%) TDD
8 15 (28.30%) Microservices
9 13 (24.53%) JIRA
9 13 (24.53%) QA
10 12 (22.64%) Automated Testing
10 12 (22.64%) BDD
10 12 (22.64%) XSD
10 12 (22.64%) WSDL
10 12 (22.64%) API Design
11 11 (20.75%) Piwik
11 11 (20.75%) logstash
12 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
12 10 (18.87%) Confluence
13 9 (16.98%) JMeter
13 9 (16.98%) C#
14 8 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (15.09%) Liquibase
14 8 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (13.21%) Scrum
15 7 (13.21%) .NET
15 7 (13.21%) JavaScript

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 10 (18.87%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) Moodle
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.89%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) SNMP
2 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (60.38%) Selenium
2 30 (56.60%) Jenkins
3 18 (33.96%) Cucumber
4 13 (24.53%) JIRA
5 9 (16.98%) JMeter
6 8 (15.09%) Liquibase
7 7 (13.21%) HP UFT
7 7 (13.21%) WebDriver
8 6 (11.32%) JUnit
9 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
9 5 (9.43%) LoadRunner
9 5 (9.43%) Maven
10 4 (7.55%) SonarQube
10 4 (7.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
11 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
11 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
11 3 (5.66%) Zephyr
12 2 (3.77%) Appium
12 2 (3.77%) eggPlant
General
1 5 (9.43%) Retail
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Test Engineer
1 10 (18.87%) Tester
2 9 (16.98%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.43%) Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Automation Tester
5 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps Architect
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) WSDL
1 12 (22.64%) XSD
2 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) JSON
4 1 (1.89%) LAMP
4 1 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) PKI
2 2 (3.77%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) DevOps
3 15 (28.30%) Microservices
3 15 (28.30%) TDD
4 12 (22.64%) API Design
4 12 (22.64%) Automated Testing
4 12 (22.64%) BDD
5 10 (18.87%) Functional Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (15.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 6 (11.32%) API Development
8 6 (11.32%) Kanban
9 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (9.43%) Test Management
9 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) Java
2 9 (16.98%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
3 7 (13.21%) Ruby
4 6 (11.32%) C
4 6 (11.32%) Perl
4 6 (11.32%) Python
4 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.66%) SQL
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (39.62%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) ISEB
3 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) SDET
3 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) Puppet
2 11 (20.75%) logstash
2 11 (20.75%) Piwik
3 4 (7.55%) Bareos
3 4 (7.55%) yum
4 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat