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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 85 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.59% 2.26% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.62% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 13
Median daily rate £438 £414 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +35.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £335 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,000 £600 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
1272 1337 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.72% 86.26% 84.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 994 699
Median daily rate £425 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £9.28 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £175.00 £53.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (67.50%) Selenium
3 21 (52.50%) Java
4 18 (45.00%) TDD
5 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 14 (35.00%) BDD
7 13 (32.50%) Puppet
7 13 (32.50%) DevOps
8 11 (27.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 10 (25.00%) Microservices
10 9 (22.50%) API Design
10 9 (22.50%) logstash
10 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
10 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
10 9 (22.50%) XSD
10 9 (22.50%) WSDL
10 9 (22.50%) Scrum
10 9 (22.50%) Piwik
11 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
11 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
12 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
12 7 (17.50%) Kanban
12 7 (17.50%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (15.00%) Retail
13 6 (15.00%) Test Management
13 6 (15.00%) SDLC
13 6 (15.00%) Software Delivery
14 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (12.50%) Git (software)

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 (7.50%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) LiveCycle
2 2 (5.00%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (67.50%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 3 (7.50%) JUnit
5 3 (7.50%) Liquibase
5 3 (7.50%) Zephyr
6 2 (5.00%) Maven
6 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.00%) SonarQube
6 2 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.50%) Appium
7 1 (2.50%) JMeter
7 1 (2.50%) RSpec
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Test Automation Engineer
1 11 (27.50%) Test Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Java Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) WSDL
1 9 (22.50%) XSD
2 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) TDD
3 14 (35.00%) BDD
4 13 (32.50%) DevOps
5 11 (27.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 10 (25.00%) Microservices
7 9 (22.50%) API Design
7 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Scrum
8 7 (17.50%) Kanban
8 7 (17.50%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.00%) SDLC
9 6 (15.00%) Software Delivery
9 6 (15.00%) Test Management
10 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 4 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) C#
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) ISEB
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) SDET
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) Puppet
2 9 (22.50%) logstash
2 9 (22.50%) Piwik
3 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (5.00%) Bareos
4 2 (5.00%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Blue Prism
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