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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 61 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 32 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.25% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 0.61% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 4
Average daily rate £465 £320 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.31% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £277 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £483 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
1190 984 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.57% 86.47% 81.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 706 482
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £11.83 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.28 £33.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) Jenkins
3 25 (53.19%) Java
4 24 (51.06%) Selenium
5 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
6 21 (44.68%) DevOps
6 21 (44.68%) Puppet
7 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
8 16 (34.04%) JIRA
8 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
9 13 (27.66%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (27.66%) Confluence
10 12 (25.53%) .NET
11 11 (23.40%) JMeter
11 11 (23.40%) Functional Testing
11 11 (23.40%) Microservices
11 11 (23.40%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (21.28%) QA
13 9 (19.15%) HP UFT
13 9 (19.15%) BDD
14 8 (17.02%) Liquibase
14 8 (17.02%) API Development
14 8 (17.02%) API Design
14 8 (17.02%) Windows
14 8 (17.02%) Linux
14 8 (17.02%) XSD
14 8 (17.02%) WSDL
14 8 (17.02%) HP
14 8 (17.02%) TDD
14 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (27.66%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) Moodle
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Jenkins
2 24 (51.06%) Selenium
3 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
3 16 (34.04%) JIRA
4 11 (23.40%) JMeter
5 9 (19.15%) HP UFT
6 8 (17.02%) Liquibase
7 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
8 6 (12.77%) Maven
9 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
9 5 (10.64%) JUnit
9 5 (10.64%) SonarQube
10 4 (8.51%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (8.51%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
11 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (4.26%) eggPlant
12 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
12 2 (4.26%) Zephyr
13 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Test Leader
2 9 (19.15%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Tester
3 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) WSDL
2 8 (17.02%) XSD
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) LAMP
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) PKI
2 2 (4.26%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.13%) CESG
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) DevOps
3 13 (27.66%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (23.40%) Functional Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Microservices
5 9 (19.15%) BDD
6 8 (17.02%) API Design
6 8 (17.02%) API Development
6 8 (17.02%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 7 (14.89%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Scrum
8 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) C
2 7 (14.89%) C#
2 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.89%) Perl
2 7 (14.89%) Python
2 7 (14.89%) Ruby
2 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.77%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) ISEB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.13%) GPG13
3 1 (2.13%) WAI
3 1 (2.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 21 (44.68%) Puppet
2 7 (14.89%) logstash
2 7 (14.89%) Piwik
3 4 (8.51%) Bareos
3 4 (8.51%) yum
4 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
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