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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 71 69 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.72% 1.02% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.27% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 5
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£363 £315 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £370 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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
988 790 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.88% 80.86% 74.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 485 282
Average daily rate £375 £330 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.35 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 (78.79%) Java
1 26 (78.79%) TDD
2 25 (75.76%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (63.64%) Ruby
5 18 (54.55%) Web Services
6 15 (45.45%) SQL
6 15 (45.45%) QA
7 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
7 14 (42.42%) MongoDB
8 13 (39.39%) BDD
9 12 (36.36%) NoSQL
9 12 (36.36%) Open Source
9 12 (36.36%) XML
10 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
10 11 (33.33%) Refactoring
11 10 (30.30%) C#
12 9 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
12 9 (27.27%) Selenium
12 9 (27.27%) RESTful
13 8 (24.24%) ATDD
13 8 (24.24%) Sahi
13 8 (24.24%) WATIR
14 7 (21.21%) Agile Project Management
14 7 (21.21%) Node.js
14 7 (21.21%) Project Management
15 6 (18.18%) .NET
15 6 (18.18%) User Stories
16 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 7 (21.21%) Node.js
2 5 (15.15%) nginx
2 5 (15.15%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Route 53
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon S3
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) SSL
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) MongoDB
2 12 (36.36%) NoSQL
3 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (15.15%) Redis
3 5 (15.15%) MySQL
4 3 (9.09%) SimpleDB
4 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.09%) Couchbase
4 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Cucumber
2 9 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (27.27%) Selenium
3 8 (24.24%) Sahi
3 8 (24.24%) WATIR
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Coach
3 7 (21.21%) QA Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) Web Services
2 12 (36.36%) XML
3 9 (27.27%) RESTful
4 6 (18.18%) .NET
5 3 (9.09%) Mustache
5 3 (9.09%) Sass
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.06%) POSIX
7 1 (3.03%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Open Source
2 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.09%) User Experience
4 2 (6.06%) Replication
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) UNIX
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) TDD
2 25 (75.76%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (39.39%) BDD
5 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) Refactoring
6 9 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 8 (24.24%) ATDD
8 7 (21.21%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (21.21%) Project Management
9 6 (18.18%) User Stories
10 5 (15.15%) DevOps
10 5 (15.15%) Kanban
10 5 (15.15%) Product Management
10 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
11 4 (12.12%) Security Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Network Design
12 3 (9.09%) Service Management
13 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
13 2 (6.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) Java
2 21 (63.64%) Ruby
3 15 (45.45%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) C#
5 5 (15.15%) PHP
6 4 (12.12%) Python
6 4 (12.12%) C++
6 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) VCP4
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (15.15%) HAProxy
1 5 (15.15%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Salt
3 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Percona
3 1 (3.03%) Zend
3 1 (3.03%) hybris
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