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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Rank 69 63 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.83% 2.18% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 2.58% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 6
Median daily rate £365 £458 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% +42.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £340 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £518 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
928 1164 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.90% 84.53% 86.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 810 693
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £19.44 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 40 (85.11%) Selenium
2 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (70.21%) Java
4 23 (48.94%) BDD
5 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
6 20 (42.55%) Scrum
6 20 (42.55%) Scala
6 20 (42.55%) WebDriver
7 19 (40.43%) QA
7 19 (40.43%) TDD
8 18 (38.30%) Automation Testing
9 17 (36.17%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (36.17%) Cucumber
10 16 (34.04%) Automated Testing
11 15 (31.91%) Performance Testing
11 15 (31.91%) Kanban
12 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
13 12 (25.53%) User Stories
14 11 (23.40%) Exploratory Testing
15 10 (21.28%) Gherkin
15 10 (21.28%) Security Testing
15 10 (21.28%) JUnit
16 9 (19.15%) Web Services
16 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
16 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
16 9 (19.15%) GitHub
16 9 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
17 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
18 7 (14.89%) C#
18 7 (14.89%) JMeter

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 (6.38%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.13%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.13%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) LDAP
2 2 (4.26%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) Big Data
2 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (85.11%) Selenium
2 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
3 20 (42.55%) WebDriver
4 17 (36.17%) Cucumber
5 10 (21.28%) JUnit
6 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
6 7 (14.89%) JMeter
6 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
7 5 (10.64%) Maven
8 4 (8.51%) JIRA
8 4 (8.51%) RSpec
9 3 (6.38%) Grunt
9 3 (6.38%) Hudson
9 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
9 3 (6.38%) Mockito
9 3 (6.38%) Vagrant
10 2 (4.26%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (4.26%) NUnit
10 2 (4.26%) VersionOne
10 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.38%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Tester
2 17 (36.17%) Automation Tester
2 17 (36.17%) Developer
3 13 (27.66%) Developer in Test
4 11 (23.40%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 11 (23.40%) Selenium Tester
5 10 (21.28%) Java Automation Tester
6 9 (19.15%) Test Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Developer
7 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
8 4 (8.51%) QA Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Technical Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Gherkin
2 9 (19.15%) Web Services
3 7 (14.89%) JSON
3 7 (14.89%) RESTful
4 3 (6.38%) React
4 3 (6.38%) XML
5 2 (4.26%) Apache CXF
5 2 (4.26%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (4.26%) REST
5 2 (4.26%) SOAP
5 2 (4.26%) Spring
5 2 (4.26%) Symfony
6 1 (2.13%) .NET
6 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.13%) PowerMock
6 1 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) BDD
3 20 (42.55%) Scrum
4 19 (40.43%) TDD
5 18 (38.30%) Automation Testing
6 17 (36.17%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (34.04%) Automated Testing
8 15 (31.91%) Kanban
8 15 (31.91%) Performance Testing
9 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
10 12 (25.53%) User Stories
11 11 (23.40%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (21.28%) Security Testing
13 9 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
13 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
14 7 (14.89%) API Testing
14 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
15 6 (12.77%) Defect Management
15 6 (12.77%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) Java
2 20 (42.55%) Scala
3 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.89%) C#
4 7 (14.89%) Groovy
5 5 (10.64%) Ruby
6 3 (6.38%) PHP
6 3 (6.38%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
2 5 (10.64%) SDET
3 3 (6.38%) WCAG
4 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle
1 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.13%) Calypso
2 1 (2.13%) Google
2 1 (2.13%) Guidewire
2 1 (2.13%) HP
2 1 (2.13%) IBM
2 1 (2.13%) Temenos