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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 60 89 72
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.56% 1.01% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 1.16% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 8
Median daily rate £420 £475 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £337 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £582 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
962 1378 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.76% 87.27% 81.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 919 647
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -3.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 December 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 December 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 44 (74.58%) Selenium
2 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (62.71%) Java
4 29 (49.15%) TDD
5 26 (44.07%) Jenkins
6 25 (42.37%) Automation Testing
7 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (37.29%) Scrum
9 20 (33.90%) Scala
9 20 (33.90%) BDD
10 19 (32.20%) Automated Testing
11 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
12 16 (27.12%) Cucumber
13 14 (23.73%) QA
13 14 (23.73%) Performance Testing
14 13 (22.03%) Security Testing
14 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
14 13 (22.03%) JUnit
15 11 (18.64%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (18.64%) Kanban
16 10 (16.95%) JMeter
16 10 (16.95%) User Stories
16 10 (16.95%) Exploratory Testing
17 9 (15.25%) Puppet
17 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
17 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
17 9 (15.25%) JSON
18 8 (13.56%) Ruby
18 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
18 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management

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 (5.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.69%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.69%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) GitHub
2 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) DNS
1 4 (6.78%) VPN
2 3 (5.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
3 1 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Redis
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (74.58%) Selenium
2 26 (44.07%) Jenkins
3 18 (30.51%) WebDriver
4 16 (27.12%) Cucumber
5 13 (22.03%) JUnit
6 10 (16.95%) JMeter
7 9 (15.25%) Git (software)
8 7 (11.86%) Maven
8 7 (11.86%) SoapUI
9 6 (10.17%) RSpec
10 5 (8.47%) HP UFT
10 5 (8.47%) JIRA
10 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
12 3 (5.08%) Grunt
12 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
13 2 (3.39%) CruiseControl
13 2 (3.39%) Hudson
13 2 (3.39%) JBehave
13 2 (3.39%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Games
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 2 (3.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Developer
2 18 (30.51%) Tester
3 17 (28.81%) Automation Tester
4 15 (25.42%) Developer in Test
4 15 (25.42%) Test Engineer
5 12 (20.34%) Java Automation Tester
5 12 (20.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 12 (20.34%) Selenium Tester
6 10 (16.95%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (13.56%) Test Automation Developer
8 7 (11.86%) Java Developer
9 6 (10.17%) QA Engineer
9 6 (10.17%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (10.17%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
11 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (5.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (5.08%) Test Automation Specialist
11 3 (5.08%) Test Specialist
12 2 (3.39%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) JSON
2 8 (13.56%) Gherkin
3 6 (10.17%) .NET
3 6 (10.17%) RESTful
3 6 (10.17%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) XML
5 3 (5.08%) React
5 3 (5.08%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.39%) HTML
7 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.69%) Ajax
7 1 (1.69%) J2EE
7 1 (1.69%) jQuery
7 1 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.69%) Spring
7 1 (1.69%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Public Cloud
1 4 (6.78%) Replication
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) TDD
3 25 (42.37%) Automation Testing
4 23 (38.98%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (37.29%) Scrum
6 20 (33.90%) BDD
7 19 (32.20%) Automated Testing
8 14 (23.73%) Performance Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Security Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
10 11 (18.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (18.64%) Kanban
11 10 (16.95%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (16.95%) User Stories
12 9 (15.25%) Software Engineering
13 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
13 8 (13.56%) Functional Testing
13 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
14 6 (10.17%) Defect Tracking
14 6 (10.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (62.71%) Java
2 20 (33.90%) Scala
3 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.56%) Ruby
4 6 (10.17%) C#
5 5 (8.47%) Groovy
5 5 (8.47%) Python
6 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) VBScript
8 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) QA
2 5 (8.47%) WCAG
3 3 (5.08%) SDET
4 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Puppet
2 4 (6.78%) Ansible
2 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) VMware
2 2 (3.39%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.69%) Calypso
3 1 (1.69%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.69%) Telerik
3 1 (1.69%) Temenos
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