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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 81 70 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.50% 1.37% 2.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.71% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 16
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£363 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -1.33%
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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
1120 933 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.08% 80.02% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 634 326
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +60.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £110.00 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 19 (82.61%) TDD
2 17 (73.91%) Web Services
2 17 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (69.57%) Java
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (60.87%) SQL
4 14 (60.87%) QA
5 13 (56.52%) Open Source
5 13 (56.52%) BDD
6 12 (52.17%) MongoDB
6 12 (52.17%) XML
7 11 (47.83%) NoSQL
8 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
8 9 (39.13%) Ruby
8 9 (39.13%) RESTful
8 9 (39.13%) Selenium
9 8 (34.78%) WATIR
9 8 (34.78%) Sahi
9 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
9 8 (34.78%) Agile Project Management
9 8 (34.78%) Project Management
10 7 (30.43%) .NET
11 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 4 (17.39%) Service Management
11 4 (17.39%) Node.js
11 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
12 3 (13.04%) nginx
12 3 (13.04%) Kanban
12 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (17.39%) Node.js
2 3 (13.04%) nginx
2 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon S3
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.04%) Route 53
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
1 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) MongoDB
2 11 (47.83%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.04%) Redis
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (13.04%) MySQL
4 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
4 2 (8.70%) SimpleDB
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) QuickTest Pro
1 9 (39.13%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) WATIR
2 8 (34.78%) Sahi
2 8 (34.78%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) QA Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Developer
6 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) Web Services
2 12 (52.17%) XML
3 9 (39.13%) RESTful
4 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 3 (13.04%) Mustache
5 3 (13.04%) Sass
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
6 2 (8.70%) POSIX
7 1 (4.35%) WCF
7 1 (4.35%) LINQ
7 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.35%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) TDD
2 17 (73.91%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (56.52%) BDD
5 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (34.78%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 4 (17.39%) Service Management
8 3 (13.04%) Kanban
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Security Testing
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.70%) Network Design
9 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 14 (60.87%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (60.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.04%) HAProxy
2 2 (8.70%) Salt
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Zend
3 1 (4.35%) Percona