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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 78 75 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.02% 2.04% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.41% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 10
Median daily rate £425 £375 £553
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -32.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £400 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -18.33%
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
1245 1410 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.82% 84.48% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 1026 552
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +33.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £9.23 £8.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) Selenium
3 32 (57.14%) Java
4 26 (46.43%) TDD
5 22 (39.29%) Jenkins
6 17 (30.36%) Puppet
7 14 (25.00%) DevOps
8 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
9 12 (21.43%) BDD
9 12 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 12 (21.43%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (21.43%) Automated Testing
9 12 (21.43%) Scrum
10 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
10 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (19.64%) WebDriver
10 11 (19.64%) Automation Testing
11 9 (16.07%) JUnit
11 9 (16.07%) logstash
11 9 (16.07%) Microservices
12 8 (14.29%) Software Delivery
12 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
12 8 (14.29%) Finance
12 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 8 (14.29%) QA
13 7 (12.50%) Performance Testing
13 7 (12.50%) WSDL
13 7 (12.50%) XSD
13 7 (12.50%) C#
13 7 (12.50%) System Integration Testing

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 5 (8.93%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) LiveCycle
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) DNS
1 4 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (62.50%) Selenium
2 22 (39.29%) Jenkins
3 13 (23.21%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.64%) WebDriver
5 9 (16.07%) JUnit
6 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
6 5 (8.93%) JIRA
6 5 (8.93%) JMeter
6 5 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (7.14%) Maven
7 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
8 3 (5.36%) Liquibase
8 3 (5.36%) RSpec
9 2 (3.57%) SonarQube
9 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.79%) Appium
10 1 (1.79%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Test Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Tester
4 7 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.71%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (5.36%) DevOps Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) WSDL
1 7 (12.50%) XSD
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.36%) JSON
3 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) Ajax
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) RESTful
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Public Cloud
1 4 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) TDD
3 14 (25.00%) DevOps
4 12 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 12 (21.43%) BDD
4 12 (21.43%) Continuous Deployment
4 12 (21.43%) Scrum
4 12 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 11 (19.64%) Automation Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (19.64%) Test Scripting
6 9 (16.07%) Microservices
7 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 8 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 7 (12.50%) API Design
8 7 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (10.71%) SDLC
9 6 (10.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (12.50%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) Ruby
3 5 (8.93%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.36%) Scala
6 2 (3.57%) C
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) VBScript
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) ISEB
4 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) SDET
3 2 (3.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) Puppet
2 9 (16.07%) logstash
3 7 (12.50%) Piwik
4 4 (7.14%) Ansible
4 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (3.57%) Bareos
6 2 (3.57%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) VMware
2 3 (5.36%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Telerik