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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 88 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 22 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.52% 2.68% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 3.13% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 34 11
Median daily rate £425 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £283 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
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
1275 1372 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.99% 85.54% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 1010 595
Median daily rate £425 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £9.38 £8.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £175.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (60.00%) Selenium
3 24 (53.33%) Java
4 22 (48.89%) TDD
5 15 (33.33%) Puppet
5 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 14 (31.11%) DevOps
7 13 (28.89%) BDD
8 11 (24.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 10 (22.22%) Microservices
10 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 9 (20.00%) logstash
11 8 (17.78%) API Design
11 8 (17.78%) Piwik
11 8 (17.78%) Scrum
11 8 (17.78%) XSD
11 8 (17.78%) WSDL
11 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
11 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
12 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
12 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
12 7 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Software Delivery
13 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
13 6 (13.33%) Finance
13 6 (13.33%) Retail
13 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.33%) Kanban
14 5 (11.11%) Git (software)

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 4 (8.89%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) LiveCycle
3 1 (2.22%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) DNS
1 2 (4.44%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) Selenium
2 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
3 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.11%) JIRA
5 3 (6.67%) JUnit
5 3 (6.67%) Liquibase
5 3 (6.67%) Maven
5 3 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.44%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.44%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.22%) Appium
7 1 (2.22%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) RSpec
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
1 6 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Test Automation Engineer
1 10 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Tester
4 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) DevOps Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Test Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) WSDL
1 8 (17.78%) XSD
2 3 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.22%) J2EE
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
1 2 (4.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (48.89%) TDD
3 14 (31.11%) DevOps
4 13 (28.89%) BDD
5 11 (24.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 10 (22.22%) Microservices
7 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.78%) API Design
8 8 (17.78%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) Software Delivery
9 7 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
10 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.33%) Kanban
11 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 5 (11.11%) SDLC
11 5 (11.11%) Test Management
12 4 (8.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) C#
2 5 (11.11%) Ruby
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
4 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (33.33%) Puppet
2 9 (20.00%) logstash
3 8 (17.78%) Piwik
4 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (4.44%) Ansible
5 2 (4.44%) Bareos
5 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.44%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Blue Prism