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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 60 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.58% 0.94% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 1.15% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 13
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£400 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £321 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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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
1361 869 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.75% 81.90% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 595 376
Average daily rate £375 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -65.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.76 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 42 (67.74%) TDD
2 38 (61.29%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (54.84%) Java
5 31 (50.00%) Web Services
6 25 (40.32%) BDD
7 24 (38.71%) QA
8 23 (37.10%) MongoDB
8 23 (37.10%) NoSQL
9 22 (35.48%) XML
9 22 (35.48%) SQL
10 20 (32.26%) Open Source
11 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
11 18 (29.03%) Oracle
12 16 (25.81%) RESTful
12 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
12 16 (25.81%) Ruby
12 16 (25.81%) Selenium
13 14 (22.58%) HP UFT
14 12 (19.35%) C#
14 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
15 11 (17.74%) SoapUI
15 11 (17.74%) SOAP
16 10 (16.13%) .NET
16 10 (16.13%) ISEB
16 10 (16.13%) SOA
16 10 (16.13%) Finance
16 10 (16.13%) Refactoring
16 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
16 10 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 7 (11.29%) nginx
3 7 (11.29%) Apache
4 3 (4.84%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon S3
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.29%) Route 53
1 7 (11.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Internet
1 7 (11.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.10%) MongoDB
1 23 (37.10%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.29%) Redis
2 7 (11.29%) Couchbase
2 7 (11.29%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.29%) MySQL
2 7 (11.29%) RDBMS
2 7 (11.29%) SimpleDB
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 16 (25.81%) Selenium
3 14 (22.58%) HP UFT
4 11 (17.74%) SoapUI
5 9 (14.52%) WATIR
5 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
5 9 (14.52%) Sahi
6 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.61%) Calabash
7 1 (1.61%) Appium
7 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Analyst
2 15 (24.19%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Tester
4 8 (12.90%) QA Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Agile Coach
5 7 (11.29%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Software Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Developer
9 2 (3.23%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) QA Leader
10 1 (1.61%) Automation Tester
10 1 (1.61%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.00%) Web Services
2 22 (35.48%) XML
3 16 (25.81%) RESTful
4 11 (17.74%) SOAP
5 10 (16.13%) .NET
6 7 (11.29%) POSIX
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.84%) Mustache
7 3 (4.84%) Sass
8 2 (3.23%) J2EE
9 1 (1.61%) JSP
9 1 (1.61%) Servlets
9 1 (1.61%) HTML
9 1 (1.61%) XSD
9 1 (1.61%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.61%) WCF
9 1 (1.61%) LINQ
9 1 (1.61%) WSDL
9 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) TDD
2 38 (61.29%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (40.32%) BDD
5 20 (32.26%) Open Source
6 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
7 12 (19.35%) Automated Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Refactoring
8 10 (16.13%) SOA
8 10 (16.13%) ATDD
9 9 (14.52%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
9 9 (14.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (14.52%) Project Management
10 8 (12.90%) Performance Testing
10 8 (12.90%) SDLC
11 7 (11.29%) DevOps
11 7 (11.29%) Security Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 34 (54.84%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) SQL
3 16 (25.81%) Ruby
4 12 (19.35%) C#
5 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.68%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ISEB
2 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Puppet
1 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (11.29%) HAProxy
1 7 (11.29%) Ansible
1 7 (11.29%) Salt
2 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Oracle
2 7 (11.29%) hybris
3 3 (4.84%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) Zend
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft