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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 79 76 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.28% 0.21% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.26% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate
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£405 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £300 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +104.22%
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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
898 775 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.23% 80.81% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 476 314
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) Ruby
3 19 (67.86%) C#
4 18 (64.29%) Java
4 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (60.71%) TDD
6 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
6 16 (57.14%) Refactoring
6 16 (57.14%) ATDD
7 12 (42.86%) Cucumber
8 10 (35.71%) User Stories
9 7 (25.00%) Web Services
10 6 (21.43%) Oracle
10 6 (21.43%) Kanban
11 5 (17.86%) nginx
11 5 (17.86%) Product Management
11 5 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (17.86%) Amazon S3
11 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
11 5 (17.86%) Puppet
11 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
11 5 (17.86%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (17.86%) Route 53
11 5 (17.86%) Redis
11 5 (17.86%) Node.js
11 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (17.86%) HAProxy
11 5 (17.86%) DevOps
11 5 (17.86%) PHP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
1 5 (17.86%) nginx
1 5 (17.86%) Node.js
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon S3
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
1 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
1 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
1 5 (17.86%) Redis
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) Couchbase
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
2 3 (10.71%) SimpleDB
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Star Schema
4 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) MSTest
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Coach
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) POSIX
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
2 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (60.71%) TDD
4 16 (57.14%) Refactoring
4 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 16 (57.14%) ATDD
5 10 (35.71%) User Stories
6 6 (21.43%) Kanban
7 5 (17.86%) Product Management
7 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.86%) DevOps
8 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
9 3 (10.71%) Release Management
9 3 (10.71%) Network Design
9 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
10 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
10 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Ruby
2 19 (67.86%) C#
3 18 (64.29%) Java
4 5 (17.86%) C++
4 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
4 5 (17.86%) PHP
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Python
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Puppet
1 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (17.86%) HAProxy
2 3 (10.71%) Salt
3 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Percona
3 1 (3.57%) Informatica