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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 65 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 1.77% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.22% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 10
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£575 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £300 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £325 £317
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +2.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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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
793 721 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.59% 79.93% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 391 490
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £29.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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 (67.86%) C#
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
2 16 (57.14%) Ruby
2 16 (57.14%) Java
3 15 (53.57%) Cucumber
4 14 (50.00%) QA
5 13 (46.43%) Selenium
5 13 (46.43%) User Stories
6 11 (39.29%) BDD
6 11 (39.29%) SoapUI
6 11 (39.29%) ISEB
7 10 (35.71%) PHP
8 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
8 9 (32.14%) JBehave
8 9 (32.14%) WebDriver
8 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (28.57%) ATDD
10 7 (25.00%) Refactoring
11 6 (21.43%) SQL
12 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
13 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (14.29%) .NET
13 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
14 3 (10.71%) SOAP
14 3 (10.71%) Web Services
14 3 (10.71%) Oracle
14 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (3.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.57%) SimpleDB
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Cucumber
2 13 (46.43%) Selenium
3 11 (39.29%) SoapUI
4 9 (32.14%) JBehave
4 9 (32.14%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.71%) MSTest
5 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) Toad
6 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Firebug
6 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Coach
4 2 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
1 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) POSIX
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) User Stories
4 11 (39.29%) BDD
5 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
6 8 (28.57%) ATDD
7 7 (25.00%) Refactoring
8 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.14%) Kanban
9 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Scrum
9 2 (7.14%) Test Management
9 2 (7.14%) Release Management
9 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
10 1 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) C#
2 16 (57.14%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Ruby
3 10 (35.71%) PHP
4 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (3.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Informatica
2 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
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