The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South Yorkshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 33 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.65% 0.33% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.52% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£307 £355 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.59% +91.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
196 194 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 63.43% 63.40% 64.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 121 101
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 11
Average hourly rate £15.39 £44.60 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.50% +85.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £33.47 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Yorkshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield - 1 £351 - 2
Doncaster - - - -
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 7 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) Toad
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy