The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 38 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.90% 1.01% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.48% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £250 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -22.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £290 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Automated Testing
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 South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
240 203 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 71.64% 68.35% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 105 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £197 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £10.95 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 -3 2 £335 +21.81% 3
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (40.00%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) LAMP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Tester
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP