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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 40 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 3.33% - 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% - 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £345 - £328
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
423 396 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 82.78% 75.43% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 271 155
Median daily rate £425 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £587 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 9
Median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -17.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £25.00 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield - 15 £395 - 2
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) Git (software)
3 10 (58.82%) BDD
3 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) TDD
4 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (41.18%) Subversion
5 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (35.29%) CSS
6 6 (35.29%) Web Services
6 6 (35.29%) Unix
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) Mac OS X
6 6 (35.29%) REST
6 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
6 6 (35.29%) User Experience
7 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
7 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
7 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
7 5 (29.41%) Mercurial
7 5 (29.41%) OO
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 5 (29.41%) Prototyping
8 4 (23.53%) Selenium
8 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
8 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
8 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 4 (23.53%) Gherkin

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Jetty
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (41.18%) Subversion
3 5 (29.41%) Mercurial
4 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) ReSharper
5 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
5 2 (11.76%) YouTrack
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Java Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (23.53%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) REST
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) WCF
3 2 (11.76%) WinForms
4 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.88%) JPA
4 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) User Experience
2 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
2 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
1 6 (35.29%) Mac OS X
1 6 (35.29%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) BDD
1 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
1 10 (58.82%) TDD
2 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
3 5 (29.41%) OO
3 5 (29.41%) Prototyping
4 4 (23.53%) Front End Development
4 4 (23.53%) Line Management
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Concurrent Programming
6 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) DevExpress
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft