The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 90 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 29 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.37% 0.71% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.89% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £282 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £357 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1783 1347 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.22% 79.56% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 915 584
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 36
Average hourly rate £23.13 £15.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Leeds -7 28 £300 - 13
Halifax -2 1 £280 -34.11%
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (46.03%) Java
4 26 (41.27%) .NET
5 23 (36.51%) Open Source
6 22 (34.92%) SQL
7 21 (33.33%) Scrum
8 17 (26.98%) Linux
8 17 (26.98%) Unit Testing
8 17 (26.98%) QA
9 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (25.40%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (25.40%) E-Commerce
9 16 (25.40%) Servlets
9 16 (25.40%) VMware
9 16 (25.40%) Configuration Management
10 15 (23.81%) TDD
10 15 (23.81%) C#
10 15 (23.81%) Selenium
11 13 (20.63%) BDD
12 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
12 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 12 (19.05%) Web Services
12 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
13 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
13 11 (17.46%) Project Management
13 11 (17.46%) Puppet
14 10 (15.87%) Cucumber
14 10 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
15 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (14.29%) Apache
2 8 (12.70%) Tomcat
2 8 (12.70%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.70%) Jetty
2 8 (12.70%) nginx
2 8 (12.70%) IIS
2 8 (12.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.59%) Jadu
3 1 (1.59%) Node.js
3 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.40%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (12.70%) Google App Engine
2 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) DHCP
1 8 (12.70%) FTP
1 8 (12.70%) HTTP
1 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
1 8 (12.70%) DNS
1 8 (12.70%) SSL
1 8 (12.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.70%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Selenium
2 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 10 (15.87%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.52%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
6 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.76%) Sahi
7 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.76%) WATIR
8 2 (3.17%) NUnit
9 1 (1.59%) Subversion
9 1 (1.59%) JIRA
9 1 (1.59%) Calabash
9 1 (1.59%) Appium
General
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Games
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Tester
4 8 (12.70%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (9.52%) Web Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) QA Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Mobile Web Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Agile Tester
7 4 (6.35%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (3.17%) Web Engineer
10 1 (1.59%) Test Automation Consultant
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.27%) .NET
2 16 (25.40%) Servlets
3 12 (19.05%) Web Services
4 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (12.70%) XML
5 8 (12.70%) J2EE
5 8 (12.70%) Velocity
5 8 (12.70%) jQuery
5 8 (12.70%) RESTful
6 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
7 5 (7.94%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.35%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (6.35%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.17%) HTML
10 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.17%) HTML5
10 2 (3.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Android
2 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (84.13%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (36.51%) Open Source
4 21 (33.33%) Scrum
5 17 (26.98%) Unit Testing
6 16 (25.40%) Configuration Management
6 16 (25.40%) E-Commerce
7 15 (23.81%) TDD
8 13 (20.63%) BDD
9 12 (19.05%) Test Automation
10 11 (17.46%) Project Management
11 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (12.70%) MVC
12 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
12 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (12.70%) User Stories
12 8 (12.70%) Coaching
12 8 (12.70%) Agile Project Management
13 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.03%) Java
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
3 15 (23.81%) C#
4 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
4 8 (12.70%) Python
4 8 (12.70%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.94%) PHP
6 4 (6.35%) Ruby
7 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) ISEB
1 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.70%) QEMU
2 8 (12.70%) KVM
2 8 (12.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) Puppet
2 10 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) VMware
2 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.70%) Google
4 7 (11.11%) Sitecore
5 5 (7.94%) Oracle
6 1 (1.59%) Zend