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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 65 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 38 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.26% 1.01% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 1.28% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 12
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£328 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £239 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -7.89%
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
1263 1170 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 74.96% 78.63% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 668 730
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 36
Average hourly rate £14.87 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £14.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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
Leeds +19 34 £328 +9.16% 12
Wakefield - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (60.38%) C#
2 32 (60.38%) JavaScript
2 32 (60.38%) .NET
3 31 (58.49%) ASP.NET
4 30 (56.60%) Web Services
5 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 28 (52.83%) Dependency Injection
7 27 (50.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (47.17%) Web Development
9 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
10 21 (39.62%) NHS
11 14 (26.42%) SQL
11 14 (26.42%) Selenium
12 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
13 10 (18.87%) BDD
13 10 (18.87%) Scrum
13 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
13 10 (18.87%) Java
14 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
14 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
15 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (13.21%) MVC
16 7 (13.21%) TDD
17 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
17 6 (11.32%) ISEB
17 6 (11.32%) PHP
17 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
18 5 (9.43%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) LDAP
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Selenium
2 9 (16.98%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.66%) Maven
3 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.77%) MSTest
4 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.89%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) Hudson
5 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.89%) Behat
General
1 2 (3.77%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (64.15%) Developer
2 25 (47.17%) .NET Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Tester
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Developer
4 8 (15.09%) C# Developer
5 7 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Automated Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) DBA
8 2 (3.77%) SQL DBA
9 1 (1.89%) QA Tester
9 1 (1.89%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (1.89%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (60.38%) .NET
2 31 (58.49%) ASP.NET
3 30 (56.60%) Web Services
4 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 27 (50.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.66%) SOAP
8 2 (3.77%) HTML
8 2 (3.77%) LAMP
9 1 (1.89%) SailPoint
9 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.89%) SPML
9 1 (1.89%) XML
9 1 (1.89%) Middleware
9 1 (1.89%) CSS
9 1 (1.89%) JSP
9 1 (1.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) NHS
2 2 (3.77%) Open Source
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) UNIX
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) Dependency Injection
3 25 (47.17%) Web Development
4 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
5 10 (18.87%) BDD
5 10 (18.87%) Scrum
6 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
7 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (13.21%) TDD
8 7 (13.21%) MVC
9 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
10 5 (9.43%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
11 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (7.55%) User Stories
12 2 (3.77%) ATDD
12 2 (3.77%) DevOps
12 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
12 2 (3.77%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) C#
1 32 (60.38%) JavaScript
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 10 (18.87%) Java
4 6 (11.32%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby
5 1 (1.89%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ISEB
2 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Sybase
3 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) Sun
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Novell
3 1 (1.89%) Perforce
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