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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 101 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.75% 1.38% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.74% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 10
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£375 £340 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +47.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
1824 1325 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 80.46% 79.25% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1290 835 650
Average daily rate £375 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 25 49
Average hourly rate £15.30 £14.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% -56.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £8.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -33 14 £375 +10.29% 6
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (75.56%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (46.67%) .NET
4 18 (40.00%) Java
5 17 (37.78%) Unit Testing
6 16 (35.56%) Scrum
7 14 (31.11%) SQL
7 14 (31.11%) Linux
8 13 (28.89%) Servlets
8 13 (28.89%) C#
8 13 (28.89%) Configuration Management
8 13 (28.89%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (26.67%) Open Source
9 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (26.67%) VMware
10 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
10 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
10 11 (24.44%) Puppet
10 11 (24.44%) AngularJS
11 10 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
12 9 (20.00%) Selenium
12 9 (20.00%) jQuery
13 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (17.78%) HTML5
13 8 (17.78%) Apache
13 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
13 8 (17.78%) HTML
13 8 (17.78%) MVC
13 8 (17.78%) TDD
13 8 (17.78%) Microsoft

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (17.78%) Apache
2 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.56%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.56%) Jetty
2 7 (15.56%) nginx
2 7 (15.56%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 4 (8.89%) Confluence
5 1 (2.22%) Node.js
5 1 (2.22%) Jadu
5 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (15.56%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (15.56%) Google App Engine
2 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DHCP
1 7 (15.56%) FTP
1 7 (15.56%) HTTP
1 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
1 7 (15.56%) SSL
1 7 (15.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) MySQL
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.56%) JIRA
4 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.44%) NUnit
9 1 (2.22%) Subversion
9 1 (2.22%) Maven
9 1 (2.22%) Ant
9 1 (2.22%) Gradle
9 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.22%) Calabash
9 1 (2.22%) Appium
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Web Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Tester
3 5 (11.11%) Mobile Web Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.89%) ScrumMaster
4 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) UI Programmer
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) .NET
2 13 (28.89%) Servlets
3 11 (24.44%) AngularJS
4 9 (20.00%) jQuery
5 8 (17.78%) HTML
5 8 (17.78%) HTML5
6 7 (15.56%) CSS
6 7 (15.56%) J2EE
6 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 5 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (8.89%) Gherkin
9 4 (8.89%) Apache Camel
9 4 (8.89%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (6.67%) Spring
10 3 (6.67%) Velocity
11 2 (4.44%) Web Services
12 1 (2.22%) XML
12 1 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.22%) W3C
3 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (75.56%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (37.78%) Unit Testing
4 16 (35.56%) Scrum
5 13 (28.89%) Configuration Management
6 12 (26.67%) Open Source
7 11 (24.44%) E-Commerce
8 8 (17.78%) MVC
8 8 (17.78%) TDD
8 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (13.33%) BDD
11 5 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Project Management
11 5 (11.11%) RUP
11 5 (11.11%) SDLC
12 4 (8.89%) UML
12 4 (8.89%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
5 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 5 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISEB
1 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.56%) Xen
3 5 (11.11%) QEMU
3 5 (11.11%) KVM
4 4 (8.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) Puppet
2 10 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.89%) logstash
3 4 (8.89%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) VMware
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.56%) Google
3 7 (15.56%) Sitecore
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle