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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 72 85 78
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 42 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.14% 1.06% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 1.37% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 9
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£300 £311 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £398 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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
1636 1390 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.34% 77.61% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 935 526
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £13.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 +7 39 £300 - 7
Bradford -14 3 £325 -13.33%
Halifax - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (49.12%) Java
4 21 (36.84%) Open Source
5 19 (33.33%) Linux
6 17 (29.82%) .NET
6 17 (29.82%) Unit Testing
7 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (28.07%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (28.07%) Servlets
7 16 (28.07%) VMware
7 16 (28.07%) Configuration Management
8 14 (24.56%) Web Services
8 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) SQL
9 12 (21.05%) QA
10 11 (19.30%) Puppet
10 11 (19.30%) Scrum
10 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
11 10 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (17.54%) TDD
11 10 (17.54%) Python
11 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
11 10 (17.54%) RESTful
12 9 (15.79%) BDD
12 9 (15.79%) Selenium
12 9 (15.79%) Apache
13 8 (14.04%) Tomcat
13 8 (14.04%) DHCP
13 8 (14.04%) FTP

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (15.79%) Apache
2 8 (14.04%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.04%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.04%) Jetty
2 8 (14.04%) nginx
2 8 (14.04%) IIS
2 8 (14.04%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.51%) Node.js
4 1 (1.75%) Jadu
4 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (14.04%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (14.04%) Google App Engine
2 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) DHCP
1 8 (14.04%) FTP
1 8 (14.04%) HTTP
1 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
1 8 (14.04%) DNS
1 8 (14.04%) SSL
1 8 (14.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.79%) Selenium
3 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.26%) Sahi
5 3 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.26%) WATIR
6 2 (3.51%) Subversion
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Tester
4 6 (10.53%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (7.02%) QA Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Web Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.75%) QA Tester
8 1 (1.75%) PHP Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (1.75%) QA Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) .NET
2 16 (28.07%) Servlets
3 14 (24.56%) Web Services
4 10 (17.54%) RESTful
5 8 (14.04%) XML
5 8 (14.04%) J2EE
6 6 (10.53%) Velocity
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.02%) HTML
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.02%) HTML5
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (7.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (3.51%) Ajax
9 2 (3.51%) CSS
10 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.75%) JSON
10 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Open Source
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.02%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.51%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (29.82%) Unit Testing
4 16 (28.07%) Configuration Management
5 11 (19.30%) Scrum
6 10 (17.54%) TDD
6 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
7 9 (15.79%) BDD
8 8 (14.04%) User Stories
9 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.28%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (12.28%) Project Management
10 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.53%) Coaching
11 5 (8.77%) Web Development
11 5 (8.77%) DevOps
11 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
12 4 (7.02%) Dependency Injection
13 3 (5.26%) Automation Testing
13 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) SQL
3 10 (17.54%) Python
4 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.53%) Ruby
6 5 (8.77%) C#
6 5 (8.77%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) ISEB
1 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (28.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) QEMU
2 8 (14.04%) KVM
2 8 (14.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Puppet
2 10 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) VMware
2 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.04%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) Zend
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
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