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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 90 76 91
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 13 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.77% 1.38% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.81% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 4
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
1358 1162 1107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 80.55% 76.50% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 712 558
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.47 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% +30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £175.00 £124.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -20 11 £375 - 9
Wakefield - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (74.42%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
3 22 (51.16%) C#
3 22 (51.16%) .NET
4 21 (48.84%) ASP.NET
5 20 (46.51%) Web Services
6 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (41.86%) Dependency Injection
8 17 (39.53%) Web Development
9 15 (34.88%) .NET Framework
9 15 (34.88%) SQL
10 13 (30.23%) NHS
11 11 (25.58%) Java
12 10 (23.26%) Scrum
13 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
14 7 (16.28%) User Stories
15 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (13.95%) MVC
16 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
16 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 4 (9.30%) Coaching
17 4 (9.30%) Velocity
17 4 (9.30%) Selenium
17 4 (9.30%) Kanban
17 4 (9.30%) ISEB
18 3 (6.98%) Linux
18 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
18 3 (6.98%) HTML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.65%) MSTest
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (65.12%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) .NET Developer
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Developer
4 8 (18.60%) C# Developer
5 7 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Tester
7 5 (11.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (9.30%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (6.98%) Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Automation Tester
10 2 (4.65%) Android Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Automated Tester
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (4.65%) SQL DBA
10 2 (4.65%) DBA
11 1 (2.33%) Administrator
11 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) .NET
2 21 (48.84%) ASP.NET
3 20 (46.51%) Web Services
4 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (44.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 18 (41.86%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (34.88%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.30%) Velocity
8 3 (6.98%) HTML
8 3 (6.98%) SOAP
8 3 (6.98%) RESTful
9 2 (4.65%) HTML5
9 2 (4.65%) Ajax
9 2 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (4.65%) XML
10 1 (2.33%) CSS
10 1 (2.33%) JSP
10 1 (2.33%) Servlets
10 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.33%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) NHS
2 3 (6.98%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (74.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Dependency Injection
3 17 (39.53%) Web Development
4 10 (23.26%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) User Stories
6 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.95%) MVC
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.30%) Coaching
8 4 (9.30%) Kanban
9 3 (6.98%) TDD
9 3 (6.98%) BDD
10 2 (4.65%) Android Development
10 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.65%) DevOps
10 2 (4.65%) ATDD
10 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
2 22 (51.16%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
4 11 (25.58%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Novell
3 1 (2.33%) Sun
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) Sybase