The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 86 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 14 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.96% 0.68% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.71% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Median daily rate £329 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £380 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1402 1832 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.23% 96.27% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1244 1087
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 65 76
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Yorkshire region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +4 14 £329 +2.73% 2
Automation Tester
Yorkshire

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 31 (93.94%) Selenium
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (75.76%) Java
4 18 (54.55%) Cucumber
5 17 (51.52%) BDD
5 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
6 16 (48.48%) QA
7 15 (45.45%) Performance Testing
8 14 (42.42%) Automation Testing
9 13 (39.39%) WebDriver
9 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
9 13 (39.39%) Scrum
10 12 (36.36%) Scala
10 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
11 11 (33.33%) API Testing
11 11 (33.33%) JMeter
12 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (30.30%) Gherkin
12 10 (30.30%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (27.27%) User Stories
13 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
13 9 (27.27%) Security Testing
13 9 (27.27%) TDD
14 8 (24.24%) Groovy
14 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (21.21%) RESTful
15 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
15 7 (21.21%) Kanban
15 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
15 7 (21.21%) Web Services

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (93.94%) Selenium
2 18 (54.55%) Cucumber
3 13 (39.39%) WebDriver
4 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 11 (33.33%) JMeter
6 9 (27.27%) SoapUI
7 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
8 6 (18.18%) Hudson
8 6 (18.18%) JIRA
9 4 (12.12%) JUnit
10 3 (9.09%) FitNesse
10 3 (9.09%) Gatling
10 3 (9.09%) TeamCity
11 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
11 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
11 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
11 2 (6.06%) Subversion
12 1 (3.03%) CruiseControl
12 1 (3.03%) Maven
12 1 (3.03%) NUnit
General
1 3 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) German Language
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Gherkin
2 7 (21.21%) RESTful
2 7 (21.21%) Web Services
3 6 (18.18%) HTML
4 5 (15.15%) REST
5 4 (12.12%) XML
6 3 (9.09%) CSS
7 2 (6.06%) SOAP
8 1 (3.03%) Apache CXF
8 1 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) BDD
2 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
3 15 (45.45%) Performance Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Automation Testing
5 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
5 13 (39.39%) Scrum
6 11 (33.33%) API Testing
7 10 (30.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (27.27%) Security Testing
8 9 (27.27%) TDD
8 9 (27.27%) User Stories
9 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (21.21%) Kanban
10 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
11 6 (18.18%) Defect Management
11 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 12 (36.36%) Scala
3 8 (24.24%) Groovy
4 7 (21.21%) Python
5 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 5 (15.15%) Bash Shell
7 3 (9.09%) Ruby
8 2 (6.06%) C#
8 2 (6.06%) PHP
8 2 (6.06%) SQL
9 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (48.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) VMware
2 1 (3.03%) CA Agile Central