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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 88 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 18 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.19% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 1
Median daily rate £390 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
Automation Tester
Yorkshire

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
1446 2040 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.57% 94.14% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 1333 1056
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £259 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 86 76
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.43 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 2016.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend 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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 16 £395 +10.48% 3
Halifax - 2 £295 -
Automation Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (86.67%) Java
4 17 (56.67%) Scrum
4 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
4 17 (56.67%) BDD
5 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
5 16 (53.33%) Performance Testing
6 13 (43.33%) Security Testing
7 12 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 12 (40.00%) JMeter
8 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
8 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
9 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
9 10 (33.33%) QA
10 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
10 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
10 9 (30.00%) Scala
10 9 (30.00%) API Testing
11 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (26.67%) Groovy
12 7 (23.33%) JUnit
12 7 (23.33%) RESTful
12 7 (23.33%) Kanban
12 7 (23.33%) SDLC
12 7 (23.33%) User Stories
13 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (20.00%) Gherkin
13 6 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 30 (100.00%) Selenium
2 12 (40.00%) JMeter
2 12 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (36.67%) Cucumber
3 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
4 10 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 7 (23.33%) JUnit
6 6 (20.00%) JIRA
7 4 (13.33%) Hudson
8 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
9 2 (6.67%) Subversion
10 1 (3.33%) Appium
10 1 (3.33%) Calabash
10 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
10 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
10 1 (3.33%) JBehave
10 1 (3.33%) LoadUI
10 1 (3.33%) Maven
10 1 (3.33%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) RESTful
2 6 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) Web Services
4 4 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) BDD
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
2 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
3 16 (53.33%) Automation Testing
3 16 (53.33%) Performance Testing
4 13 (43.33%) Security Testing
5 9 (30.00%) API Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (23.33%) Kanban
7 7 (23.33%) SDLC
7 7 (23.33%) User Stories
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
9 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) Scala
3 8 (26.67%) Groovy
4 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.33%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) Ruby
6 3 (10.00%) PHP
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central