The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 97 88 74
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.24% 0.58% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.76% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £300 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
Test Automation
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
1335 1179 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 80.42% 76.41% 73.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 721 572
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 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £457 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.47 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.79% +30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £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 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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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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 -10 4 £315 +5.00% 4
Wakefield - - - - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) Ruby
3 20 (58.82%) C#
4 19 (55.88%) Java
4 19 (55.88%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (52.94%) TDD
6 17 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 17 (50.00%) Refactoring
7 16 (47.06%) ATDD
8 12 (35.29%) Cucumber
9 11 (32.35%) User Stories
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle
10 7 (20.59%) Web Services
11 6 (17.65%) C++
11 6 (17.65%) SQL
11 6 (17.65%) Python
11 6 (17.65%) Kanban
11 6 (17.65%) Product Management
12 5 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (14.71%) Amazon S3
12 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (14.71%) QA
12 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
12 5 (14.71%) Route 53
12 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (14.71%) HAProxy
12 5 (14.71%) DevOps
12 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
12 5 (14.71%) Puppet
12 5 (14.71%) MongoDB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.71%) nginx
1 5 (14.71%) Node.js
1 5 (14.71%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon S3
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (11.76%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) SSL
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MongoDB
1 5 (14.71%) Redis
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (8.82%) SimpleDB
2 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.82%) Couchbase
2 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.88%) Star Schema
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.82%) MSTest
2 3 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.88%) Toad
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Agile Coach
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.94%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) SOAP
3 2 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.76%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.94%) STB
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) UNIX
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (55.88%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (52.94%) TDD
4 17 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 17 (50.00%) Refactoring
5 16 (47.06%) ATDD
6 11 (32.35%) User Stories
7 6 (17.65%) Kanban
7 6 (17.65%) Product Management
8 5 (14.71%) DevOps
8 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
10 3 (8.82%) Network Design
10 3 (8.82%) Test Management
10 3 (8.82%) Release Management
10 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
10 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.88%) ETL
11 2 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Ruby
2 20 (58.82%) C#
3 19 (55.88%) Java
4 6 (17.65%) C++
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
4 6 (17.65%) Python
5 5 (14.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (14.71%) PHP
6 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.88%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (14.71%) HAProxy
1 5 (14.71%) Puppet
2 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.82%) Salt
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Percona
3 1 (2.94%) Informatica
3 1 (2.94%) Business Objects