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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 97 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.23% 1.86% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 2.19% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 15
Median daily rate £441 £413 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.96% +35.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,000 £600 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
1761 1780 1382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.54% 84.84% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1278 949
Median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 21
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +129.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £84.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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 -14 23 £441 +6.64% 8
Halifax - 2 £450 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (60.42%) Selenium
3 27 (56.25%) Java
4 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 18 (37.50%) Puppet
5 18 (37.50%) DevOps
5 18 (37.50%) TDD
6 16 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 15 (31.25%) Microservices
8 14 (29.17%) BDD
8 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
10 12 (25.00%) XSD
10 12 (25.00%) WSDL
10 12 (25.00%) logstash
10 12 (25.00%) Piwik
10 12 (25.00%) API Design
11 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
12 9 (18.75%) Scrum
13 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 8 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (14.58%) SDLC
14 7 (14.58%) WebDriver
14 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
14 7 (14.58%) Kanban
14 7 (14.58%) Test Management
14 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
14 7 (14.58%) JIRA
15 6 (12.50%) ISEB
15 6 (12.50%) C#

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) LiveCycle
2 2 (4.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (60.42%) Selenium
2 20 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.58%) JIRA
4 7 (14.58%) WebDriver
5 5 (10.42%) JUnit
5 5 (10.42%) Liquibase
6 4 (8.33%) Maven
6 4 (8.33%) SonarQube
6 4 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (6.25%) Zephyr
8 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
8 2 (4.17%) Ranorex
8 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
8 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 2 (4.17%) Testopia
8 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.08%) Appium
9 1 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 6 (12.50%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Test Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Tester
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Java Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) WSDL
1 12 (25.00%) XSD
2 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.08%) jQuery
3 1 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) DevOps
2 18 (37.50%) TDD
3 16 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 15 (31.25%) Microservices
5 14 (29.17%) BDD
6 12 (25.00%) API Design
7 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
8 9 (18.75%) Scrum
9 8 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Kanban
10 7 (14.58%) SDLC
10 7 (14.58%) Test Management
10 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
11 6 (12.50%) Software Delivery
11 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 5 (10.42%) Automation Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Configuration Management
13 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
13 4 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) Java
2 6 (12.50%) C#
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) ISEB
4 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) SDET
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) Puppet
2 12 (25.00%) logstash
2 12 (25.00%) Piwik
3 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (8.33%) Bareos
4 4 (8.33%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Blue Prism