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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 90 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.00% 1.15% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.49% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 6
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£350 £300 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
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
1571 1346 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.34% 77.36% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 867 501
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 28
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +20.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £110.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -4 19 £350 +11.11% 3
Wakefield - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 28 (77.78%) TDD
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Java
2 26 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (58.33%) Ruby
4 19 (52.78%) Web Services
5 15 (41.67%) SQL
6 14 (38.89%) QA
6 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
6 14 (38.89%) MongoDB
7 13 (36.11%) Open Source
7 13 (36.11%) BDD
8 12 (33.33%) NoSQL
8 12 (33.33%) Refactoring
8 12 (33.33%) XML
9 11 (30.56%) C#
9 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
9 11 (30.56%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
11 9 (25.00%) Selenium
11 9 (25.00%) RESTful
11 9 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (22.22%) Project Management
12 8 (22.22%) WATIR
12 8 (22.22%) ATDD
12 8 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (22.22%) Sahi
13 7 (19.44%) Node.js
13 7 (19.44%) .NET
13 7 (19.44%) User Stories

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 7 (19.44%) Node.js
2 5 (13.89%) Apache
2 5 (13.89%) nginx
3 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 5 (13.89%) Route 53
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) MongoDB
2 12 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (13.89%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) Redis
4 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) Couchbase
4 3 (8.33%) SimpleDB
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
2 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (22.22%) WATIR
3 8 (22.22%) Sahi
4 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Coach
3 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) QA Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 5 (13.89%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) PHP Developer
9 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Quality Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) Web Services
2 12 (33.33%) XML
3 9 (25.00%) RESTful
4 7 (19.44%) .NET
5 3 (8.33%) Sass
5 3 (8.33%) Mustache
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.56%) POSIX
7 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.78%) WCF
7 1 (2.78%) LINQ
7 1 (2.78%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) TDD
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (36.11%) BDD
4 12 (33.33%) Refactoring
5 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
5 11 (30.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Project Management
7 8 (22.22%) ATDD
7 8 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (19.44%) User Stories
9 5 (13.89%) DevOps
9 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
9 5 (13.89%) Product Management
9 5 (13.89%) Kanban
10 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Scrum
11 3 (8.33%) Network Design
11 3 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) Java
2 21 (58.33%) Ruby
3 15 (41.67%) SQL
4 11 (30.56%) C#
5 5 (13.89%) PHP
6 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 4 (11.11%) Python
6 4 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
1 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (13.89%) HAProxy
2 3 (8.33%) Salt
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Percona
3 1 (2.78%) hybris
3 1 (2.78%) Zend