The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 80 76 101
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 16 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.94% 1.43% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.92% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 5
Average daily rate
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£305 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £225 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1324 1145 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.52% 74.35% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 613 777
Average daily rate £350 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +132.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 -3 11 £305 +1.66% 3
Bradford - - - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 16 (43.24%) ISEB
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 15 (40.54%) QA
2 15 (40.54%) Selenium
3 14 (37.84%) C#
4 13 (35.14%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
4 13 (35.14%) BDD
5 12 (32.43%) User Stories
5 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (32.43%) TDD
6 9 (24.32%) PHP
6 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
6 9 (24.32%) JBehave
6 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
7 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Ruby
8 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
9 6 (16.22%) JMeter
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle
9 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.51%) JIRA
11 4 (10.81%) RSpec
11 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
11 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (10.81%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
3 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
3 9 (24.32%) JBehave
3 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
4 6 (16.22%) JMeter
5 5 (13.51%) JIRA
6 4 (10.81%) RSpec
7 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.70%) JUnit
9 1 (2.70%) Firebug
General
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) Automation Tester
3 10 (27.03%) Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) SOAP
1 3 (8.11%) J2EE
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) REST
2 2 (5.41%) Java EE
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) XSD
2 2 (5.41%) XSLT
2 2 (5.41%) XHTML
3 1 (2.70%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 13 (35.14%) BDD
3 12 (32.43%) User Stories
3 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) TDD
4 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.11%) SEO
7 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.11%) Change Management
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Test Management
8 2 (5.41%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Web Design
8 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) Java
3 9 (24.32%) PHP
4 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Ruby
5 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.41%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) JBoss
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Capita
4 1 (2.70%) TIBCO