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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 70 67 102
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +35
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 44 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.00% 2.24% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.70% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 2
Median daily rate £370 £470 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +16.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £340 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £523 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
1210 1628 1429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.51% 83.02% 82.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 1090 1014
Median daily rate £403 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £13.16 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +5 20 £370 -20.43% 10
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 44 (64.71%) Selenium
2 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (55.88%) Java
4 27 (39.71%) Jenkins
5 25 (36.76%) TDD
6 24 (35.29%) Automation Testing
7 23 (33.82%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (32.35%) Scrum
8 22 (32.35%) BDD
9 21 (30.88%) WebDriver
10 20 (29.41%) Scala
10 20 (29.41%) Unit Testing
11 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
11 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
12 18 (26.47%) Functional Testing
12 18 (26.47%) QA
13 17 (25.00%) Performance Testing
14 16 (23.53%) JUnit
15 14 (20.59%) DevOps
15 14 (20.59%) E-Commerce
15 14 (20.59%) IBM
15 14 (20.59%) Mainframe
16 13 (19.12%) CA
16 13 (19.12%) Security Testing
16 13 (19.12%) OMEGAMON
16 13 (19.12%) CA Service Virtualization
16 13 (19.12%) Splunk
16 13 (19.12%) Syncsort
17 12 (17.65%) iPad
17 12 (17.65%) User Stories

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 12 (17.65%) CICS
2 3 (4.41%) Apache
3 2 (2.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.47%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.47%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) LDAP
2 2 (2.94%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) DB2
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.94%) Redis
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (64.71%) Selenium
2 27 (39.71%) Jenkins
3 21 (30.88%) WebDriver
4 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
5 16 (23.53%) JUnit
6 11 (16.18%) JMeter
7 8 (11.76%) SoapUI
8 7 (10.29%) Git (software)
9 6 (8.82%) Maven
9 6 (8.82%) RSpec
10 5 (7.35%) HP UFT
11 4 (5.88%) JIRA
11 4 (5.88%) Vagrant
12 3 (4.41%) Grunt
12 3 (4.41%) Hudson
12 3 (4.41%) JBehave
12 3 (4.41%) Mockito
12 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (2.94%) TestNG
13 2 (2.94%) VersionOne
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
1 5 (7.35%) Games
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
2 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Developer
1 23 (33.82%) Tester
2 21 (30.88%) Automation Tester
3 17 (25.00%) Developer in Test
4 15 (22.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 15 (22.06%) Selenium Tester
5 14 (20.59%) Java Automation Tester
6 12 (17.65%) Test Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Test Automation Developer
8 8 (11.76%) Java Developer
9 7 (10.29%) Consultant
10 6 (8.82%) QA Engineer
10 6 (8.82%) QA Test Engineer
10 6 (8.82%) Quality Engineer
10 6 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (7.35%) Build Engineer
12 4 (5.88%) Deployment Specialist
12 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
12 4 (5.88%) DevOps Specialist
12 4 (5.88%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Gherkin
1 9 (13.24%) JSON
1 9 (13.24%) Web Services
2 5 (7.35%) RESTful
3 4 (5.88%) .NET
3 4 (5.88%) XML
4 3 (4.41%) React
5 2 (2.94%) Apache CXF
5 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) jQuery
5 2 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.94%) REST
5 2 (2.94%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) Spring
5 2 (2.94%) Symfony
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.47%) Ajax
6 1 (1.47%) PowerMock
6 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Mainframe
2 12 (17.65%) iPad
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) zOS
2 6 (8.82%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (63.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) TDD
3 24 (35.29%) Automation Testing
4 23 (33.82%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (32.35%) BDD
5 22 (32.35%) Scrum
6 20 (29.41%) Unit Testing
7 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
8 18 (26.47%) Functional Testing
9 17 (25.00%) Performance Testing
10 14 (20.59%) DevOps
10 14 (20.59%) E-Commerce
11 13 (19.12%) Security Testing
12 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
12 12 (17.65%) User Stories
12 12 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
13 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
14 10 (14.71%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (14.71%) Kanban
15 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.88%) Java
2 20 (29.41%) Scala
3 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) C#
5 5 (7.35%) Groovy
5 5 (7.35%) Python
5 5 (7.35%) Ruby
6 3 (4.41%) PHP
7 2 (2.94%) C
7 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.94%) SQL
7 2 (2.94%) VBScript
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) ISEB
2 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.47%) QA
2 5 (7.35%) WCAG
3 4 (5.88%) SDET
4 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (19.12%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (13.24%) CA Endevor
3 6 (8.82%) Puppet
4 2 (2.94%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) IBM
2 13 (19.12%) CA
2 13 (19.12%) Splunk
2 13 (19.12%) Syncsort
3 2 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) Calypso
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle
4 1 (1.47%) Telerik
4 1 (1.47%) Temenos
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