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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 76 66 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +32
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 47 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.38% 2.37% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.87% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 5
Median daily rate £365 £465 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.50% +47.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £324 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £521 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
1213 1638 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.43% 82.69% 84.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 1123 1026
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 34
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £21.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -10 20 £365 -21.50% 8
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 42 (66.67%) Selenium
2 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (55.56%) Java
4 24 (38.10%) BDD
5 23 (36.51%) Jenkins
6 22 (34.92%) Scrum
7 21 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 21 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 21 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 21 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 20 (31.75%) Scala
8 20 (31.75%) TDD
8 20 (31.75%) QA
9 18 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (28.57%) Cucumber
10 17 (26.98%) Automated Testing
11 16 (25.40%) Performance Testing
12 15 (23.81%) Kanban
12 15 (23.81%) E-Commerce
13 14 (22.22%) IBM
13 14 (22.22%) Mainframe
14 13 (20.63%) Splunk
14 13 (20.63%) CA Service Virtualization
14 13 (20.63%) DevOps
14 13 (20.63%) CA
14 13 (20.63%) Syncsort
14 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
14 13 (20.63%) OMEGAMON
15 12 (19.05%) CICS
15 12 (19.05%) 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 (19.05%) CICS
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Confluence
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.59%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.59%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) LDAP
2 2 (3.17%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) DB2
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) Big Data
3 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.17%) Redis
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (66.67%) Selenium
2 23 (36.51%) Jenkins
3 21 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 18 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 11 (17.46%) JUnit
6 8 (12.70%) JMeter
7 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 7 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 5 (7.94%) Maven
9 4 (6.35%) JIRA
9 4 (6.35%) RSpec
9 4 (6.35%) Vagrant
10 3 (4.76%) Grunt
10 3 (4.76%) HP UFT
10 3 (4.76%) Hudson
10 3 (4.76%) JBehave
10 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.76%) Mockito
10 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
1 3 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Tester
2 20 (31.75%) Developer
3 18 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 14 (22.22%) Developer in Test
5 12 (19.05%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 12 (19.05%) Selenium Tester
6 11 (17.46%) Java Automation Tester
7 10 (15.87%) Test Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) Consultant
8 6 (9.52%) Test Automation Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) Build Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) Java Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Deployment Specialist
10 4 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) DevOps Specialist
10 4 (6.35%) QA Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
10 4 (6.35%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) Gherkin
2 10 (15.87%) Web Services
3 7 (11.11%) JSON
3 7 (11.11%) RESTful
4 4 (6.35%) XML
5 3 (4.76%) React
6 2 (3.17%) .NET
6 2 (3.17%) Apache CXF
6 2 (3.17%) HTML
6 2 (3.17%) jQuery
6 2 (3.17%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (3.17%) REST
6 2 (3.17%) SOAP
6 2 (3.17%) Spring
6 2 (3.17%) Symfony
7 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.59%) Ajax
7 1 (1.59%) PowerMock
7 1 (1.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 12 (19.05%) iPad
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) zOS
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Unix
4 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) BDD
3 22 (34.92%) Scrum
4 21 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 21 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 21 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 20 (31.75%) TDD
6 18 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (26.98%) Automated Testing
8 16 (25.40%) Performance Testing
9 15 (23.81%) E-Commerce
9 15 (23.81%) Kanban
10 13 (20.63%) DevOps
10 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
11 12 (19.05%) User Stories
11 12 (19.05%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (17.46%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (17.46%) Security Testing
13 9 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (11.11%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (55.56%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) Scala
3 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.11%) C#
4 7 (11.11%) Groovy
5 5 (7.94%) Ruby
6 3 (4.76%) PHP
6 3 (4.76%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.17%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.75%) QA
2 5 (7.94%) SDET
3 3 (4.76%) WCAG
4 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
1 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (20.63%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (14.29%) CA Endevor
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) IBM
2 13 (20.63%) CA
2 13 (20.63%) Splunk
2 13 (20.63%) Syncsort
3 2 (3.17%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Calypso
4 1 (1.59%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Telerik
4 1 (1.59%) Temenos