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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 91 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.91% 0.57% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.74% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
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£544 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £370 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
1464 1214 1209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 78.33% 76.88% 73.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 750 629
Average daily rate £380 £336 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 39
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £25.00 £106.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 15 £544 +55.35% 5
Wakefield - - - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) Ruby
3 19 (52.78%) C#
4 18 (50.00%) Java
4 18 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (47.22%) TDD
6 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 16 (44.44%) Refactoring
6 16 (44.44%) ATDD
7 13 (36.11%) User Stories
8 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 10 (27.78%) Oracle
10 9 (25.00%) SQL
11 8 (22.22%) QA
12 7 (19.44%) Web Services
13 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 6 (16.67%) C++
13 6 (16.67%) Python
13 6 (16.67%) Kanban
14 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
14 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
14 5 (13.89%) nginx
14 5 (13.89%) Product Management
14 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
14 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
14 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
14 5 (13.89%) Puppet
14 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
14 5 (13.89%) Redis

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (13.89%) nginx
1 5 (13.89%) Node.js
1 5 (13.89%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (11.11%) DNS
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
2 5 (13.89%) Redis
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (13.89%) MySQL
3 3 (8.33%) SimpleDB
3 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) Couchbase
3 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.56%) Star Schema
4 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.33%) MSTest
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.56%) Toad
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Coach
2 7 (19.44%) Tester
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Functional Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (2.78%) Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (5.56%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) Reference Data
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (47.22%) TDD
4 16 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 16 (44.44%) Refactoring
4 16 (44.44%) ATDD
5 13 (36.11%) User Stories
6 6 (16.67%) Kanban
7 5 (13.89%) Product Management
7 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.89%) DevOps
7 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Test Management
9 3 (8.33%) Release Management
9 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
9 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.33%) Network Design
10 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Ruby
2 19 (52.78%) C#
3 18 (50.00%) Java
4 9 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (16.67%) C++
5 6 (16.67%) Python
6 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
6 5 (13.89%) PHP
7 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.56%) Perl
9 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
1 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (13.89%) HAProxy
2 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) Salt
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Percona
3 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.78%) Informatica