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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 64 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.78% 0.97% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.14% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 8
Median daily rate £420 £475 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% -12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £565 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
1267 1843 1431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.74% 85.05% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 1224 927
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.47 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £45.50 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +29 29 £420 -11.57% 18
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 (61.11%) Selenium
2 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (51.39%) Java
4 29 (40.28%) TDD
5 26 (36.11%) Jenkins
6 25 (34.72%) Automation Testing
7 23 (31.94%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (30.56%) Scrum
9 21 (29.17%) BDD
10 20 (27.78%) Functional Testing
10 20 (27.78%) Scala
10 20 (27.78%) Unit Testing
11 19 (26.39%) Automated Testing
12 18 (25.00%) WebDriver
13 16 (22.22%) Cucumber
14 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
14 14 (19.44%) QA
14 14 (19.44%) Mainframe
14 14 (19.44%) E-Commerce
14 14 (19.44%) IBM
15 13 (18.06%) JUnit
15 13 (18.06%) CA
15 13 (18.06%) OMEGAMON
15 13 (18.06%) Security Testing
15 13 (18.06%) Test Scripting
15 13 (18.06%) Syncsort
15 13 (18.06%) Splunk
15 13 (18.06%) CA Service Virtualization
15 13 (18.06%) DevOps
16 12 (16.67%) iPad

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 (16.67%) CICS
2 3 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.39%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.39%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) GitHub
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) DNS
1 4 (5.56%) VPN
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) LDAP
3 1 (1.39%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.39%) Redis
3 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (61.11%) Selenium
2 26 (36.11%) Jenkins
3 18 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 16 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 13 (18.06%) JUnit
6 10 (13.89%) JMeter
7 9 (12.50%) Git (software)
8 7 (9.72%) Maven
8 7 (9.72%) SoapUI
9 6 (8.33%) RSpec
10 5 (6.94%) HP UFT
10 5 (6.94%) JIRA
10 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (5.56%) Vagrant
11 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
12 3 (4.17%) Grunt
12 3 (4.17%) JBehave
13 2 (2.78%) CruiseControl
13 2 (2.78%) Hudson
13 2 (2.78%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Legal
3 2 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Tester
3 17 (23.61%) Automation Tester
4 15 (20.83%) Developer in Test
4 15 (20.83%) Test Engineer
5 12 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
5 12 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 12 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
6 10 (13.89%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
8 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
9 6 (8.33%) Consultant
9 6 (8.33%) QA Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) Build Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (5.56%) Deployment Specialist
11 4 (5.56%) DevOps Specialist
11 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) JSON
2 8 (11.11%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.33%) .NET
3 6 (8.33%) RESTful
3 6 (8.33%) Web Services
4 4 (5.56%) XML
5 3 (4.17%) React
5 3 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.78%) HTML
7 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.39%) Ajax
7 1 (1.39%) J2EE
7 1 (1.39%) jQuery
7 1 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.39%) Spring
7 1 (1.39%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Mainframe
2 12 (16.67%) iPad
3 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.56%) Replication
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) zOS
2 4 (5.56%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Windows
3 3 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.28%) TDD
3 25 (34.72%) Automation Testing
4 23 (31.94%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (30.56%) Scrum
6 21 (29.17%) BDD
7 20 (27.78%) Functional Testing
7 20 (27.78%) Unit Testing
8 19 (26.39%) Automated Testing
9 14 (19.44%) E-Commerce
9 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
10 13 (18.06%) DevOps
10 13 (18.06%) Security Testing
10 13 (18.06%) Test Scripting
11 12 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (15.28%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (15.28%) Kanban
13 10 (13.89%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (13.89%) User Stories
14 9 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) Java
2 20 (27.78%) Scala
3 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.11%) Ruby
4 6 (8.33%) C#
5 5 (6.94%) Groovy
5 5 (6.94%) Python
6 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.78%) C
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) VBScript
8 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.39%) ISEB
2 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.44%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) WCAG
3 3 (4.17%) SDET
4 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (18.06%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (12.50%) CA Endevor
2 9 (12.50%) Puppet
3 4 (5.56%) Ansible
3 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.78%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) IBM
2 13 (18.06%) CA
2 13 (18.06%) Splunk
2 13 (18.06%) Syncsort
3 4 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (2.78%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.39%) Calypso
5 1 (1.39%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) Telerik
5 1 (1.39%) Temenos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Wenham Carter
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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