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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 67 101 88
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.36% 0.23% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 0.27% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 3 6
Average daily rate £470 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.20% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
1669 1475 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.10% 83.52% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1028 739
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.00 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 32 £465 +47.61% 11
Bradford - 1 £300 - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (61.19%) Jenkins
3 40 (59.70%) Java
4 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
5 35 (52.24%) Puppet
5 35 (52.24%) DevOps
6 31 (46.27%) SC Cleared
7 27 (40.30%) Selenium
8 24 (35.82%) Microservices
9 23 (34.33%) JIRA
10 19 (28.36%) Confluence
10 19 (28.36%) Cucumber
11 17 (25.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (22.39%) WSDL
12 15 (22.39%) XSD
12 15 (22.39%) API Design
12 15 (22.39%) Liquibase
13 14 (20.90%) logstash
13 14 (20.90%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (20.90%) Piwik
14 13 (19.40%) QA
15 12 (17.91%) Maven
15 12 (17.91%) .NET
15 12 (17.91%) JMeter
15 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
15 12 (17.91%) BDD
16 11 (16.42%) SonarQube
16 11 (16.42%) JUnit
16 11 (16.42%) SOA
16 11 (16.42%) TDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (28.36%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) Moodle
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) IaaS
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) MySQL
1 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (61.19%) Jenkins
2 27 (40.30%) Selenium
3 23 (34.33%) JIRA
4 19 (28.36%) Cucumber
5 15 (22.39%) Liquibase
6 12 (17.91%) JMeter
6 12 (17.91%) Maven
7 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
7 11 (16.42%) JUnit
7 11 (16.42%) SonarQube
8 10 (14.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (13.43%) HP UFT
10 7 (10.45%) LoadRunner
11 4 (5.97%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
11 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
12 3 (4.48%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (2.99%) eggPlant
13 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
13 2 (2.99%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) Test Leader
3 11 (16.42%) Tester
4 10 (14.93%) Architect
5 8 (11.94%) DevOps Architect
6 7 (10.45%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.97%) DevOps Specialist
9 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Tester
10 3 (4.48%) Test Automation Specialist
10 3 (4.48%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) WSDL
1 15 (22.39%) XSD
2 12 (17.91%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) SOAP
4 1 (1.49%) LAMP
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) PKI
2 2 (2.99%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.49%) CESG
3 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
1 8 (11.94%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (52.24%) DevOps
3 24 (35.82%) Microservices
4 17 (25.37%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (22.39%) API Design
6 14 (20.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (17.91%) BDD
7 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
8 11 (16.42%) SOA
8 11 (16.42%) TDD
9 10 (14.93%) Data Protection
10 9 (13.43%) API Development
10 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (10.45%) Scrum
11 7 (10.45%) SDLC
11 7 (10.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
12 5 (7.46%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) Java
2 8 (11.94%) SQL
3 7 (10.45%) C
3 7 (10.45%) C#
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.45%) Perl
3 7 (10.45%) Python
3 7 (10.45%) Ruby
3 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (46.27%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.94%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.45%) ISEB
5 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) GPG13
3 1 (1.49%) WAI
3 1 (1.49%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 35 (52.24%) Puppet
2 14 (20.90%) logstash
2 14 (20.90%) Piwik
3 10 (14.93%) Bareos
3 10 (14.93%) yum
4 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) HP
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
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