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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 75 77 97
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.19% 1.16% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.50% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 10
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£323 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £225 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £300 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.20% -22.66%
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
1286 1203 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 76.64% 77.36% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 644 804
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 32
Average hourly rate £11.43 £30.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.54% +96.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £17.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +3 14 £428 +42.50% 4
Wakefield - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (54.76%) C#
2 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (45.24%) ISEB
4 18 (42.86%) Java
4 18 (42.86%) Selenium
5 17 (40.48%) QA
5 17 (40.48%) User Stories
5 17 (40.48%) TDD
6 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
6 15 (35.71%) BDD
6 15 (35.71%) Ruby
7 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
9 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
10 10 (23.81%) SQL
11 9 (21.43%) JBehave
11 9 (21.43%) PHP
11 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
12 8 (19.05%) Oracle
12 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
12 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (19.05%) ATDD
13 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
13 7 (16.67%) Refactoring
14 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (14.29%) JMeter
15 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
15 5 (11.90%) .NET
15 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Star Schema
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
4 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 9 (21.43%) JBehave
6 6 (14.29%) JMeter
7 5 (11.90%) JIRA
8 4 (9.52%) RSpec
9 3 (7.14%) MSTest
9 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.76%) Toad
10 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
10 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.38%) JUnit
11 1 (2.38%) Firebug
General
1 3 (7.14%) Banking
1 3 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Tester
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Automation Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Agile Coach
5 5 (11.90%) Test Leader
6 4 (9.52%) Functional Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.52%) SOAP
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) WCF
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) JSP
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) TDD
2 17 (40.48%) User Stories
3 15 (35.71%) BDD
4 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (19.05%) ATDD
5 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 7 (16.67%) Refactoring
7 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Test Management
10 3 (7.14%) SEO
10 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 3 (7.14%) Change Management
10 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.76%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) C#
2 18 (42.86%) Java
3 15 (35.71%) Ruby
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
5 9 (21.43%) PHP
6 2 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Informatica
3 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.38%) Capita
3 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
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