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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 82 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.09% 1.15% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.46% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 12
Average daily rate
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£530 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £300 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
1277 1167 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.21% 78.74% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 636 788
Average daily rate £355 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 35
Average hourly rate £13.50 £36.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.26% +116.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -7 13 £575 +91.66% 1
Bradford - 1 £275 -
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (52.78%) C#
2 19 (52.78%) QA
3 17 (47.22%) User Stories
4 16 (44.44%) Ruby
4 16 (44.44%) Java
4 16 (44.44%) TDD
5 15 (41.67%) Cucumber
6 14 (38.89%) ISEB
7 13 (36.11%) Selenium
8 11 (30.56%) BDD
8 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
8 11 (30.56%) SQL
9 10 (27.78%) PHP
9 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
10 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (25.00%) JBehave
10 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 8 (22.22%) ATDD
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle
11 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
12 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
12 7 (19.44%) Refactoring
12 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
13 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (11.11%) UNIX
14 4 (11.11%) .NET
14 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.56%) Star Schema
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) SimpleDB
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Redis
4 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Cucumber
2 13 (36.11%) Selenium
3 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
4 9 (25.00%) JBehave
4 9 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.33%) MSTest
5 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.56%) Toad
6 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.78%) Firebug
7 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 2 (5.56%) Legal
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Tester
2 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 7 (19.44%) Agile Coach
5 4 (11.11%) Functional Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) POSIX
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) JSP
4 1 (2.78%) J2EE
4 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) NHS
2 2 (5.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) STB
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) User Stories
3 16 (44.44%) TDD
4 11 (30.56%) BDD
5 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (22.22%) ATDD
8 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Refactoring
9 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Release Management
10 2 (5.56%) Test Management
10 2 (5.56%) Kanban
10 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
10 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
10 2 (5.56%) ETL
10 2 (5.56%) Change Management
10 2 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) Ruby
3 11 (30.56%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) PHP
5 3 (8.33%) C++
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) ISEB
2 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (2.78%) Salt
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Informatica
3 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
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