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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 71 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 46 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.09% 0.77% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 0.96% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 13
Average daily rate
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£390 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £321 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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
1820 1351 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.61% 79.94% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 874 626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 42
Average hourly rate £21.53 £13.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.44% -59.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 +11 42 £395 +23.43% 10
Bradford - 6 £275 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 44 (65.67%) TDD
2 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (59.70%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (53.73%) Java
4 31 (46.27%) Web Services
5 25 (37.31%) BDD
6 24 (35.82%) QA
7 23 (34.33%) MongoDB
7 23 (34.33%) NoSQL
7 23 (34.33%) SQL
8 22 (32.84%) XML
9 20 (29.85%) Oracle
9 20 (29.85%) Cucumber
9 20 (29.85%) Open Source
10 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
10 18 (26.87%) Ruby
11 16 (23.88%) Selenium
11 16 (23.88%) RESTful
12 14 (20.90%) C#
12 14 (20.90%) HP UFT
13 13 (19.40%) SOAP
13 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
14 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
14 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
14 12 (17.91%) Refactoring
14 12 (17.91%) ISEB
14 12 (17.91%) SOA
14 12 (17.91%) Finance
14 12 (17.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (17.91%) ATDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 12 (17.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (11.94%) Tomcat
3 7 (10.45%) nginx
3 7 (10.45%) Apache
4 3 (4.48%) Node.js
5 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon S3
1 7 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (10.45%) Route 53
1 7 (10.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
1 7 (10.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.33%) MongoDB
1 23 (34.33%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.45%) Redis
2 7 (10.45%) Couchbase
2 7 (10.45%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.45%) MySQL
2 7 (10.45%) RDBMS
2 7 (10.45%) SimpleDB
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Cucumber
2 16 (23.88%) Selenium
3 14 (20.90%) HP UFT
4 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
5 9 (13.43%) Sahi
5 9 (13.43%) WATIR
5 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.48%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.49%) Calabash
7 1 (1.49%) Appium
7 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.49%) Subversion
7 1 (1.49%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Analyst
2 16 (23.88%) Tester
3 15 (22.39%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Agile Coach
5 8 (11.94%) QA Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Software Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.48%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Developer
10 2 (2.99%) QA Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Quality Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) QA Leader
11 1 (1.49%) Automation Tester
11 1 (1.49%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.27%) Web Services
2 22 (32.84%) XML
3 16 (23.88%) RESTful
4 13 (19.40%) SOAP
5 10 (14.93%) .NET
6 7 (10.45%) POSIX
7 3 (4.48%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.48%) Mustache
7 3 (4.48%) Sass
8 2 (2.99%) J2EE
9 1 (1.49%) JSP
9 1 (1.49%) Servlets
9 1 (1.49%) HTML
9 1 (1.49%) XSD
9 1 (1.49%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.49%) WCF
9 1 (1.49%) LINQ
9 1 (1.49%) WSDL
9 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) UNIX
2 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 7 (10.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (65.67%) TDD
2 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (59.70%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (37.31%) BDD
4 20 (29.85%) Open Source
5 18 (26.87%) Software Engineering
6 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
6 12 (17.91%) Refactoring
6 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
6 12 (17.91%) SOA
6 12 (17.91%) ATDD
7 11 (16.42%) Waterfall
7 11 (16.42%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (14.93%) SDLC
9 9 (13.43%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (13.43%) Project Management
10 8 (11.94%) RAD
10 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.94%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 36 (53.73%) Java
2 23 (34.33%) SQL
3 18 (26.87%) Ruby
4 14 (20.90%) C#
5 6 (8.96%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.96%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) ISEB
2 11 (16.42%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Puppet
1 7 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.45%) HAProxy
1 7 (10.45%) Ansible
1 7 (10.45%) Salt
2 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Oracle
2 7 (10.45%) hybris
3 3 (4.48%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) Zend
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
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