The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 78 65 89
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.20% 1.61% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.22% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 1
Average daily rate £315 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £331 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.37% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £44.09 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +3.74%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1333 945 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 75.95% 72.64% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 495 713
Average daily rate £350 £325 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 29
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.93 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.30% +6.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £12.21 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -18 16 £315 +14.54% 3
Bradford +4 3 £413 +58.65%
Wakefield - - - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (55.17%) ISEB
2 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
3 11 (37.93%) Selenium
3 11 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (27.59%) BDD
5 8 (27.59%) C#
6 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Retail
6 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
7 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
7 6 (20.69%) TDD
7 6 (20.69%) Banking
7 6 (20.69%) JMeter
7 6 (20.69%) Java
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Finance
8 5 (17.24%) Test Management
8 5 (17.24%) JIRA
8 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
9 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
9 4 (13.79%) QA
9 4 (13.79%) RSpec
9 4 (13.79%) Change Management
9 4 (13.79%) SOAP
9 4 (13.79%) Web Services
10 3 (10.34%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) JMeter
2 6 (20.69%) WebDriver
3 5 (17.24%) JIRA
4 4 (13.79%) RSpec
4 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
5 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.34%) JBehave
5 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) MSTest
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (24.14%) Retail
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Finance
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
1 12 (41.38%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Tester
3 5 (17.24%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
4 4 (13.79%) Automation Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) QA Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) SOAP
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) CSS
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) XSD
3 2 (6.90%) XSLT
3 2 (6.90%) XHTML
3 2 (6.90%) Java EE
3 2 (6.90%) JSON
3 2 (6.90%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) WCF
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.45%) Open Source
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
2 11 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) BDD
5 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.24%) Test Management
8 4 (13.79%) Change Management
9 3 (10.34%) SEO
9 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.34%) Scrum
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.34%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
10 2 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) ISEB
2 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Capita
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