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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 99 104 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.22% 0.99% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.16% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 16
Average daily rate £475 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,000 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
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
1713 1720 1413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.48% 85.49% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1213 1109 976
Average daily rate £425 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 19
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.95 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £35.50 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -4 22 £500 +33.33% 10
Halifax - 2 £450 -
Bradford - 1 - - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 64 (90.14%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (63.38%) Java
3 41 (57.75%) Jenkins
4 37 (52.11%) Selenium
5 35 (49.30%) Puppet
5 35 (49.30%) DevOps
6 33 (46.48%) Security Cleared
7 28 (39.44%) SC Cleared
8 26 (36.62%) Microservices
9 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
10 20 (28.17%) JIRA
11 17 (23.94%) TDD
11 17 (23.94%) XSD
11 17 (23.94%) WSDL
11 17 (23.94%) API Design
12 16 (22.54%) logstash
12 16 (22.54%) Confluence
12 16 (22.54%) Piwik
12 16 (22.54%) QA
13 15 (21.13%) Liquibase
14 14 (19.72%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (19.72%) BDD
15 13 (18.31%) Automated Testing
16 12 (16.90%) JUnit
17 11 (15.49%) C#
17 11 (15.49%) Maven
17 11 (15.49%) Git (software)
17 11 (15.49%) Functional Testing
18 10 (14.08%) yum
18 10 (14.08%) SonarQube

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 16 (22.54%) Confluence
2 2 (2.82%) Moodle
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) JBoss
3 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.41%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) PaaS
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) SNMP
2 1 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (57.75%) Jenkins
2 37 (52.11%) Selenium
3 21 (29.58%) Cucumber
4 20 (28.17%) JIRA
5 15 (21.13%) Liquibase
6 12 (16.90%) JUnit
7 11 (15.49%) Git (software)
7 11 (15.49%) Maven
8 10 (14.08%) JMeter
8 10 (14.08%) SonarQube
8 10 (14.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (12.68%) HP UFT
9 9 (12.68%) WebDriver
10 5 (7.04%) LoadRunner
11 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
12 3 (4.23%) SoapUI
12 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
12 3 (4.23%) Zephyr
13 2 (2.82%) Appium
13 2 (2.82%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Developer
2 11 (15.49%) Architect
2 11 (15.49%) Test Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Tester
3 9 (12.68%) DevOps Architect
3 9 (12.68%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Automation Tester
6 5 (7.04%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Java Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Test Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Test Automation Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.94%) WSDL
1 17 (23.94%) XSD
2 7 (9.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) LAMP
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) PKI
2 2 (2.82%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Linux
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (90.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (49.30%) DevOps
3 26 (36.62%) Microservices
4 17 (23.94%) API Design
4 17 (23.94%) TDD
5 14 (19.72%) BDD
5 14 (19.72%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (18.31%) Automated Testing
7 11 (15.49%) Functional Testing
8 10 (14.08%) Data Protection
8 10 (14.08%) Service Design
8 10 (14.08%) SOA
9 9 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Scrum
11 7 (9.86%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.45%) API Development
12 6 (8.45%) Kanban
12 6 (8.45%) Test Management
12 6 (8.45%) Test Scripting
13 5 (7.04%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (63.38%) Java
2 11 (15.49%) C#
3 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.86%) Ruby
4 6 (8.45%) C
4 6 (8.45%) Perl
4 6 (8.45%) Python
4 6 (8.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) Security Cleared
2 28 (39.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.04%) ISEB
5 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) SDET
3 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 35 (49.30%) Puppet
2 16 (22.54%) logstash
2 16 (22.54%) Piwik
3 10 (14.08%) Bareos
3 10 (14.08%) yum
4 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) HP
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat