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 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 84 77 78
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.61% 1.13% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.43% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 15
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£375 £428 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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
1796 1333 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 80.50% 79.20% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 841 654
Average daily rate £375 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 25 47
Average hourly rate £15.30 £14.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% -53.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £8.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 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 27 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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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 -9 34 £375 -32.12% 8
Bradford - 7 £260 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (54.84%) TDD
3 31 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (43.55%) Java
5 24 (38.71%) Oracle
6 22 (35.48%) Web Services
7 18 (29.03%) MongoDB
7 18 (29.03%) NoSQL
8 17 (27.42%) SoapUI
8 17 (27.42%) BDD
8 17 (27.42%) QA
8 17 (27.42%) SQL
8 17 (27.42%) SOAP
9 16 (25.81%) SOA
9 16 (25.81%) ISEB
9 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
9 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
9 16 (25.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (24.19%) Software Testing
10 15 (24.19%) Waterfall
10 15 (24.19%) Cucumber
10 15 (24.19%) XML
11 14 (22.58%) C#
11 14 (22.58%) Finance
12 13 (20.97%) Open Source
12 13 (20.97%) Ruby
12 13 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (19.35%) ATDD
13 12 (19.35%) RESTful
14 11 (17.74%) Refactoring

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 16 (25.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (11.29%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.68%) Apache
3 6 (9.68%) nginx
4 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon S3
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (9.68%) Route 53
1 6 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) Internet
1 6 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.03%) MongoDB
1 18 (29.03%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.68%) Redis
2 6 (9.68%) Couchbase
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.68%) MySQL
2 6 (9.68%) RDBMS
2 6 (9.68%) SimpleDB
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) SoapUI
2 15 (24.19%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.13%) Selenium
4 9 (14.52%) HP UFT
5 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.45%) Sahi
6 4 (6.45%) WATIR
7 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.61%) Calabash
9 1 (1.61%) Appium
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.61%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.61%) JIRA
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Tester
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Agile Coach
4 6 (9.68%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Developer
8 2 (3.23%) QA Leader
8 2 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) Integration Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (1.61%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (35.48%) Web Services
2 17 (27.42%) SOAP
3 15 (24.19%) XML
4 12 (19.35%) RESTful
5 7 (11.29%) .NET
6 6 (9.68%) POSIX
7 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.23%) J2EE
8 1 (1.61%) JSP
8 1 (1.61%) Servlets
8 1 (1.61%) XSD
8 1 (1.61%) HTML
8 1 (1.61%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.61%) WCF
8 1 (1.61%) LINQ
8 1 (1.61%) WSDL
8 1 (1.61%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.61%) Spring
8 1 (1.61%) HTML5
8 1 (1.61%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) UNIX
2 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (54.84%) TDD
3 31 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (27.42%) BDD
5 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
5 16 (25.81%) SOA
6 15 (24.19%) Software Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Waterfall
7 13 (20.97%) Open Source
8 12 (19.35%) ATDD
9 11 (17.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (17.74%) SDLC
9 11 (17.74%) Refactoring
10 10 (16.13%) RAD
10 10 (16.13%) Change Control
10 10 (16.13%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Security Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Kanban
12 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) C#
4 13 (20.97%) Ruby
5 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.68%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) ISEB
1 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) HNC
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Puppet
1 6 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (9.68%) HAProxy
1 6 (9.68%) Ansible
1 6 (9.68%) Salt
2 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (38.71%) Oracle
2 6 (9.68%) hybris
3 3 (4.84%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
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