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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 86 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.10% 1.03% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.34% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 7
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£375 £308 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -9.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £398 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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
1414 1195 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.11% 76.60% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 741 522
Average daily rate £380 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £111.25 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 +5 19 £375 +19.04% 7
Wakefield - - - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (69.44%) Java
1 25 (69.44%) TDD
2 24 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (55.56%) Ruby
5 17 (47.22%) Web Services
6 14 (38.89%) SQL
6 14 (38.89%) QA
7 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
7 13 (36.11%) MongoDB
8 12 (33.33%) BDD
9 11 (30.56%) NoSQL
9 11 (30.56%) Refactoring
9 11 (30.56%) Open Source
9 11 (30.56%) XML
9 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
10 10 (27.78%) C#
11 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
12 8 (22.22%) ATDD
12 8 (22.22%) RESTful
12 8 (22.22%) Selenium
12 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (19.44%) WATIR
13 7 (19.44%) Sahi
13 7 (19.44%) Node.js
14 6 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
14 6 (16.67%) User Stories
14 6 (16.67%) Project Management
15 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
15 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (19.44%) Node.js
2 5 (13.89%) nginx
2 5 (13.89%) Apache
3 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) MongoDB
2 11 (30.56%) NoSQL
3 5 (13.89%) Redis
3 5 (13.89%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.33%) SimpleDB
4 3 (8.33%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (22.22%) Selenium
3 7 (19.44%) Sahi
3 7 (19.44%) WATIR
4 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Coach
3 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.78%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) Web Services
2 11 (30.56%) XML
3 8 (22.22%) RESTful
4 5 (13.89%) .NET
5 3 (8.33%) Mustache
5 3 (8.33%) Sass
6 2 (5.56%) POSIX
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.78%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) TDD
2 24 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (33.33%) BDD
5 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
5 11 (30.56%) Refactoring
6 9 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 8 (22.22%) ATDD
8 6 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (16.67%) User Stories
8 6 (16.67%) Project Management
9 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
9 5 (13.89%) DevOps
9 5 (13.89%) Kanban
9 5 (13.89%) Product Management
10 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Service Management
11 3 (8.33%) Network Design
12 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
12 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) Ruby
3 14 (38.89%) SQL
4 10 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (13.89%) C++
5 5 (13.89%) Python
5 5 (13.89%) PHP
6 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) VCP4
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
1 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (13.89%) HAProxy
2 3 (8.33%) Salt
3 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Percona
3 1 (2.78%) Zend
3 1 (2.78%) hybris
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