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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 77 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.98% 1.06% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.34% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 21
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£400 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £143 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £324 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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
1783 1347 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.22% 79.56% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 915 584
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 36
Average hourly rate £23.13 £15.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 38 £400 +31.14% 4
Bradford - 3 £275 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 45 (73.77%) TDD
2 41 (67.21%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (59.02%) Java
4 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (50.82%) Web Services
6 25 (40.98%) BDD
7 24 (39.34%) QA
8 23 (37.70%) MongoDB
8 23 (37.70%) NoSQL
8 23 (37.70%) SQL
9 22 (36.07%) XML
10 20 (32.79%) Cucumber
10 20 (32.79%) Open Source
11 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
11 19 (31.15%) Ruby
12 16 (26.23%) RESTful
13 15 (24.59%) Selenium
14 14 (22.95%) C#
14 14 (22.95%) Oracle
15 13 (21.31%) HP UFT
15 13 (21.31%) Refactoring
16 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
16 12 (19.67%) ATDD
16 12 (19.67%) Continuous Delivery
17 10 (16.39%) .NET
18 9 (14.75%) Project Management
18 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
18 9 (14.75%) WATIR
18 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
18 9 (14.75%) Sahi

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (13.11%) Tomcat
2 7 (11.48%) nginx
2 7 (11.48%) Apache
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon S3
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.48%) Route 53
1 7 (11.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
1 7 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) MongoDB
1 23 (37.70%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.48%) Redis
2 7 (11.48%) Couchbase
2 7 (11.48%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.48%) MySQL
2 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
2 7 (11.48%) SimpleDB
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (32.79%) Cucumber
2 15 (24.59%) Selenium
3 13 (21.31%) HP UFT
4 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
4 9 (14.75%) Sahi
4 9 (14.75%) WATIR
5 7 (11.48%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.64%) Calabash
8 1 (1.64%) Appium
8 1 (1.64%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
8 1 (1.64%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Agile Coach
4 9 (14.75%) Tester
5 8 (13.11%) QA Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Software Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Developer
10 3 (4.92%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.92%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) Quality Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) QA Leader
11 2 (3.28%) QA Tester
12 1 (1.64%) PHP Developer
12 1 (1.64%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (50.82%) Web Services
2 22 (36.07%) XML
3 16 (26.23%) RESTful
4 10 (16.39%) .NET
5 7 (11.48%) SOAP
5 7 (11.48%) POSIX
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.92%) Mustache
6 3 (4.92%) Sass
7 2 (3.28%) J2EE
8 1 (1.64%) JSP
8 1 (1.64%) Servlets
8 1 (1.64%) HTML
8 1 (1.64%) XSD
8 1 (1.64%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.64%) WCF
8 1 (1.64%) LINQ
8 1 (1.64%) WSDL
8 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) UNIX
2 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) TDD
2 41 (67.21%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (40.98%) BDD
5 20 (32.79%) Open Source
6 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
7 13 (21.31%) Refactoring
8 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
8 12 (19.67%) ATDD
8 12 (19.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (14.75%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (14.75%) Project Management
10 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Security Testing
11 7 (11.48%) Kanban
11 7 (11.48%) Service Management
11 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
11 7 (11.48%) Network Design
11 7 (11.48%) DevOps
12 6 (9.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (59.02%) Java
2 23 (37.70%) SQL
3 19 (31.15%) Ruby
4 14 (22.95%) C#
5 6 (9.84%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.84%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) ISEB
2 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (39.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Puppet
1 7 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (11.48%) HAProxy
1 7 (11.48%) Ansible
1 7 (11.48%) Salt
2 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) hybris
3 3 (4.92%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) Zend
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
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