The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 104 92 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 25 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.97% 0.83% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.16% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
Average daily rate £300 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £427 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1464 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 72.09% 71.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 759 941
Average daily rate £345 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 56 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £12.44 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
West Yorkshire -15 20 £311 -7.77% 11
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (38.00%) .NET
3 18 (36.00%) C#
3 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (32.00%) Selenium
5 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (30.00%) Web Services
6 14 (28.00%) Scrum
6 14 (28.00%) Web Development
6 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
7 13 (26.00%) Data Management
7 13 (26.00%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (26.00%) Dependency Injection
8 12 (24.00%) Kanban
8 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
9 11 (22.00%) SQL
9 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 9 (18.00%) QA
12 8 (16.00%) ISEB
12 8 (16.00%) NHS
13 7 (14.00%) Finance
13 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
13 7 (14.00%) Customer Engagement
14 6 (12.00%) Back Office
14 6 (12.00%) JIRA
14 6 (12.00%) SQL Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) JIRA
3 5 (10.00%) JMeter
3 5 (10.00%) RSpec
4 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.00%) Maven
6 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Test Manager
4 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) SQL Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 6 (12.00%) Tester
6 3 (6.00%) UAT Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.00%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.00%) Software Test Manager
8 1 (2.00%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) .NET
2 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET
2 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (30.00%) Web Services
4 14 (28.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.00%) Ajax
5 4 (8.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) XHTML
6 3 (6.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (4.00%) Velocity
8 1 (2.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.00%) HTML5
8 1 (2.00%) JSLint
8 1 (2.00%) SOAP
8 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Scrum
2 14 (28.00%) Web Development
3 13 (26.00%) Data Management
3 13 (26.00%) Dependency Injection
4 12 (24.00%) Kanban
4 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
5 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.00%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (10.00%) CRM
8 5 (10.00%) Project Management
8 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.00%) MVC
8 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (36.00%) C#
3 11 (22.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) SAP
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
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