The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
Automated Testing
Rank 105 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 33 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.13% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.94% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £358 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2372 1710 1489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.34% 74.74% 73.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1113 817
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 58
Average hourly rate £15.45 £15.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% -59.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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 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
West Yorkshire -2 29 £300 - 15
East Yorkshire +1 1 £325 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (62.32%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (44.93%) Java
4 26 (37.68%) .NET
5 23 (33.33%) SQL
5 23 (33.33%) Scrum
5 23 (33.33%) Open Source
6 19 (27.54%) QA
6 19 (27.54%) Unit Testing
7 18 (26.09%) Linux
8 17 (24.64%) E-Commerce
8 17 (24.64%) Selenium
9 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (23.19%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (23.19%) TDD
9 16 (23.19%) Servlets
9 16 (23.19%) VMware
9 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
10 15 (21.74%) C#
11 13 (18.84%) Web Services
11 13 (18.84%) BDD
12 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
12 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
12 12 (17.39%) Project Management
12 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
13 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
13 11 (15.94%) Puppet
14 10 (14.49%) Opscode Chef

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (13.04%) Apache
1 9 (13.04%) Tomcat
1 9 (13.04%) WebSphere
1 9 (13.04%) Jetty
2 8 (11.59%) IIS
2 8 (11.59%) nginx
2 8 (11.59%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.45%) Jadu
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (11.59%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (11.59%) Google App Engine
2 8 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.59%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) DHCP
1 8 (11.59%) FTP
1 8 (11.59%) HTTP
1 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
1 8 (11.59%) DNS
1 8 (11.59%) SSL
1 8 (11.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Selenium
2 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 12 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.14%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.35%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.35%) Sahi
6 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.35%) WATIR
7 2 (2.90%) NUnit
7 2 (2.90%) Subversion
8 1 (1.45%) Maven
8 1 (1.45%) JIRA
8 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.45%) Ant
8 1 (1.45%) JUnit
8 1 (1.45%) Calabash
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Games
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Tester
4 9 (13.04%) ScrumMaster
5 6 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (7.25%) QA Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Mobile Web Developer
7 4 (5.80%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Agile Tester
7 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Web Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) PHP Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.68%) .NET
2 16 (23.19%) Servlets
3 13 (18.84%) Web Services
4 9 (13.04%) XML
4 9 (13.04%) J2EE
4 9 (13.04%) Velocity
4 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (11.59%) RESTful
5 8 (11.59%) jQuery
6 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET
7 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
7 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
8 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (5.80%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.35%) HTML5
9 3 (4.35%) HTML
10 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (2.90%) CSS
10 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.80%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) W3C
3 1 (1.45%) AS400
3 1 (1.45%) iSeries
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Android
2 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (62.32%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (33.33%) Open Source
3 23 (33.33%) Scrum
4 19 (27.54%) Unit Testing
5 17 (24.64%) E-Commerce
6 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
6 16 (23.19%) TDD
7 13 (18.84%) BDD
8 12 (17.39%) Project Management
8 12 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 9 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (13.04%) User Stories
10 9 (13.04%) MVC
10 9 (13.04%) Coaching
11 8 (11.59%) Automation Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Agile Project Management
12 7 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) Java
2 23 (33.33%) SQL
3 15 (21.74%) C#
4 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
4 8 (11.59%) T-SQL
4 8 (11.59%) Python
5 6 (8.70%) PHP
6 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.80%) Ruby
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) ISEB
1 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.54%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (11.59%) QEMU
2 8 (11.59%) KVM
2 8 (11.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Puppet
2 10 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) VMware
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.59%) Google
4 7 (10.14%) Sitecore
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.90%) Zend