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 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
Automated Testing
Rank 102 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.07% 1.00% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.37% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 6
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£325 £373 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
1985 1675 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.33% 73.05% 71.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1332 995 746
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 62
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.40 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 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
West Yorkshire -8 25 £325 -13.33% 22
North Yorkshire -3 1 £225 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £320 - 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Web Services
3 26 (38.81%) JavaScript
4 24 (35.82%) .NET
5 23 (34.33%) Java
5 23 (34.33%) SQL
6 22 (32.84%) C#
7 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET
7 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (31.34%) Dependency Injection
7 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (26.87%) Web Development
10 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
11 15 (22.39%) Scrum
11 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (20.90%) NHS
13 13 (19.40%) QA
13 13 (19.40%) TDD
14 9 (13.43%) XML
14 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
14 9 (13.43%) RESTful
15 8 (11.94%) User Stories
15 8 (11.94%) BDD
15 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
15 8 (11.94%) Selenium
16 7 (10.45%) Project Management
16 7 (10.45%) MVC
16 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
16 7 (10.45%) MongoDB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.99%) Jetty
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.49%) CICS
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) JBoss
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) nginx
3 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.49%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) LDAP
1 1 (1.49%) DHCP
1 1 (1.49%) FTP
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.49%) DNS
1 1 (1.49%) SSL
1 1 (1.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.99%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Adabas
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Selenium
2 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.48%) Subversion
5 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.99%) JIRA
5 2 (2.99%) WATIR
5 2 (2.99%) Sahi
6 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.49%) Maven
6 1 (1.49%) Ant
6 1 (1.49%) JUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (53.73%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) .NET Developer
3 12 (17.91%) Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Test Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) SQL Developer
6 8 (11.94%) C# Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Tester
7 7 (10.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (8.96%) ScrumMaster
9 5 (7.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Test Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) QA Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Automation Tester
12 2 (2.99%) QA Test Analyst
12 2 (2.99%) SQL DBA
12 2 (2.99%) QA Tester
12 2 (2.99%) PHP Developer
12 2 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
12 2 (2.99%) Agile .NET Developer
12 2 (2.99%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.28%) Web Services
2 24 (35.82%) .NET
3 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET
3 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 21 (31.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
6 9 (13.43%) RESTful
6 9 (13.43%) XML
7 6 (8.96%) Velocity
8 4 (5.97%) HTML
9 3 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (4.48%) HTML5
10 2 (2.99%) Ajax
10 2 (2.99%) CSS
10 2 (2.99%) J2EE
10 2 (2.99%) Servlets
10 2 (2.99%) Doctrine
11 1 (1.49%) SPML
11 1 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) NHS
2 7 (10.45%) Open Source
3 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Linux
1 5 (7.46%) Android
2 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.48%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) AIX
3 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (70.15%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) Dependency Injection
3 18 (26.87%) Web Development
4 15 (22.39%) Scrum
4 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (19.40%) TDD
6 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
7 8 (11.94%) BDD
7 8 (11.94%) User Stories
8 7 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.45%) MVC
8 7 (10.45%) Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.96%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) Coaching
10 4 (5.97%) Kanban
10 4 (5.97%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) JavaScript
2 23 (34.33%) SQL
2 23 (34.33%) Java
3 22 (32.84%) C#
4 4 (5.97%) PHP
4 4 (5.97%) Ruby
5 2 (2.99%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) REXX
6 1 (1.49%) NATURAL
6 1 (1.49%) JCL
6 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) COBOL
6 1 (1.49%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.49%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) VCP4
2 2 (2.99%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Xen
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) Zend
5 1 (1.49%) Sun
5 1 (1.49%) Novell
5 1 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Google
5 1 (1.49%) Sybase
5 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
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