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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 91 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 27 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.12% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.30% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 22
Average daily rate
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£340 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £330 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
1805 1696 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.15% 74.71% 74.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 930 1064
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 78 54
Average hourly rate £15.39 £35.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +105.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.48 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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
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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 +10 23 £340 +47.02% 7
North Yorkshire +5 1 £275 -16.66% 4
South Yorkshire +5 1 £351 -1.12% 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) Selenium
3 17 (40.48%) .NET
4 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 16 (38.10%) C#
4 16 (38.10%) Web Services
5 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (30.95%) Dependency Injection
6 13 (30.95%) BDD
6 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 12 (28.57%) Web Development
7 12 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
9 10 (23.81%) NHS
10 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
11 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (16.67%) ISEB
12 7 (16.67%) Java
12 7 (16.67%) PHP
12 7 (16.67%) Scrum
13 6 (14.29%) TDD
14 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
14 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
14 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
14 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
14 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
14 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.52%) Maven
3 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) MSTest
4 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.38%) Toad
5 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.38%) JMeter
5 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) RSpec
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) Hudson
5 1 (2.38%) Behat
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) Tester
3 13 (30.95%) .NET Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Analyst
5 8 (19.05%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Automated Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Software Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Contracts Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Software Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) Web Services
3 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.14%) SOAP
7 2 (4.76%) HTML
7 2 (4.76%) LAMP
8 1 (2.38%) Ajax
8 1 (2.38%) XML
8 1 (2.38%) Middleware
8 1 (2.38%) CSS
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (2.38%) HTML5
8 1 (2.38%) JSLint
8 1 (2.38%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
1 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 13 (30.95%) Dependency Injection
3 13 (30.95%) BDD
4 12 (28.57%) Web Development
5 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) TDD
9 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Test Planning
10 4 (9.52%) User Stories
10 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.76%) Test Management
12 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
12 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
1 16 (38.10%) C#
2 7 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) PHP
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
4 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) BMC
2 1 (2.38%) Remedy
2 1 (2.38%) Perforce
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago