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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 86 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 40 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.58% 1.14% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.52% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 10
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£340 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -7.89%
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
1911 1716 1800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.41% 75.23% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1207 1027 896
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 63
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.78 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 +9 33 £340 -2.85% 9
South Yorkshire +1 4 £325 +30.00% 3
North Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 4
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 36 (54.55%) .NET
3 35 (53.03%) C#
4 34 (51.52%) ASP.NET
5 33 (50.00%) Web Services
6 32 (48.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (48.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 31 (46.97%) Dependency Injection
8 30 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 29 (43.94%) Web Development
10 27 (40.91%) .NET Framework
11 23 (34.85%) NHS
12 16 (24.24%) SQL
13 14 (21.21%) Scrum
14 13 (19.70%) Selenium
14 13 (19.70%) Java
15 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
15 11 (16.67%) Manual Testing
15 11 (16.67%) TDD
16 10 (15.15%) BDD
17 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
17 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
17 7 (10.61%) MVC
18 6 (9.09%) Cucumber
18 6 (9.09%) User Stories
18 6 (9.09%) Test Planning
18 6 (9.09%) ISEB
18 6 (9.09%) QA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) CICS
2 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) LDAP
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) MySQL
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Selenium
2 6 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.03%) MSTest
5 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.03%) JIRA
6 1 (1.52%) Behat
6 1 (1.52%) Hudson
6 1 (1.52%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (4.55%) Back Office
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (63.64%) Developer
2 28 (42.42%) .NET Developer
3 14 (21.21%) Tester
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Developer
5 8 (12.12%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Performance Tester
9 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Agile Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Automated Tester
9 2 (3.03%) DBA
9 2 (3.03%) SQL DBA
10 1 (1.52%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (54.55%) .NET
2 34 (51.52%) ASP.NET
3 33 (50.00%) Web Services
4 32 (48.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (48.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 30 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 27 (40.91%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.55%) RESTful
7 3 (4.55%) SOAP
7 3 (4.55%) LAMP
8 2 (3.03%) HTML
8 2 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.52%) JSON
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.52%) Ajax
9 1 (1.52%) XML
9 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.52%) EntireX
9 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.85%) NHS
2 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.03%) Open Source
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Linux
2 4 (6.06%) UNIX
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.97%) Dependency Injection
3 29 (43.94%) Web Development
4 14 (21.21%) Scrum
5 11 (16.67%) TDD
5 11 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 11 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 10 (15.15%) BDD
7 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.61%) MVC
8 6 (9.09%) User Stories
8 6 (9.09%) Test Planning
9 5 (7.58%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.06%) Kanban
11 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
12 2 (3.03%) OOP
12 2 (3.03%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 35 (53.03%) C#
3 16 (24.24%) SQL
4 13 (19.70%) Java
5 3 (4.55%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) Python
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (1.52%) COBOL
7 1 (1.52%) REXX
7 1 (1.52%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.52%) JCL
7 1 (1.52%) BeanShell
7 1 (1.52%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) HP
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Sybase
3 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.52%) SAP
3 1 (1.52%) IBM
3 1 (1.52%) Novell
3 1 (1.52%) Perforce
3 1 (1.52%) Sun