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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 65 106 113
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 59 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.70% 1.21% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 1.48% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 15
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £512 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.58% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
1808 2290 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.67% 81.41% 80.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 1494 1345
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 72 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.36 £11.20 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +27 41 £390 +4.69% 24
South Yorkshire - 17 £345 - 2
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 73 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (55.21%) Java
3 46 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (45.83%) Scrum
5 36 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 35 (36.46%) Scala
7 34 (35.42%) CSS
7 34 (35.42%) Linux
8 33 (34.38%) JSON
9 32 (33.33%) TDD
9 32 (33.33%) Configuration Management
10 31 (32.29%) REST
11 30 (31.25%) Jenkins
11 30 (31.25%) HTML
12 29 (30.21%) Subversion
12 29 (30.21%) Ruby
12 29 (30.21%) Selenium
12 29 (30.21%) Relational Database
12 29 (30.21%) RESTful
13 28 (29.17%) BDD
14 27 (28.13%) CSS3
14 27 (28.13%) HTML5
14 27 (28.13%) JUnit
15 26 (27.08%) C#
15 26 (27.08%) Ajax
16 25 (26.04%) HTTP
17 24 (25.00%) Spring
17 24 (25.00%) Automation Testing
18 23 (23.96%) Test Automation
18 23 (23.96%) Python

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (17.71%) Confluence
2 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.08%) Apache
4 2 (2.08%) Jetty
5 1 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.04%) CloudStack
5 1 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) IIS
5 1 (1.04%) JBoss
5 1 (1.04%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.04%) nginx
5 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.04%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.04%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) GitHub
2 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.04%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (1.04%) Heroku
2 1 (1.04%) IaaS
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.04%) HTTP
2 2 (2.08%) LDAP
2 2 (2.08%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.21%) Relational Database
2 12 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.13%) MySQL
6 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.08%) Redis
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 30 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 29 (30.21%) Selenium
3 29 (30.21%) Subversion
4 27 (28.13%) JUnit
5 20 (20.83%) JIRA
6 17 (17.71%) Cucumber
7 15 (15.63%) WebDriver
8 10 (10.42%) Mercurial
9 9 (9.38%) SoapUI
9 9 (9.38%) Visual Studio
10 8 (8.33%) RSpec
11 6 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (5.21%) MSTest
12 5 (5.21%) SpecFlow
13 3 (3.13%) Capybara
13 3 (3.13%) HP UFT
13 3 (3.13%) JMeter
14 2 (2.08%) CruiseControl
14 2 (2.08%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (8.33%) Games
2 2 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 46 (47.92%) Developer
2 26 (27.08%) Tester
3 21 (21.88%) Java Developer
4 19 (19.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (14.58%) Automation Tester
6 12 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 10 (10.42%) Java Automation Tester
7 10 (10.42%) QA Engineer
7 10 (10.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 10 (10.42%) Selenium Tester
8 9 (9.38%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Java Scala Developer
10 4 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Scala Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Software Tester
11 3 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) HTML Developer
11 3 (3.13%) Java Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.42%) CSS
2 33 (34.38%) JSON
3 31 (32.29%) REST
4 30 (31.25%) HTML
5 29 (30.21%) RESTful
6 27 (28.13%) CSS3
6 27 (28.13%) HTML5
7 26 (27.08%) Ajax
8 24 (25.00%) Spring
9 22 (22.92%) Ruby on Rails
10 21 (21.88%) Play Framework
11 20 (20.83%) Django
11 20 (20.83%) Guice
11 20 (20.83%) Spring MVC
12 14 (14.58%) Gherkin
12 14 (14.58%) Web Services
13 8 (8.33%) .NET
14 4 (4.17%) jQuery
15 3 (3.13%) Sinatra
15 3 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) User Experience
2 13 (13.54%) Algorithms
2 13 (13.54%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.17%) NHS
5 3 (3.13%) iPhone
6 2 (2.08%) Animation
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) STB
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.42%) Linux
2 8 (8.33%) Unix
3 6 (6.25%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.17%) Windows
5 3 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Android
6 1 (1.04%) CentOS
6 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (47.92%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (45.83%) Scrum
4 32 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 32 (33.33%) TDD
5 28 (29.17%) BDD
6 24 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 23 (23.96%) Test Automation
8 22 (22.92%) Open Source
9 21 (21.88%) MVC
10 20 (20.83%) Front End Development
11 18 (18.75%) Test Scripting
12 17 (17.71%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (17.71%) Web Design
13 16 (16.67%) Manual Testing
13 16 (16.67%) OWASP
14 15 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (15.63%) Mentoring
14 15 (15.63%) User Stories
15 14 (14.58%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.21%) Java
2 35 (36.46%) Scala
3 29 (30.21%) Ruby
4 26 (27.08%) C#
5 23 (23.96%) Python
6 16 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 16 (16.67%) SQL
7 6 (6.25%) Groovy
8 3 (3.13%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.13%) Go
9 2 (2.08%) PHP
10 1 (1.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.29%) ISEB
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.79%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) WCAG
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Docker
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Ansible
1 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.13%) Puppet
2 2 (2.08%) Salt
3 1 (1.04%) Packer
3 1 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Google
2 7 (7.29%) Oracle
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.08%) Apple
4 2 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (2.08%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.04%) Calypso
5 1 (1.04%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.04%) HP
5 1 (1.04%) IBM
5 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.04%) Telerik
5 1 (1.04%) Temenos
5 1 (1.04%) VMware
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