The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 85 92 101
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 28 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.21% 1.00% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.38% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 21
Average daily rate
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£328 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1721 1518 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.09% 72.46% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 826 989
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 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 63 56
Average hourly rate £15.19 £38.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.01% +117.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Automated Testing
England

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 1 August 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 +9 24 £334 +48.33% 15
South Yorkshire +3 2 £307 -13.59% 2
North Yorkshire -5 1 £275 -16.66% 9
East Yorkshire - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
2 26 (45.61%) .NET
3 24 (42.11%) Web Services
3 24 (42.11%) C#
4 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET
4 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 22 (38.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 21 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
6 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 21 (36.84%) Web Development
6 21 (36.84%) .NET Framework
7 19 (33.33%) Selenium
8 15 (26.32%) BDD
8 15 (26.32%) Scrum
9 14 (24.56%) NHS
10 12 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
12 10 (17.54%) SQL
13 9 (15.79%) Data Management
13 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (15.79%) ISEB
14 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
14 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
14 8 (14.04%) Kanban
15 7 (12.28%) JIRA
15 7 (12.28%) PHP
15 7 (12.28%) Back Office
16 6 (10.53%) TDD

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Selenium
2 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
3 7 (12.28%) JIRA
4 5 (8.77%) RSpec
4 5 (8.77%) JMeter
5 4 (7.02%) Maven
5 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) Behat
6 1 (1.75%) Hudson
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.75%) Toad
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (12.28%) Back Office
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Developer
2 22 (38.60%) .NET Developer
3 15 (26.32%) Tester
4 10 (17.54%) Analyst
5 9 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Test Leader
6 7 (12.28%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Automated Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Software Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Software Test Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Web Tester
9 1 (1.75%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Configuration Manager
9 1 (1.75%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Software Configuration Manager
9 1 (1.75%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (45.61%) .NET
2 24 (42.11%) Web Services
3 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET
3 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 23 (40.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 22 (38.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (36.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.51%) LAMP
6 2 (3.51%) HTML
7 1 (1.75%) HTML5
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.75%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.75%) JSLint
7 1 (1.75%) Middleware
7 1 (1.75%) CSS
7 1 (1.75%) SOAP
7 1 (1.75%) XML
7 1 (1.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) NHS
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) RIA
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
1 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
2 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 21 (36.84%) Web Development
3 15 (26.32%) BDD
3 15 (26.32%) Scrum
4 12 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (15.79%) Data Management
6 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Kanban
7 6 (10.53%) TDD
7 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.77%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (5.26%) User Stories
10 3 (5.26%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
2 24 (42.11%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 7 (12.28%) PHP
5 6 (10.53%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle
2 1 (1.75%) BMC
2 1 (1.75%) Remedy
2 1 (1.75%) Perforce
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