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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 115 93 100
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 34 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.07% 1.14% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.50% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 13
Average daily rate
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£388 £340 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £291 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £356 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
2491 1806 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.75% 76.40% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1123 921
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.37 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.12 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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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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 -28 17 £375 +10.29% 7
South Yorkshire -3 15 £400 +13.96% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 57 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (69.70%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (46.97%) .NET
4 30 (45.45%) Java
5 27 (40.91%) Unit Testing
6 24 (36.36%) Linux
7 23 (34.85%) Servlets
7 23 (34.85%) Configuration Management
7 23 (34.85%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (33.33%) VMware
8 22 (33.33%) Open Source
9 21 (31.82%) Puppet
10 20 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (27.27%) Jenkins
11 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
11 18 (27.27%) Apache
12 17 (25.76%) DHCP
12 17 (25.76%) FTP
12 17 (25.76%) HTTP
12 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
12 17 (25.76%) DNS
12 17 (25.76%) Tomcat
12 17 (25.76%) J2EE
12 17 (25.76%) IIS
12 17 (25.76%) SSL
12 17 (25.76%) IPsec
12 17 (25.76%) Scrum
12 17 (25.76%) Jetty
12 17 (25.76%) nginx

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (27.27%) Apache
2 17 (25.76%) Tomcat
2 17 (25.76%) WebSphere
2 17 (25.76%) Jetty
2 17 (25.76%) nginx
2 17 (25.76%) IIS
3 5 (7.58%) OpenStack
4 4 (6.06%) Confluence
5 1 (1.52%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) Jadu
5 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.85%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (25.76%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (25.76%) Google App Engine
2 17 (25.76%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (25.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) DHCP
1 17 (25.76%) FTP
1 17 (25.76%) HTTP
1 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
1 17 (25.76%) DNS
1 17 (25.76%) SSL
1 17 (25.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) MySQL
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
3 12 (18.18%) Selenium
4 7 (10.61%) JIRA
4 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.09%) SpecFlow
6 5 (7.58%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.03%) NUnit
10 1 (1.52%) Subversion
10 1 (1.52%) Maven
10 1 (1.52%) Ant
10 1 (1.52%) Calabash
10 1 (1.52%) Appium
10 1 (1.52%) Gradle
10 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Games
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Developer
2 7 (10.61%) Consultant
2 7 (10.61%) Tester
3 6 (9.09%) Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 6 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Mobile Web Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Designer
4 5 (7.58%) UX Designer
4 5 (7.58%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.55%) UI Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Agile Tester
6 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.97%) .NET
2 23 (34.85%) Servlets
3 17 (25.76%) J2EE
4 13 (19.70%) HTML
5 12 (18.18%) CSS
5 12 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 9 (13.64%) jQuery
7 8 (12.12%) HTML5
8 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 5 (7.58%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (6.06%) Gherkin
11 4 (6.06%) Apache Camel
11 4 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (6.06%) Spring
11 4 (6.06%) Velocity
12 2 (3.03%) Web Services
13 1 (1.52%) XML
13 1 (1.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.58%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) W3C
4 1 (1.52%) AS400
4 1 (1.52%) iSeries
4 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) UNIX
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (69.70%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (40.91%) Unit Testing
4 23 (34.85%) Configuration Management
5 22 (33.33%) Open Source
6 17 (25.76%) Scrum
7 14 (21.21%) DevOps
8 12 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (12.12%) TDD
10 8 (12.12%) MVC
11 7 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (9.09%) SDLC
12 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.09%) Project Management
12 6 (9.09%) RUP
12 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
12 6 (9.09%) BDD
13 5 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) Java
2 14 (21.21%) C#
2 14 (21.21%) SQL
3 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
3 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.58%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) Degree
3 5 (7.58%) ISEB
3 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (25.76%) Xen
3 5 (7.58%) QEMU
3 5 (7.58%) KVM
4 4 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (31.82%) Puppet
2 20 (30.30%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.06%) logstash
3 4 (6.06%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) VMware
2 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.76%) Google
4 7 (10.61%) Sitecore
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle
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