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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 110 89 97
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 30 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.01% 1.19% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.57% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £328 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +45.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £295 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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
2377 1781 1549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.68% 75.98% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1109 843
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 63
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.90% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 -25 24 £325 -2.62% 12
East Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 59 (80.82%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (65.75%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (43.84%) Java
4 27 (36.99%) .NET
5 23 (31.51%) Open Source
6 22 (30.14%) SQL
7 21 (28.77%) Unit Testing
8 20 (27.40%) Scrum
9 19 (26.03%) QA
10 18 (24.66%) Selenium
10 18 (24.66%) Linux
11 17 (23.29%) Servlets
11 17 (23.29%) C#
11 17 (23.29%) Configuration Management
11 17 (23.29%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (21.92%) TDD
12 16 (21.92%) VMware
12 16 (21.92%) E-Commerce
13 13 (17.81%) Project Management
13 13 (17.81%) BDD
14 12 (16.44%) Cucumber
14 12 (16.44%) Puppet
14 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
14 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.44%) Web Services
14 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
14 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
15 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (15.07%) AngularJS

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (12.33%) Apache
2 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.96%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.96%) Jetty
2 8 (10.96%) nginx
2 8 (10.96%) IIS
2 8 (10.96%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 1 (1.37%) Node.js
4 1 (1.37%) Jadu
4 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.29%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (10.96%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (10.96%) Google App Engine
2 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) DHCP
1 8 (10.96%) FTP
1 8 (10.96%) HTTP
1 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
1 8 (10.96%) DNS
1 8 (10.96%) SSL
1 8 (10.96%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.96%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.85%) MySQL
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (24.66%) Selenium
2 12 (16.44%) Cucumber
2 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.96%) Git (software)
4 7 (9.59%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.22%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.85%) JIRA
7 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.11%) Sahi
8 3 (4.11%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.11%) WATIR
8 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.74%) NUnit
9 2 (2.74%) Subversion
10 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.37%) Calabash
10 1 (1.37%) Appium
General
1 6 (8.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Games
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Test Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Tester
5 7 (9.59%) ScrumMaster
6 6 (8.22%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Mobile Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Mobile Web Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Agile Tester
8 4 (5.48%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.11%) UI Developer
9 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) .NET
2 17 (23.29%) Servlets
3 12 (16.44%) Web Services
4 11 (15.07%) AngularJS
5 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (12.33%) jQuery
6 8 (10.96%) RESTful
6 8 (10.96%) XML
6 8 (10.96%) J2EE
6 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
7 7 (9.59%) HTML
7 7 (9.59%) HTML5
8 6 (8.22%) Velocity
8 6 (8.22%) CSS
9 5 (6.85%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (6.85%) Gherkin
9 5 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (5.48%) Spring
11 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.48%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) W3C
3 1 (1.37%) AS400
3 1 (1.37%) iSeries
3 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) Android
2 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (80.82%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (65.75%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (31.51%) Open Source
4 21 (28.77%) Unit Testing
5 20 (27.40%) Scrum
6 17 (23.29%) Configuration Management
7 16 (21.92%) TDD
7 16 (21.92%) E-Commerce
8 13 (17.81%) Project Management
8 13 (17.81%) BDD
9 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
10 11 (15.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
12 8 (10.96%) Agile Project Management
12 8 (10.96%) MVC
12 8 (10.96%) Automation Testing
13 7 (9.59%) User Stories
13 7 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.84%) Java
2 22 (30.14%) SQL
3 17 (23.29%) C#
4 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.96%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.96%) T-SQL
5 8 (10.96%) Python
6 5 (6.85%) PHP
7 4 (5.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) ISEB
1 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.96%) QEMU
2 8 (10.96%) KVM
2 8 (10.96%) Xen
3 3 (4.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Puppet
2 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.11%) logstash
3 3 (4.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) VMware
2 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.96%) Google
4 7 (9.59%) Sitecore
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) Zend
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