The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Yorkshire region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / Yorkshire
Rank 99 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 20 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.93% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Median daily rate £338 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £380 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2087 2713 2454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.75% 96.17% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1779 1585
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 112 127
Median hourly rate £12.75 £13.81 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +10.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Yorkshire region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Yorkshire region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester across the Yorkshire region.

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 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 +17 14 £329 +2.73% 4
South Yorkshire +7 5 £363 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 39 (90.70%) Selenium
2 32 (74.42%) Java
3 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (58.14%) Cucumber
5 24 (55.81%) Test Automation
6 23 (53.49%) BDD
7 19 (44.19%) WebDriver
7 19 (44.19%) QA
8 17 (39.53%) Automated Testing
9 16 (37.21%) Automation Testing
10 15 (34.88%) Gherkin
10 15 (34.88%) TDD
10 15 (34.88%) Performance Testing
11 14 (32.56%) Scrum
12 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
12 13 (30.23%) Scala
13 12 (27.91%) API Testing
14 11 (25.58%) JMeter
15 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
15 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (23.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (23.26%) User Stories
15 10 (23.26%) SoapUI
16 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (20.93%) Groovy
16 9 (20.93%) Security Testing
17 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
17 8 (18.60%) Python
17 8 (18.60%) RESTful
17 8 (18.60%) Kanban

Automation Tester Skill Set
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 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) GitHub
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (90.70%) Selenium
2 25 (58.14%) Cucumber
3 19 (44.19%) WebDriver
4 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
5 11 (25.58%) JMeter
6 10 (23.26%) SoapUI
7 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
7 7 (16.28%) JIRA
8 6 (13.95%) Hudson
9 4 (9.30%) JUnit
10 3 (6.98%) FitNesse
10 3 (6.98%) Gatling
10 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
10 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
11 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
11 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
11 2 (4.65%) Subversion
12 1 (2.33%) Maven
12 1 (2.33%) NUnit
12 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Games
2 2 (4.65%) German Language
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) Gherkin
2 8 (18.60%) RESTful
3 7 (16.28%) Web Services
4 6 (13.95%) HTML
5 5 (11.63%) REST
6 4 (9.30%) XML
7 3 (6.98%) CSS
8 2 (4.65%) SOAP
9 1 (2.33%) Apache CXF
9 1 (2.33%) JSON
9 1 (2.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Unix
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Test Automation
3 23 (53.49%) BDD
4 17 (39.53%) Automated Testing
5 16 (37.21%) Automation Testing
6 15 (34.88%) Performance Testing
6 15 (34.88%) TDD
7 14 (32.56%) Scrum
8 12 (27.91%) API Testing
9 10 (23.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
9 10 (23.26%) User Stories
10 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (20.93%) Security Testing
11 8 (18.60%) Kanban
11 8 (18.60%) SDLC
11 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
12 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
12 6 (13.95%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (74.42%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) Scala
3 9 (20.93%) Groovy
4 8 (18.60%) Python
5 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
7 4 (9.30%) C#
8 3 (6.98%) Ruby
9 2 (4.65%) PHP
9 2 (4.65%) SQL
10 1 (2.33%) C
10 1 (2.33%) C++
10 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (44.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) VMware
2 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.33%) CA Agile Central