The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 121 120 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 23 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.80% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 1
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£325 £288 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +30.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
2291 1850 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.91% 73.09% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1530 1208 777
Average daily rate £365 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £224 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 47
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £45.00 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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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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 +5 17 £325 +13.04% 3
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Humberside - 1 £325 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Oracle
3 16 (40.00%) Scrum
3 16 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (32.50%) QA
4 13 (32.50%) SpecFlow
4 13 (32.50%) Gherkin
5 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
7 10 (25.00%) Selenium
7 10 (25.00%) Data Modelling
8 8 (20.00%) Finance
9 7 (17.50%) SQL
10 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (15.00%) .NET
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.00%) BDD
11 5 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
11 5 (12.50%) TDD
12 4 (10.00%) JMeter
12 4 (10.00%) C#
12 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Load Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Stress Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 4 (10.00%) NeoLoad
12 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
13 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 13 (32.50%) SpecFlow
3 10 (25.00%) Selenium
4 5 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.00%) JMeter
5 4 (10.00%) NeoLoad
6 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.00%) NUnit
7 2 (5.00%) JIRA
7 2 (5.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Tester
2 12 (30.00%) Agile Tester
3 10 (25.00%) Analyst
4 9 (22.50%) Software Tester
5 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Performance Tester
9 2 (5.00%) Software Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Development Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) QA Specialist
10 1 (2.50%) Test Architect
10 1 (2.50%) Testing Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Lead Tester
10 1 (2.50%) Software Development Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Gherkin
2 6 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (7.50%) jQuery
3 3 (7.50%) JSON
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
3 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (5.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Android
1 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Scrum
3 11 (27.50%) Test Strategy
4 10 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.00%) BDD
6 5 (12.50%) TDD
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Stress Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.50%) SOA
8 3 (7.50%) Project Management
9 2 (5.00%) MVC
9 2 (5.00%) User Stories
10 1 (2.50%) Agile Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
10 1 (2.50%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
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