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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 137 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 10 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.34% 1.06% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 1.28% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 6
Average daily rate £314 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -
Automation 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
2397 2414 1921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.84% 82.56% 76.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1682 1579 1262
Average daily rate £425 £368 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 45
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.88 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -28.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £9.17 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 9 £313 -3.84% 9
North Yorkshire - 1 £315 - 5
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (76.47%) Selenium
3 14 (41.18%) BDD
4 12 (35.29%) Cucumber
5 11 (32.35%) WebDriver
6 10 (29.41%) JIRA
6 10 (29.41%) SQL
7 9 (26.47%) ISEB
8 8 (23.53%) TDD
8 8 (23.53%) Scrum
8 8 (23.53%) QA
8 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
9 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
9 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
9 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
9 7 (20.59%) Test Management
9 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
10 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
11 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
11 5 (14.71%) Java
11 5 (14.71%) Finance
12 4 (11.76%) .NET
12 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
13 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 3 (8.82%) REST
13 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
13 3 (8.82%) Jenkins

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Confluence
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.94%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.94%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.94%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (76.47%) Selenium
2 12 (35.29%) Cucumber
3 11 (32.35%) WebDriver
4 10 (29.41%) JIRA
5 6 (17.65%) HP UFT
6 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.88%) eggPlant
9 1 (2.94%) Appium
9 1 (2.94%) JMeter
9 1 (2.94%) JUnit
9 1 (2.94%) Ranorex
9 1 (2.94%) RSpec
9 1 (2.94%) Testopia
9 1 (2.94%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Tester
4 7 (20.59%) Automation Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.82%) Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) QA Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) REST
2 3 (8.82%) SOAP
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) BDD
3 8 (23.53%) Scrum
3 8 (23.53%) TDD
3 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Manual Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Test Management
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
5 5 (14.71%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (14.71%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.82%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) C
4 2 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) Scala
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
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