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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 137 104 120
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +16
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 13 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.67% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.87% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 1
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£265 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50
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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
2506 1839 1687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.68% 76.43% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1145 923
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 £481 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 53 76
Average hourly rate £15.36 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £10.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -27 12 £265 -32.69% 3
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Selenium
3 13 (34.21%) QA
3 13 (34.21%) BDD
4 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (31.58%) Oracle
5 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
6 10 (26.32%) SDLC
6 10 (26.32%) Data Modelling
7 8 (21.05%) ISEB
7 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
8 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 7 (18.42%) .NET
8 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
8 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
9 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
9 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
9 6 (15.79%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
10 5 (13.16%) SQL
10 5 (13.16%) Stress Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Scrum
10 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 4 (10.53%) NeoLoad

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
3 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
5 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
5 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
5 4 (10.53%) JMeter
5 4 (10.53%) NeoLoad
6 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.26%) eggPlant
7 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.63%) NUnit
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Development Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Software Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) Gherkin
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
5 2 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) AS400
2 1 (2.63%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) BDD
3 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Test Strategy
5 10 (26.32%) SDLC
5 10 (26.32%) Data Modelling
6 7 (18.42%) Waterfall
6 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Stress Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) TDD
8 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Load Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.89%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ISEB
1 8 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Tableau