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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 115 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 25 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.89% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.28% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 1
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£325 £300 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.50
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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
2272 1807 1322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.94% 74.24% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1569 1198 731
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 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 47 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -3 18 £325 +7.43% 1
South Yorkshire -9 3 - -
Humberside - 1 £325 -
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (48.89%) Oracle
3 20 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 18 (40.00%) Gherkin
4 18 (40.00%) Scrum
5 16 (35.56%) SpecFlow
6 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 15 (33.33%) QA
7 14 (31.11%) Selenium
8 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
8 11 (24.44%) BDD
9 10 (22.22%) SDLC
9 10 (22.22%) Data Modelling
10 9 (20.00%) .NET
10 9 (20.00%) SQL
10 9 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Finance
12 7 (15.56%) C#
12 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
13 6 (13.33%) TDD
13 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 5 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
14 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
14 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
15 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
15 4 (8.89%) Load Testing
15 4 (8.89%) Stress Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 15 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 16 (35.56%) SpecFlow
3 14 (31.11%) Selenium
4 5 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.89%) JMeter
5 4 (8.89%) NeoLoad
6 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.67%) NUnit
7 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.44%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Back Office
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Tester
2 14 (31.11%) Agile Tester
3 12 (26.67%) Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Test Analyst
5 9 (20.00%) Software Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Software Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Development Consultant
10 1 (2.22%) Lead Tester
10 1 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Software Development Consultant
10 1 (2.22%) QA Specialist
10 1 (2.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 9 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) jQuery
3 3 (6.67%) JSON
4 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.44%) NHibernate
4 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) AS400
3 1 (2.22%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Scrum
3 11 (24.44%) Test Strategy
3 11 (24.44%) BDD
4 10 (22.22%) SDLC
4 10 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 9 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Load Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Stress Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.67%) Project Management
10 3 (6.67%) SOA
10 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.44%) MVC
12 1 (2.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft