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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 104 131 119
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 23 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.96% 0.62% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.74% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 8
Median daily rate £394 £323 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.09% +12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £540 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%
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
1953 2582 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.31% 83.78% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1290 1721 1386
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 96 54
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +30 21 £388 +21.09% 7
North Yorkshire +7 1 £400 +39.13% 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 44 (88.00%) Selenium
2 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (58.00%) Java
3 29 (58.00%) Test Automation
4 26 (52.00%) Scrum
5 24 (48.00%) QA
6 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
6 22 (44.00%) Cucumber
7 21 (42.00%) WebDriver
8 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
9 19 (38.00%) Performance Testing
10 16 (32.00%) Scala
10 16 (32.00%) TDD
10 16 (32.00%) User Stories
11 14 (28.00%) JMeter
11 14 (28.00%) JUnit
12 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
12 13 (26.00%) Security Testing
13 12 (24.00%) BDD
14 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
14 10 (20.00%) Gherkin
14 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
14 10 (20.00%) Web Services
15 9 (18.00%) C#
15 9 (18.00%) Games
15 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (18.00%) Web Testing
16 8 (16.00%) JSON
16 8 (16.00%) Kanban
17 7 (14.00%) API Testing

Automation Testing
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 2 (4.00%) Apache
1 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.00%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.00%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (2.00%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.00%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) LDAP
1 2 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.00%) Redis
1 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (88.00%) Selenium
2 22 (44.00%) Cucumber
3 21 (42.00%) WebDriver
4 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 14 (28.00%) JMeter
5 14 (28.00%) JUnit
6 10 (20.00%) SoapUI
7 7 (14.00%) RSpec
8 5 (10.00%) HP UFT
8 5 (10.00%) JIRA
9 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
10 3 (6.00%) Hudson
10 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (6.00%) WinRunner
11 2 (4.00%) JBehave
11 2 (4.00%) Mockito
11 2 (4.00%) TestNG
11 2 (4.00%) VersionOne
General
1 9 (18.00%) Games
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Tester
2 19 (38.00%) Automation Tester
3 14 (28.00%) Test Engineer
4 12 (24.00%) Analyst
4 12 (24.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 12 (24.00%) Selenium Tester
4 12 (24.00%) Test Analyst
5 11 (22.00%) Java Automation Tester
6 8 (16.00%) QA Engineer
6 8 (16.00%) QA Test Engineer
6 8 (16.00%) Quality Engineer
7 7 (14.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (14.00%) Developer
7 7 (14.00%) Developer in Test
7 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
7 7 (14.00%) Test Automation Developer
8 6 (12.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (8.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 10 (20.00%) Web Services
2 8 (16.00%) JSON
3 6 (12.00%) RESTful
4 5 (10.00%) XML
5 3 (6.00%) HTML
6 2 (4.00%) .NET
6 2 (4.00%) jQuery
6 2 (4.00%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (4.00%) SOAP
6 2 (4.00%) Spring
6 2 (4.00%) Symfony
7 1 (2.00%) Ajax
7 1 (2.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Unix
3 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Test Automation
3 26 (52.00%) Scrum
4 22 (44.00%) Automated Testing
5 19 (38.00%) Performance Testing
6 16 (32.00%) TDD
6 16 (32.00%) User Stories
7 13 (26.00%) Security Testing
7 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
8 12 (24.00%) BDD
9 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.00%) Web Testing
11 8 (16.00%) Kanban
12 7 (14.00%) API Testing
13 6 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
14 5 (10.00%) OO
14 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) Scala
3 9 (18.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) Groovy
4 6 (12.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) SQL
6 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.00%) PHP
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (48.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.00%) Calypso
4 1 (2.00%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Siebel
4 1 (2.00%) Telerik
4 1 (2.00%) Temenos