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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 98 119 122
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 21 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.86% 0.046% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.061% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £225 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
1838 1648 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.36% 75.42% 75.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1132 927 1074
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 65 56
Average hourly rate £15.39 £30.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.71% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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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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 +10 17 £375 +66.66% 5
South Yorkshire - 2 £245 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 2
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 9 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) Web Services
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) Middleware
4 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (33.33%) Perforce
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle
4 8 (33.33%) MS Office
4 8 (33.33%) UNIX
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (33.33%) Hudson
4 8 (33.33%) BPEL
5 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) Change Management
7 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (20.83%) Test Planning

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 8 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (33.33%) Hudson
3 8 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (8.33%) Behat
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (4.17%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Configuration Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Software Configuration Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Software Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Web Services
2 8 (33.33%) Middleware
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.17%) LAMP
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) UNIX
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) BPEL
2 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) Test Planning
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) User Stories
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.17%) CRM
8 1 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (33.33%) Perforce
2 2 (8.33%) Telerik
3 1 (4.17%) HP
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