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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 112 113 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 16 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.73% 0.81% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.00% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 8
Median daily rate £344 £315 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £269 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £429 £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +16.66%
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%

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
1818 2308 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.67% 81.47% 80.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1201 1497 1372
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 72 40
Median hourly rate £15.93 £19.50 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +8 13 £331 +5.15% 5
North Yorkshire +9 1 £475 +65.21% 4
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (73.33%) Selenium
3 29 (64.44%) Scrum
4 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
5 24 (53.33%) Automated Testing
5 24 (53.33%) Java
6 21 (46.67%) QA
7 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
8 19 (42.22%) Performance Testing
9 15 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 15 (33.33%) BDD
9 15 (33.33%) Scala
9 15 (33.33%) User Stories
10 14 (31.11%) WebDriver
10 14 (31.11%) JUnit
11 13 (28.89%) TDD
11 13 (28.89%) JMeter
11 13 (28.89%) Security Testing
12 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
13 11 (24.44%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (22.22%) SQL
15 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
15 9 (20.00%) Web Testing
15 9 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
16 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
16 8 (17.78%) JSON
16 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
16 8 (17.78%) Gherkin

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 (4.44%) Apache
1 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.22%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.22%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) LDAP
1 2 (4.44%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.44%) Redis
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 33 (73.33%) Selenium
2 20 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 15 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 14 (31.11%) JUnit
4 14 (31.11%) WebDriver
5 13 (28.89%) JMeter
6 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
7 7 (15.56%) RSpec
8 5 (11.11%) JIRA
9 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
9 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
10 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
10 3 (6.67%) Hudson
10 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
11 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
11 2 (4.44%) JBehave
11 2 (4.44%) Maven
11 2 (4.44%) Mockito
11 2 (4.44%) TestNG
General
1 8 (17.78%) Games
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Tester
2 19 (42.22%) Automation Tester
3 12 (26.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 12 (26.67%) Selenium Tester
4 11 (24.44%) Java Automation Tester
4 11 (24.44%) Test Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Developer
5 7 (15.56%) Developer in Test
5 7 (15.56%) Java Developer
5 7 (15.56%) QA Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) QA Test Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Gherkin
1 8 (17.78%) JSON
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) RESTful
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) jQuery
4 2 (4.44%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (4.44%) Spring
4 2 (4.44%) Symfony
5 1 (2.22%) Ajax
5 1 (2.22%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (64.44%) Scrum
3 27 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 24 (53.33%) Automated Testing
5 19 (42.22%) Performance Testing
6 15 (33.33%) BDD
6 15 (33.33%) User Stories
7 13 (28.89%) Security Testing
7 13 (28.89%) TDD
8 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
9 11 (24.44%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
10 9 (20.00%) Web Testing
11 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (15.56%) API Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
13 6 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (13.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) Scala
3 10 (22.22%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Groovy
5 5 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.67%) PHP
6 3 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) C
7 2 (4.44%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) Perl
8 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.56%) ISEB
3 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) HP ASE
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (46.67%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) WCAG
3 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (4.44%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.22%) Calypso
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) Siebel
4 1 (2.22%) Telerik
4 1 (2.22%) Temenos