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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 107 109 110
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 17 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.70% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 3
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£275 £288 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +64.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -52.00%
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
1894 1651 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 77.50% 74.37% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 980 760
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 73
Average hourly rate £15.76 £17.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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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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 +6 15 £275 -4.34% 5
South Yorkshire -5 1 - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (65.52%) Cucumber
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (55.17%) Oracle
4 14 (48.28%) Scrum
4 14 (48.28%) Gherkin
5 13 (44.83%) SpecFlow
6 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
7 11 (37.93%) Selenium
7 11 (37.93%) SQL
8 7 (24.14%) .NET
9 6 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 4 (13.79%) C#
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 3 (10.34%) Change Management
12 3 (10.34%) Middleware
12 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
12 3 (10.34%) HTML
12 3 (10.34%) Java
12 3 (10.34%) MS Office
12 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
12 3 (10.34%) CSS
12 3 (10.34%) Web Services
12 3 (10.34%) UNIX
12 3 (10.34%) Perforce
12 3 (10.34%) Hudson
12 3 (10.34%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (10.34%) Oracle Fusion

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (10.34%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Cucumber
2 13 (44.83%) SpecFlow
3 11 (37.93%) Selenium
4 6 (20.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (10.34%) Hudson
5 3 (10.34%) JIRA
6 2 (6.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (6.90%) NUnit
7 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Tester
2 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Test Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Tester
3 9 (31.03%) Software Tester
4 6 (20.69%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Software Configuration Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Software Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) Gherkin
2 7 (24.14%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) Middleware
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) CSS
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (10.34%) jQuery
3 3 (10.34%) JSON
3 3 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.90%) NHibernate
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) BPEL
3 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) User Stories
4 2 (6.90%) MVC
4 2 (6.90%) TDD
5 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Content Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Perforce
4 2 (6.90%) Telerik
5 1 (3.45%) HP
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