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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 124 109 112
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 22 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.76% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.78% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 3
Average daily rate £320 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £300 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
2341 2063 1718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.56% 80.43% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1405 1014
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 35
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.72 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.64% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 18 £318 +15.45% 11
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (72.73%) Selenium
3 12 (36.36%) ISEB
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) BDD
5 10 (30.30%) WebDriver
6 9 (27.27%) Java
6 9 (27.27%) TDD
6 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 9 (27.27%) JIRA
7 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
8 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Test Management
8 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
9 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
10 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
11 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) .NET
11 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
12 3 (9.09%) QA
12 3 (9.09%) C
12 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (3.03%) Confluence
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (72.73%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) WebDriver
3 9 (27.27%) JIRA
4 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.12%) HP UFT
6 3 (9.09%) eggPlant
6 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Analyst
1 15 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Tester
3 7 (21.21%) Automation Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (15.15%) Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Test Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.03%) PKI
1 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) BDD
3 9 (27.27%) TDD
4 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
5 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
5 7 (21.21%) Test Management
5 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
8 4 (12.12%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.06%) Build Automation
10 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance
10 2 (6.06%) Kanban
10 2 (6.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.06%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C
4 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) ISEB
2 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Tableau