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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 104 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 15 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.69% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.74% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 16
Median daily rate £338 £315 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £501 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +427.13%

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
1784 2289 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.63% 81.14% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1522 1413
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 53
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.10 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +12 12 £325 +3.17% 12
North Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 5
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) Selenium
3 24 (61.54%) Scrum
4 21 (53.85%) Automated Testing
5 20 (51.28%) Java
6 19 (48.72%) Test Automation
7 17 (43.59%) QA
7 17 (43.59%) BDD
8 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
8 15 (38.46%) Performance Testing
9 14 (35.90%) User Stories
10 13 (33.33%) Scala
11 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
11 12 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (25.64%) SoapUI
12 10 (25.64%) Security Testing
12 10 (25.64%) SQL
13 9 (23.08%) JMeter
13 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
13 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
13 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
14 8 (20.51%) RESTful
14 8 (20.51%) Kanban
14 8 (20.51%) Groovy
14 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (20.51%) Gherkin
14 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
14 8 (20.51%) TDD
14 8 (20.51%) API Testing
15 7 (17.95%) Software 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 (5.13%) Apache
1 2 (5.13%) Confluence
1 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.56%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.56%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) LDAP
1 2 (5.13%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.13%) Redis
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 25 (64.10%) Selenium
2 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 10 (25.64%) SoapUI
5 9 (23.08%) JMeter
5 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
6 7 (17.95%) JUnit
7 6 (15.38%) JIRA
8 4 (10.26%) RSpec
8 4 (10.26%) SpecFlow
8 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (7.69%) Hudson
9 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
10 2 (5.13%) CruiseControl
10 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
10 2 (5.13%) JBehave
10 2 (5.13%) Maven
10 2 (5.13%) Mockito
10 2 (5.13%) Subversion
10 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.82%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Tester
2 16 (41.03%) Automation Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Selenium Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Java Automation Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Gherkin
1 8 (20.51%) RESTful
2 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 5 (12.82%) JSON
4 4 (10.26%) .NET
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
6 2 (5.13%) jQuery
6 2 (5.13%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (5.13%) Spring
6 2 (5.13%) Symfony
6 2 (5.13%) XML
7 1 (2.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) NHS
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Scrum
3 21 (53.85%) Automated Testing
4 19 (48.72%) Test Automation
5 17 (43.59%) BDD
6 15 (38.46%) Performance Testing
7 14 (35.90%) User Stories
8 12 (30.77%) Exploratory Testing
9 10 (25.64%) Security Testing
10 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
10 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 8 (20.51%) API Testing
11 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (20.51%) Kanban
11 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
11 8 (20.51%) TDD
12 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
12 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (17.95%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) Scala
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) Groovy
5 4 (10.26%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
6 3 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
1 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) WCAG
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.13%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Calypso
4 1 (2.56%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Temenos