The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 103 105 111
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.64% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.05% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 10
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£305 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1732 1527 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.89% 72.54% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 833 989
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Yorkshire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Yorkshire region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 -1 13 £305 +1.66% 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £281 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 18 (48.65%) ISEB
2 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
3 15 (40.54%) QA
3 15 (40.54%) Selenium
4 14 (37.84%) C#
5 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
5 13 (35.14%) BDD
6 12 (32.43%) User Stories
6 12 (32.43%) Java
6 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (32.43%) TDD
7 9 (24.32%) JBehave
7 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
7 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
7 9 (24.32%) PHP
7 9 (24.32%) SQL
8 8 (21.62%) Ruby
8 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Oracle
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
10 6 (16.22%) JMeter
11 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
11 5 (13.51%) JIRA
11 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
12 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
12 4 (10.81%) RSpec

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) WebDriver
3 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
3 9 (24.32%) SoapUI
3 9 (24.32%) JBehave
4 6 (16.22%) JMeter
5 5 (13.51%) JIRA
6 4 (10.81%) RSpec
7 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.70%) Firebug
9 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (2.70%) JUnit
9 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
9 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Test Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Automation Tester
3 5 (13.51%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.81%) Functional Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) J2EE
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSD
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
3 1 (2.70%) XHTML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) Java EE
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) NHS
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Test Scripting
2 13 (35.14%) BDD
3 12 (32.43%) User Stories
3 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) TDD
4 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Test Management
8 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.11%) Change Management
8 3 (8.11%) SEO
9 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) C#
2 12 (32.43%) Java
3 9 (24.32%) PHP
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Ruby
5 2 (5.41%) VB
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) C++
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.70%) Capita
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss