The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 119 106 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 26 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.89% 0.86% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.16% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 24
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£415 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.06% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £147 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £348 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Test Automation
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
2357 1901 1355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.08% 74.26% 72.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1261 749
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 £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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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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 -11 22 £415 +36.06% 5
South Yorkshire -13 3 £425 +36.00%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 36 (75.00%) TDD
2 35 (72.92%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (62.50%) Java
5 23 (47.92%) Web Services
6 19 (39.58%) Software Engineering
6 19 (39.58%) Ruby
6 19 (39.58%) Cucumber
7 18 (37.50%) QA
7 18 (37.50%) SQL
8 17 (35.42%) MongoDB
9 16 (33.33%) NoSQL
9 16 (33.33%) BDD
10 14 (29.17%) XML
10 14 (29.17%) Open Source
10 14 (29.17%) Selenium
10 14 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (27.08%) Refactoring
11 13 (27.08%) C#
12 11 (22.92%) Linux
12 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (20.83%) Apache
13 10 (20.83%) MySQL
13 10 (20.83%) Windows
13 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
13 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
13 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
13 10 (20.83%) Puppet
13 10 (20.83%) ATDD
13 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 10 (20.83%) Apache
2 9 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 8 (16.67%) nginx
4 4 (8.33%) Node.js
5 2 (4.17%) JBoss
6 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon S3
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (16.67%) Route 53
1 8 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Internet
1 8 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) MongoDB
2 16 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 10 (20.83%) MySQL
4 8 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (16.67%) Redis
5 7 (14.58%) Couchbase
5 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
5 7 (14.58%) SimpleDB
5 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Cucumber
2 14 (29.17%) Selenium
3 11 (22.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
5 8 (16.67%) Sahi
5 8 (16.67%) WATIR
6 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
7 4 (8.33%) Subversion
7 4 (8.33%) Maven
7 4 (8.33%) JIRA
7 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
8 3 (6.25%) JUnit
8 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.17%) MSI
9 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.08%) JBehave
10 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Coach
4 7 (14.58%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) QA Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Tester
5 5 (10.42%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) Web Services
2 14 (29.17%) XML
3 9 (18.75%) RESTful
4 7 (14.58%) POSIX
4 7 (14.58%) .NET
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.25%) Mustache
5 3 (6.25%) Sass
6 1 (2.08%) SOAP
6 1 (2.08%) J2EE
6 1 (2.08%) HTML
6 1 (2.08%) WCF
6 1 (2.08%) LINQ
6 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.08%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) Windows
3 9 (18.75%) UNIX
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) TDD
2 35 (72.92%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (39.58%) Software Engineering
5 16 (33.33%) BDD
6 14 (29.17%) Open Source
6 14 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (27.08%) Refactoring
8 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 10 (20.83%) ATDD
9 9 (18.75%) Kanban
9 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
9 9 (18.75%) Service Management
10 8 (16.67%) Project Management
10 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Security Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (16.67%) DevOps
11 7 (14.58%) Network Design
12 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) Ruby
3 18 (37.50%) SQL
4 13 (27.08%) C#
5 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
5 7 (14.58%) Python
6 4 (8.33%) PHP
7 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) C++
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Puppet
1 10 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (16.67%) HAProxy
3 7 (14.58%) Salt
3 7 (14.58%) Ansible
4 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) hybris
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Zend
4 1 (2.08%) Percona
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