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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / Yorkshire
Rank 87 75 117
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +42
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 36 58 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.66% 2.04% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.49% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 3
Median daily rate £369 £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £519 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +75.43%

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
1795 2330 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.95% 81.75% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 1513 1368
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 £285 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 75 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 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 +1 29 £375 -20.21% 11
South Yorkshire -4 8 £363 -27.50% 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 54 (67.50%) Selenium
2 50 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (61.25%) Java
4 34 (42.50%) TDD
5 29 (36.25%) Jenkins
6 28 (35.00%) BDD
6 28 (35.00%) WebDriver
7 27 (33.75%) Automation Testing
8 25 (31.25%) Cucumber
9 24 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (28.75%) Automated Testing
10 23 (28.75%) Scrum
11 21 (26.25%) Scala
12 20 (25.00%) Unit Testing
13 19 (23.75%) QA
14 18 (22.50%) Functional Testing
15 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
15 17 (21.25%) Performance Testing
16 16 (20.00%) JUnit
17 15 (18.75%) Gherkin
18 14 (17.50%) DevOps
18 14 (17.50%) E-Commerce
18 14 (17.50%) IBM
18 14 (17.50%) Mainframe
19 13 (16.25%) CA
19 13 (16.25%) Security Testing
19 13 (16.25%) OMEGAMON
19 13 (16.25%) CA Service Virtualization
19 13 (16.25%) Splunk
19 13 (16.25%) User Stories

Test Automation
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 12 (15.00%) CICS
2 3 (3.75%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) Confluence
3 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.25%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.25%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) GitHub
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) LDAP
2 2 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (2.50%) Big Data
2 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.50%) Redis
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (67.50%) Selenium
2 29 (36.25%) Jenkins
3 28 (35.00%) WebDriver
4 25 (31.25%) Cucumber
5 16 (20.00%) JUnit
6 12 (15.00%) JMeter
7 8 (10.00%) HP UFT
7 8 (10.00%) SoapUI
8 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
9 6 (7.50%) Maven
9 6 (7.50%) RSpec
10 5 (6.25%) JIRA
11 4 (5.00%) Vagrant
12 3 (3.75%) Grunt
12 3 (3.75%) Hudson
12 3 (3.75%) JBehave
12 3 (3.75%) Mockito
12 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (2.50%) TestNG
13 2 (2.50%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (40.00%) Tester
2 30 (37.50%) Automation Tester
3 24 (30.00%) Developer
4 20 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 20 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
5 19 (23.75%) Java Automation Tester
6 17 (21.25%) Developer in Test
7 13 (16.25%) Test Engineer
8 9 (11.25%) Test Automation Developer
9 8 (10.00%) Java Developer
10 7 (8.75%) Consultant
10 7 (8.75%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (7.50%) QA Engineer
11 6 (7.50%) QA Test Engineer
11 6 (7.50%) Quality Engineer
12 5 (6.25%) Build Engineer
13 4 (5.00%) Deployment Specialist
13 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
13 4 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
13 4 (5.00%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) Gherkin
2 10 (12.50%) JSON
2 10 (12.50%) Web Services
3 6 (7.50%) RESTful
4 5 (6.25%) .NET
4 5 (6.25%) XML
5 3 (3.75%) React
6 2 (2.50%) Apache CXF
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 2 (2.50%) jQuery
6 2 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.50%) REST
6 2 (2.50%) SOAP
6 2 (2.50%) Spring
6 2 (2.50%) Symfony
7 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.25%) Ajax
7 1 (1.25%) PowerMock
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Mainframe
2 12 (15.00%) iPad
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) zOS
2 7 (8.75%) Linux
3 4 (5.00%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (42.50%) TDD
3 28 (35.00%) BDD
4 27 (33.75%) Automation Testing
5 24 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (28.75%) Automated Testing
6 23 (28.75%) Scrum
7 20 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 18 (22.50%) Functional Testing
9 17 (21.25%) Performance Testing
9 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
10 14 (17.50%) DevOps
10 14 (17.50%) E-Commerce
11 13 (16.25%) Security Testing
11 13 (16.25%) User Stories
12 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
12 12 (15.00%) Virtual Environments
13 10 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (12.50%) Kanban
14 9 (11.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (61.25%) Java
2 21 (26.25%) Scala
3 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.25%) C#
5 7 (8.75%) Python
5 7 (8.75%) Ruby
6 6 (7.50%) C
6 6 (7.50%) Groovy
7 3 (3.75%) PHP
7 3 (3.75%) VB
8 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.50%) VBScript
9 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) HP ASE
4 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.75%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) WCAG
3 4 (5.00%) SDET
4 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (16.25%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (11.25%) CA Endevor
3 6 (7.50%) Puppet
4 2 (2.50%) Ansible
4 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) IBM
2 13 (16.25%) CA
2 13 (16.25%) Splunk
2 13 (16.25%) Syncsort
3 2 (2.50%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.50%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.25%) Calypso
4 1 (1.25%) Google
4 1 (1.25%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.25%) Siebel
4 1 (1.25%) Telerik
4 1 (1.25%) Temenos