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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 117 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.97% 1.45% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.76% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 16
Median daily rate £431 £413 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +35.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,000 £600 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
2382 2450 1777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 85.16% 82.83% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1721 1169
Median daily rate £425 £368 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 54 54
Median hourly rate £16.90 £15.39 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% +0.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -25 25 £441 +6.96% 9
South Yorkshire -1 2 £406 -4.41%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 40 (78.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (60.78%) Java
2 31 (60.78%) Selenium
3 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
3 19 (37.25%) TDD
4 17 (33.33%) Puppet
4 17 (33.33%) DevOps
5 15 (29.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 14 (27.45%) Microservices
7 13 (25.49%) BDD
7 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
8 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
9 11 (21.57%) XSD
9 11 (21.57%) WSDL
9 11 (21.57%) logstash
9 11 (21.57%) API Design
9 11 (21.57%) Piwik
10 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
10 9 (17.65%) Scrum
10 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
11 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
11 8 (15.69%) JIRA
11 8 (15.69%) QA
12 7 (13.73%) Test Management
12 7 (13.73%) Kanban
12 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
12 7 (13.73%) WebDriver
12 7 (13.73%) SQL
12 7 (13.73%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (11.76%) SDLC

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 6 (11.76%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) LiveCycle
2 2 (3.92%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (60.78%) Selenium
2 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 8 (15.69%) JIRA
5 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.73%) WebDriver
6 6 (11.76%) HP UFT
6 6 (11.76%) JUnit
7 5 (9.80%) Liquibase
8 4 (7.84%) Maven
8 4 (7.84%) SonarQube
8 4 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (5.88%) Zephyr
10 2 (3.92%) Ranorex
10 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.92%) Testopia
10 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.96%) JMeter
11 1 (1.96%) RSpec
General
1 6 (11.76%) Retail
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Test Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Architect
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.92%) DevOps Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) WSDL
1 11 (21.57%) XSD
2 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.92%) JSON
3 1 (1.96%) Ajax
3 1 (1.96%) Behat
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) HTML5
3 1 (1.96%) jQuery
3 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Unix
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) TDD
3 17 (33.33%) DevOps
4 15 (29.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 14 (27.45%) Microservices
6 13 (25.49%) BDD
7 11 (21.57%) API Design
8 9 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Scrum
9 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
10 7 (13.73%) Kanban
10 7 (13.73%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (13.73%) Test Management
11 6 (11.76%) SDLC
11 6 (11.76%) Software Delivery
11 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
13 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (7.84%) Defect Tracking
13 4 (7.84%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) C
5 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 2 (3.92%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) ISEB
4 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 17 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (21.57%) logstash
2 11 (21.57%) Piwik
3 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (7.84%) Bareos
4 4 (7.84%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.96%) Blue Prism