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 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / Yorkshire
Rank 95 91 115
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 52 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.23% 1.87% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.31% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 11
Median daily rate £370 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £518 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +29.03%

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
1816 2253 2066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.81% 80.93% 81.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1501 1382
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 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 55
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.25 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 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 27 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 -10 20 £365 -21.50% 12
South Yorkshire +8 7 £394 - 1
North Yorkshire +6 1 £400 - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (69.01%) Selenium
2 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (61.97%) Java
3 30 (42.25%) BDD
4 26 (36.62%) TDD
4 26 (36.62%) WebDriver
5 24 (33.80%) Cucumber
6 23 (32.39%) Jenkins
7 22 (30.99%) Scrum
8 21 (29.58%) Unit Testing
8 21 (29.58%) Functional Testing
8 21 (29.58%) Scala
9 20 (28.17%) QA
9 20 (28.17%) Automated Testing
10 19 (26.76%) Automation Testing
11 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (23.94%) Kanban
13 15 (21.13%) Gherkin
13 15 (21.13%) Performance Testing
13 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
14 14 (19.72%) IBM
14 14 (19.72%) Mainframe
14 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
15 13 (18.31%) OMEGAMON
15 13 (18.31%) CA
15 13 (18.31%) Splunk
15 13 (18.31%) User Stories
15 13 (18.31%) CA Service Virtualization
15 13 (18.31%) DevOps
15 13 (18.31%) Syncsort

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 (16.90%) CICS
2 3 (4.23%) Apache
2 3 (4.23%) Confluence
2 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Jetty
4 1 (1.41%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.41%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.41%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) GitHub
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Internet
2 2 (2.82%) LDAP
2 2 (2.82%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) DB2
2 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Big Data
3 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.82%) Redis
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (69.01%) Selenium
2 26 (36.62%) WebDriver
3 24 (33.80%) Cucumber
4 23 (32.39%) Jenkins
5 10 (14.08%) JUnit
6 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
7 7 (9.86%) JMeter
7 7 (9.86%) SoapUI
8 6 (8.45%) JIRA
9 5 (7.04%) Maven
10 4 (5.63%) HP UFT
10 4 (5.63%) Mockito
10 4 (5.63%) RSpec
10 4 (5.63%) Vagrant
11 3 (4.23%) Grunt
11 3 (4.23%) Hudson
11 3 (4.23%) JBehave
11 3 (4.23%) LoadRunner
12 2 (2.82%) MSTest
12 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
1 3 (4.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (39.44%) Tester
2 24 (33.80%) Automation Tester
3 20 (28.17%) Developer
4 16 (22.54%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 16 (22.54%) Selenium Tester
5 15 (21.13%) Java Automation Tester
6 13 (18.31%) Developer in Test
7 10 (14.08%) Test Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Consultant
9 6 (8.45%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) Build Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) Java Developer
10 5 (7.04%) Test Automation Developer
11 4 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) DevOps Specialist
11 4 (5.63%) QA Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) QA Test Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) Quality Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
11 4 (5.63%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) Gherkin
2 10 (14.08%) Web Services
3 9 (12.68%) JSON
3 9 (12.68%) RESTful
4 4 (5.63%) Spring
4 4 (5.63%) XML
5 3 (4.23%) Apache CXF
5 3 (4.23%) React
6 2 (2.82%) HTML
6 2 (2.82%) jQuery
6 2 (2.82%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.82%) REST
6 2 (2.82%) SOAP
6 2 (2.82%) Symfony
7 1 (1.41%) .NET
7 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.41%) Spring Integration
7 1 (1.41%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Mainframe
2 12 (16.90%) iPad
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) zOS
2 7 (9.86%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (42.25%) BDD
3 26 (36.62%) TDD
4 22 (30.99%) Scrum
5 21 (29.58%) Functional Testing
5 21 (29.58%) Unit Testing
6 20 (28.17%) Automated Testing
7 19 (26.76%) Automation Testing
8 18 (25.35%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (23.94%) Kanban
10 15 (21.13%) E-Commerce
10 15 (21.13%) Performance Testing
11 14 (19.72%) Software Engineering
12 13 (18.31%) DevOps
12 13 (18.31%) User Stories
13 12 (16.90%) Virtual Environments
14 11 (15.49%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
15 10 (14.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (14.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) Java
2 21 (29.58%) Scala
3 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.27%) C#
4 8 (11.27%) Groovy
5 5 (7.04%) Ruby
6 4 (5.63%) Python
6 4 (5.63%) SQL
7 3 (4.23%) PHP
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) VB
9 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.17%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) SDET
3 3 (4.23%) WCAG
4 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
1 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (18.31%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (12.68%) CA Endevor
3 3 (4.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) IBM
2 13 (18.31%) CA
2 13 (18.31%) Splunk
2 13 (18.31%) Syncsort
3 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.82%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.41%) Calypso
4 1 (1.41%) Google
4 1 (1.41%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) Temenos
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