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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 104 100 106
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.43% 0.89% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.16% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 15
Average daily rate
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£369 £530 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.42% +76.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +34.48%
Test Automation
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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
2490 1807 1669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.02% 76.24% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1120 915
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 55 77
Average hourly rate £15.36 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £10.26 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 38 £375 -29.24% 6
South Yorkshire -12 6 £320 +28.00% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 43 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.00%) TDD
3 33 (47.14%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (42.86%) Java
5 25 (35.71%) Oracle
6 21 (30.00%) SOAP
7 19 (27.14%) Web Services
7 19 (27.14%) SOA
8 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
9 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
9 17 (24.29%) ISEB
9 17 (24.29%) SoapUI
10 16 (22.86%) BDD
10 16 (22.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (22.86%) SQL
10 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
10 16 (22.86%) QA
11 15 (21.43%) C#
11 15 (21.43%) XML
11 15 (21.43%) Finance
11 15 (21.43%) Waterfall
12 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
12 14 (20.00%) MongoDB
12 14 (20.00%) NoSQL
12 14 (20.00%) Selenium
13 13 (18.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (18.57%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (17.14%) SDLC
14 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (17.14%) ATDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (22.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (12.86%) Tomcat
3 8 (11.43%) Apache
4 6 (8.57%) nginx
5 2 (2.86%) JBoss
6 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (8.57%) Amazon S3
1 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.57%) Route 53
1 6 (8.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) Internet
2 6 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 14 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 6 (8.57%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.57%) SimpleDB
3 6 (8.57%) Redis
3 6 (8.57%) Couchbase
3 6 (8.57%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) SoapUI
2 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 14 (20.00%) Selenium
3 8 (11.43%) HP UFT
4 7 (10.00%) Maven
4 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.57%) JUnit
6 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.29%) Build Forge
7 3 (4.29%) JIRA
7 3 (4.29%) Subversion
7 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.86%) MSI
8 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.43%) WATIR
9 1 (1.43%) Sahi
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Tester
2 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Coach
5 6 (8.57%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.71%) Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) HTML Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) QA Leader
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) SOAP
2 19 (27.14%) Web Services
3 15 (21.43%) XML
4 8 (11.43%) RESTful
5 6 (8.57%) .NET
5 6 (8.57%) POSIX
6 5 (7.14%) HTML
7 4 (5.71%) REST
7 4 (5.71%) Spring
8 3 (4.29%) Dojo
8 3 (4.29%) Spring Integration
9 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.86%) HTML5
9 2 (2.86%) J2EE
10 1 (1.43%) JSP
10 1 (1.43%) Servlets
10 1 (1.43%) XSD
10 1 (1.43%) Spring MVC
10 1 (1.43%) WCF
10 1 (1.43%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Linux
2 8 (11.43%) Windows
3 7 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.43%) Solaris
5 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.00%) TDD
3 33 (47.14%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (27.14%) SOA
5 18 (25.71%) Software Testing
6 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 16 (22.86%) BDD
7 15 (21.43%) Waterfall
8 13 (18.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (17.14%) SDLC
9 12 (17.14%) ATDD
10 11 (15.71%) Refactoring
11 10 (14.29%) RAD
11 10 (14.29%) Change Control
11 10 (14.29%) Open Source
11 10 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
12 8 (11.43%) Scrum
13 7 (10.00%) Performance Testing
13 7 (10.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (22.86%) SQL
3 15 (21.43%) C#
4 11 (15.71%) Ruby
5 6 (8.57%) Python
5 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.86%) PHP
7 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) ISEB
1 17 (24.29%) ISTQB
2 13 (18.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) HNC
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Puppet
1 8 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.57%) HAProxy
2 6 (8.57%) Ansible
2 6 (8.57%) Salt
3 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) Oracle
2 6 (8.57%) hybris
3 3 (4.29%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft