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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 96 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.95% 0.78% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.03% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 14
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£428 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £300 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
1830 1649 2018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.50% 75.50% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 922 1063
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.39 £31.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.37% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +8 19 £530 +76.66% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) QA
3 20 (48.78%) C#
4 18 (43.90%) TDD
4 18 (43.90%) User Stories
5 17 (41.46%) Cucumber
5 17 (41.46%) Ruby
5 17 (41.46%) Java
6 16 (39.02%) ISEB
7 14 (34.15%) Selenium
8 13 (31.71%) SQL
9 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
9 12 (29.27%) BDD
10 11 (26.83%) SoapUI
11 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
11 10 (24.39%) PHP
12 9 (21.95%) Oracle
12 9 (21.95%) ATDD
12 9 (21.95%) JBehave
12 9 (21.95%) WebDriver
13 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
13 8 (19.51%) Refactoring
13 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
14 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
15 5 (12.20%) .NET
15 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Route 53
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.88%) Star Schema
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Redis
4 1 (2.44%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.44%) SimpleDB
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) Cucumber
2 14 (34.15%) Selenium
3 11 (26.83%) SoapUI
4 9 (21.95%) JBehave
4 9 (21.95%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) MSTest
5 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.88%) Toad
7 1 (2.44%) Firebug
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.44%) JIRA
7 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
7 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 2 (4.88%) Legal
1 2 (4.88%) Banking
1 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
1 15 (36.59%) Test Analyst
2 13 (31.71%) Tester
3 9 (21.95%) Automation Tester
4 8 (19.51%) Agile Coach
5 4 (9.76%) Functional Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.44%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.32%) SOAP
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) POSIX
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
5 1 (2.44%) JSP
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.44%) STB
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) TDD
2 18 (43.90%) User Stories
3 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
3 12 (29.27%) BDD
4 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
5 9 (21.95%) ATDD
6 8 (19.51%) Functional Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Refactoring
7 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Test Management
8 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.88%) ETL
9 2 (4.88%) Change Management
9 2 (4.88%) Migration
9 2 (4.88%) Scrum
9 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.88%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) C#
2 17 (41.46%) Ruby
2 17 (41.46%) Java
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
4 10 (24.39%) PHP
5 3 (7.32%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.88%) VB
6 2 (4.88%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.44%) C
7 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) ISEB
2 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (51.22%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (2.44%) Salt
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.44%) Informatica
3 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
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