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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 113 104 93
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.97% 0.85% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.16% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% +10.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £330 £344
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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
2299 1895 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.91% 73.48% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1236 767
Average daily rate £365 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 50 47
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% -13.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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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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 -12 23 £375 +22.95% 5
South Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (67.65%) TDD
2 22 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (58.82%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) Web Services
4 18 (52.94%) QA
5 17 (50.00%) SQL
6 16 (47.06%) BDD
7 14 (41.18%) XML
7 14 (41.18%) Open Source
7 14 (41.18%) Selenium
7 14 (41.18%) MongoDB
8 13 (38.24%) NoSQL
9 11 (32.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
11 9 (26.47%) RESTful
11 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
11 9 (26.47%) Ruby
12 8 (23.53%) WATIR
12 8 (23.53%) Sahi
12 8 (23.53%) Linux
12 8 (23.53%) Project Management
12 8 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
13 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
13 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
13 7 (20.59%) Apache
13 7 (20.59%) Windows
13 7 (20.59%) .NET
13 7 (20.59%) MySQL

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 7 (20.59%) Apache
2 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
3 5 (14.71%) nginx
4 4 (11.76%) Node.js
5 2 (5.88%) JBoss
6 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon S3
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.71%) Route 53
1 5 (14.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (5.88%) IaaS
2 2 (5.88%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
1 5 (14.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) MongoDB
2 13 (38.24%) NoSQL
3 7 (20.59%) MySQL
4 5 (14.71%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (14.71%) Redis
5 4 (11.76%) Couchbase
5 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (11.76%) SimpleDB
5 4 (11.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Selenium
2 11 (32.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
4 8 (23.53%) WATIR
4 8 (23.53%) Sahi
5 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
6 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.76%) Subversion
7 4 (11.76%) Maven
7 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
8 3 (8.82%) JUnit
8 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (8.82%) JIRA
9 2 (5.88%) MSI
9 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.94%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.94%) JBehave
10 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) QA Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Developer
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Build Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.94%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) Web Services
2 14 (41.18%) XML
3 9 (26.47%) RESTful
4 7 (20.59%) .NET
5 4 (11.76%) POSIX
6 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
6 3 (8.82%) Mustache
6 3 (8.82%) Sass
7 1 (2.94%) SOAP
7 1 (2.94%) HTML
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE
7 1 (2.94%) WCF
7 1 (2.94%) LINQ
7 1 (2.94%) Doctrine
7 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Windows
3 6 (17.65%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (67.65%) TDD
2 22 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (47.06%) BDD
4 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Project Management
5 8 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
7 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 6 (17.65%) Kanban
7 6 (17.65%) Service Management
8 5 (14.71%) Scrum
8 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
8 5 (14.71%) DevOps
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (11.76%) Network Design
9 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 3 (8.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (58.82%) Java
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) Ruby
4 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (11.76%) Python
4 4 (11.76%) PHP
5 3 (8.82%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (20.59%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) HAProxy
3 4 (11.76%) Salt
3 4 (11.76%) Ansible
4 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 4 (11.76%) hybris
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Zend
4 1 (2.94%) Percona