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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 91 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.67% 0.87% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.17% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £144 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £323 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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
2332 1715 1528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.08% 74.83% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1638 1110 837
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 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 59
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -59.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 July 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 July 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 +3 43 £400 +31.14% 7
South Yorkshire -5 4 £368 +17.60% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 48 (67.61%) TDD
2 45 (63.38%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (59.15%) Java
4 33 (46.48%) Web Services
5 29 (40.85%) BDD
6 28 (39.44%) QA
7 27 (38.03%) SQL
8 24 (33.80%) XML
8 24 (33.80%) MongoDB
8 24 (33.80%) NoSQL
9 22 (30.99%) Selenium
9 22 (30.99%) Cucumber
9 22 (30.99%) Open Source
10 19 (26.76%) Software Engineering
10 19 (26.76%) Ruby
11 17 (23.94%) RESTful
11 17 (23.94%) C#
12 16 (22.54%) HP UFT
13 14 (19.72%) Oracle
13 14 (19.72%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (18.31%) Refactoring
15 12 (16.90%) Automated Testing
15 12 (16.90%) ATDD
16 11 (15.49%) Software Testing
17 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
17 10 (14.08%) Finance
17 10 (14.08%) .NET
17 10 (14.08%) Linux
17 10 (14.08%) Tomcat

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (14.08%) Tomcat
2 9 (12.68%) Apache
3 7 (9.86%) nginx
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (4.23%) Node.js
6 2 (2.82%) JBoss
7 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon S3
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (9.86%) Route 53
1 7 (9.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (2.82%) IaaS
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) Internet
1 7 (9.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.80%) MongoDB
1 24 (33.80%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.68%) MySQL
3 7 (9.86%) RDBMS
3 7 (9.86%) SimpleDB
3 7 (9.86%) Redis
3 7 (9.86%) Couchbase
3 7 (9.86%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (30.99%) Selenium
1 22 (30.99%) Cucumber
2 16 (22.54%) HP UFT
3 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
4 9 (12.68%) WATIR
4 9 (12.68%) Sahi
5 7 (9.86%) SoapUI
5 7 (9.86%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.63%) Maven
7 4 (5.63%) Subversion
8 3 (4.23%) JUnit
8 3 (4.23%) JIRA
8 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.82%) MSI
9 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.41%) TestPartner
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Analyst
2 20 (28.17%) Test Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Tester
4 10 (14.08%) Agile Coach
5 8 (11.27%) QA Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Developer
10 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (2.82%) Build Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) Quality Analyst
11 2 (2.82%) QA Leader
11 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
11 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (46.48%) Web Services
2 24 (33.80%) XML
3 17 (23.94%) RESTful
4 10 (14.08%) .NET
5 8 (11.27%) SOAP
6 7 (9.86%) POSIX
7 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.23%) Mustache
7 3 (4.23%) Sass
8 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.82%) HTML
8 2 (2.82%) J2EE
9 1 (1.41%) JSP
9 1 (1.41%) Servlets
9 1 (1.41%) XSD
9 1 (1.41%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.41%) WCF
9 1 (1.41%) LINQ
9 1 (1.41%) WSDL
9 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
3 8 (11.27%) UNIX
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (67.61%) TDD
2 45 (63.38%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (59.15%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (40.85%) BDD
5 22 (30.99%) Open Source
6 19 (26.76%) Software Engineering
7 14 (19.72%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (18.31%) Refactoring
9 12 (16.90%) Automated Testing
9 12 (16.90%) ATDD
10 11 (15.49%) Software Testing
11 9 (12.68%) Agile Project Management
11 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
11 9 (12.68%) Project Management
12 8 (11.27%) Performance Testing
12 8 (11.27%) Kanban
12 8 (11.27%) SDLC
13 7 (9.86%) DevOps
13 7 (9.86%) Security Testing
13 7 (9.86%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (59.15%) Java
2 27 (38.03%) SQL
3 19 (26.76%) Ruby
4 17 (23.94%) C#
5 6 (8.45%) Python
5 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.23%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) ISEB
2 7 (9.86%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (39.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Puppet
1 9 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (9.86%) HAProxy
2 7 (9.86%) Ansible
2 7 (9.86%) Salt
3 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) hybris
3 3 (4.23%) HP
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.41%) Zend
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
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