The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 108 90 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 0.93% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.30% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 1
Average daily rate £315 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1464 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 72.09% 71.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 759 941
Average daily rate £345 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 56 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £12.44 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -15 21 £315 +14.54% 5
East Yorkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (45.71%) ISEB
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Selenium
3 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
4 12 (34.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (28.57%) Java
6 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
6 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (22.86%) BDD
7 8 (22.86%) C#
8 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 7 (20.00%) Banking
8 7 (20.00%) Retail
8 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Test Management
9 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
9 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
9 6 (17.14%) SQL
9 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.14%) TDD
9 6 (17.14%) JMeter
9 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) JIRA
11 4 (11.43%) QA
11 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
11 4 (11.43%) RSpec

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (17.14%) WebDriver
3 6 (17.14%) JMeter
4 5 (14.29%) JIRA
5 4 (11.43%) RSpec
6 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.57%) JBehave
6 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
7 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.86%) MSTest
8 1 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (20.00%) Banking
1 7 (20.00%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Analyst
1 16 (45.71%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Tester
2 6 (17.14%) Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.43%) Automation Tester
4 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.86%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.86%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Automated Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) Java EE
3 2 (5.71%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) XSD
3 2 (5.71%) XSLT
3 2 (5.71%) XHTML
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) Ajax
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) iPhone
2 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
3 12 (34.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
5 8 (22.86%) BDD
6 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Test Management
7 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.14%) TDD
7 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.43%) Change Management
9 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.57%) SEO
9 3 (8.57%) Scrum
9 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.57%) Software Deployment
9 3 (8.57%) User Stories
9 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.57%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) Perl
5 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.57%) Korn
6 2 (5.71%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) VB
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) ISEB
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Capita
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