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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 112 89 98
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 29 52 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.99% 1.74% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 2.15% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 13
Median daily rate £425 £395 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +29.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -16.16%
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
2465 2416 1800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 84.42% 80.91% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1716 1125
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 58 58
Median hourly rate £14.88 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.62% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £40.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -22 24 £425 +7.59% 10
South Yorkshire -12 4 £394 +19.31% 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (61.40%) Java
3 33 (57.89%) Selenium
4 26 (45.61%) TDD
5 17 (29.82%) Puppet
5 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
6 15 (26.32%) DevOps
7 12 (21.05%) BDD
7 12 (21.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
8 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
8 10 (17.54%) logstash
8 10 (17.54%) Microservices
9 9 (15.79%) Scrum
9 9 (15.79%) QA
9 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 9 (15.79%) WebDriver
10 8 (14.04%) Software Delivery
10 8 (14.04%) Piwik
10 8 (14.04%) API Design
10 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
10 8 (14.04%) WSDL
10 8 (14.04%) Finance
10 8 (14.04%) C#
10 8 (14.04%) XSD
11 7 (12.28%) SQL
11 7 (12.28%) HP UFT
11 7 (12.28%) JIRA
11 7 (12.28%) Test Management
11 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.53%) Confluence
2 2 (3.51%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.75%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon S3
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DNS
1 3 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (57.89%) Selenium
2 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
3 10 (17.54%) Cucumber
4 9 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 7 (12.28%) HP UFT
5 7 (12.28%) JIRA
6 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.02%) JUnit
7 4 (7.02%) Maven
7 4 (7.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.26%) Liquibase
8 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.51%) JMeter
9 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.51%) SonarQube
9 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.51%) Testopia
9 2 (3.51%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Test Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Test Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Tester
4 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.02%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Test Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) WSDL
1 8 (14.04%) XSD
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.51%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) Behat
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
1 3 (5.26%) Replication
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) TDD
3 15 (26.32%) DevOps
4 12 (21.05%) BDD
4 12 (21.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 10 (17.54%) Microservices
5 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
6 9 (15.79%) Scrum
7 8 (14.04%) API Design
7 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Software Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.28%) Test Management
8 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.53%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (10.53%) Kanban
9 6 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (61.40%) Java
2 8 (14.04%) C#
3 7 (12.28%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) C
4 6 (10.53%) Ruby
5 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.26%) Python
5 3 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
6 1 (1.75%) Scala
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) ISEB
3 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (29.82%) Puppet
2 10 (17.54%) logstash
3 8 (14.04%) Piwik
4 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (5.26%) Ansible
5 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.51%) Bareos
6 2 (3.51%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) HP
2 3 (5.26%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.75%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.75%) Siebel