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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 88 96 95
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 52 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.76% 0.77% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.01% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 18
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£395 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £143 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £320 £300
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 £31.44 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +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
2357 1782 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.71% 75.86% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1114 851
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 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 53 63
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.50% -60.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 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 28 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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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 46 £395 +29.50% 6
South Yorkshire -5 5 £330 +17.33% 4
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 51 (65.38%) TDD
2 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (56.41%) Java
5 33 (42.31%) Web Services
6 29 (37.18%) BDD
7 28 (35.90%) QA
8 27 (34.62%) XML
9 26 (33.33%) SQL
10 24 (30.77%) MongoDB
10 24 (30.77%) NoSQL
11 22 (28.21%) Cucumber
11 22 (28.21%) Open Source
11 22 (28.21%) Selenium
12 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
12 19 (24.36%) Ruby
12 19 (24.36%) Oracle
13 17 (21.79%) RESTful
14 16 (20.51%) HP UFT
14 16 (20.51%) C#
14 16 (20.51%) SOAP
15 14 (17.95%) SOA
15 14 (17.95%) Software Testing
15 14 (17.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (16.67%) Refactoring
17 12 (15.38%) Automated Testing
17 12 (15.38%) ISEB
17 12 (15.38%) Finance
17 12 (15.38%) SoapUI
17 12 (15.38%) ATDD

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 11 (14.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
3 9 (11.54%) Apache
4 7 (8.97%) nginx
5 3 (3.85%) Node.js
6 2 (2.56%) JBoss
7 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (8.97%) Amazon S3
1 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (8.97%) Route 53
1 7 (8.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (2.56%) IaaS
2 2 (2.56%) SaaS
2 2 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Internet
2 7 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.77%) MongoDB
1 24 (30.77%) NoSQL
2 9 (11.54%) MySQL
3 7 (8.97%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.97%) SimpleDB
3 7 (8.97%) Redis
3 7 (8.97%) Couchbase
3 7 (8.97%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (28.21%) Selenium
1 22 (28.21%) Cucumber
2 16 (20.51%) HP UFT
3 12 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
5 9 (11.54%) WATIR
5 9 (11.54%) Sahi
6 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
7 7 (8.97%) WebDriver
7 7 (8.97%) Maven
8 6 (7.69%) JUnit
9 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (5.13%) Subversion
11 3 (3.85%) Build Forge
11 3 (3.85%) JIRA
11 3 (3.85%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.56%) MSI
12 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Analyst
2 19 (24.36%) Test Analyst
3 17 (21.79%) Tester
4 10 (12.82%) Agile Coach
5 8 (10.26%) QA Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Software Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Developer
7 6 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.85%) QA Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) QA Tester
10 2 (2.56%) HTML Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.31%) Web Services
2 27 (34.62%) XML
3 17 (21.79%) RESTful
4 16 (20.51%) SOAP
5 10 (12.82%) .NET
6 7 (8.97%) POSIX
7 5 (6.41%) HTML
8 4 (5.13%) Spring
8 4 (5.13%) REST
9 3 (3.85%) Spring Integration
9 3 (3.85%) Mustache
9 3 (3.85%) Sass
9 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.85%) Dojo
10 2 (2.56%) HTML5
10 2 (2.56%) J2EE
10 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.28%) Doctrine
11 1 (1.28%) JSP
11 1 (1.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Linux
2 9 (11.54%) Windows
3 8 (10.26%) UNIX
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) Solaris
5 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (65.38%) TDD
2 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (37.18%) BDD
5 22 (28.21%) Open Source
6 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
7 14 (17.95%) Software Testing
7 14 (17.95%) SOA
7 14 (17.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (16.67%) Refactoring
9 12 (15.38%) Automated Testing
9 12 (15.38%) ATDD
10 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
11 10 (12.82%) SDLC
11 10 (12.82%) Scrum
12 9 (11.54%) Configuration Management
12 9 (11.54%) Project Management
12 9 (11.54%) Agile Project Management
13 8 (10.26%) Kanban
13 8 (10.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (56.41%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) SQL
3 19 (24.36%) Ruby
4 16 (20.51%) C#
5 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.69%) Python
6 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.85%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) ISEB
2 10 (12.82%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (35.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) Puppet
1 9 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (8.97%) HAProxy
2 7 (8.97%) Ansible
2 7 (8.97%) Salt
3 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Oracle
2 7 (8.97%) hybris
3 3 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.28%) Zend
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
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