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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 95 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.96% 0.81% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.08% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £300 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
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
1802 1666 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.90% 74.57% 73.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 911 1062
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 75 52
Average hourly rate £15.39 £38.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.03% +123.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +5 20 £325 +8.33% 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £250 -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (52.38%) C#
2 19 (45.24%) TDD
2 19 (45.24%) QA
3 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (42.86%) Java
3 18 (42.86%) User Stories
4 17 (40.48%) ISEB
4 17 (40.48%) Ruby
5 16 (38.10%) Cucumber
6 15 (35.71%) Selenium
7 13 (30.95%) BDD
8 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 12 (28.57%) SQL
8 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
9 10 (23.81%) PHP
9 10 (23.81%) Oracle
9 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
9 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
10 9 (21.43%) JBehave
10 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 9 (21.43%) ATDD
11 8 (19.05%) Refactoring
12 7 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
13 6 (14.29%) .NET
14 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
14 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.38%) nginx
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (4.76%) Star Schema
3 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) SimpleDB
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) Redis
4 1 (2.38%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Cucumber
2 15 (35.71%) Selenium
3 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 10 (23.81%) WebDriver
5 9 (21.43%) JBehave
6 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 3 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (7.14%) JMeter
6 3 (7.14%) MSTest
7 2 (4.76%) JIRA
7 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.76%) Toad
8 1 (2.38%) JUnit
8 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.38%) Firebug
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (2.38%) RSpec
8 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (4.76%) Banking
1 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Tester
2 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Agile Coach
5 4 (9.52%) Functional Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.52%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) J2EE
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) JSP
5 1 (2.38%) POSIX
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) Spring
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) STB
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) TDD
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) User Stories
3 13 (30.95%) BDD
4 12 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 9 (21.43%) ATDD
7 8 (19.05%) Refactoring
8 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Test Management
10 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Migration
11 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.76%) Scrum
11 2 (4.76%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) C#
2 18 (42.86%) Java
3 17 (40.48%) Ruby
4 12 (28.57%) SQL
5 10 (23.81%) PHP
6 4 (9.52%) C++
7 3 (7.14%) Python
8 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.76%) VB
9 1 (2.38%) C
9 1 (2.38%) VBScript
9 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) ISEB
2 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (45.24%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (2.38%) Puppet
3 1 (2.38%) Salt
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.38%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Informatica
3 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.38%) Capita
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