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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 108 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.72% 0.74% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.01% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 10
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£350 £308 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -9.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £398 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
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
1955 1687 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.23% 73.13% 71.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 999 756
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 61
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 0 15 £363 +17.88% 10
South Yorkshire +1 2 £313 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Yorkshire - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) TDD
2 22 (61.11%) Java
3 20 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (52.78%) Ruby
5 13 (36.11%) SQL
5 13 (36.11%) Web Services
6 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 11 (30.56%) Refactoring
7 11 (30.56%) QA
7 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
7 11 (30.56%) C#
8 9 (25.00%) BDD
8 9 (25.00%) MongoDB
9 8 (22.22%) ATDD
10 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
10 7 (19.44%) Node.js
10 7 (19.44%) Open Source
10 7 (19.44%) Selenium
10 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
10 7 (19.44%) XML
10 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (16.67%) User Stories
12 5 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (13.89%) HAProxy
12 5 (13.89%) Route 53
12 5 (13.89%) Puppet
12 5 (13.89%) Redis
12 5 (13.89%) WATIR

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 7 (19.44%) Node.js
2 5 (13.89%) nginx
2 5 (13.89%) Apache
3 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
3 5 (13.89%) Redis
3 5 (13.89%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.33%) SimpleDB
4 3 (8.33%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (19.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (19.44%) Selenium
3 5 (13.89%) Sahi
3 5 (13.89%) WATIR
4 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Coach
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 4 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) Web Services
2 7 (19.44%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) RESTful
3 4 (11.11%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) Mustache
4 3 (8.33%) Sass
5 2 (5.56%) POSIX
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.78%) Doctrine
6 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (61.11%) TDD
3 20 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (30.56%) Refactoring
4 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
5 9 (25.00%) BDD
6 8 (22.22%) ATDD
7 7 (19.44%) Automated Testing
8 6 (16.67%) User Stories
9 5 (13.89%) DevOps
9 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
9 5 (13.89%) Kanban
9 5 (13.89%) Product Management
10 4 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 3 (8.33%) Service Management
11 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Scrum
11 3 (8.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 19 (52.78%) Ruby
3 13 (36.11%) SQL
4 11 (30.56%) C#
5 5 (13.89%) C++
5 5 (13.89%) Python
5 5 (13.89%) PHP
6 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) VCP4
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
1 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (13.89%) HAProxy
2 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) Salt
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Percona
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Zend
3 1 (2.78%) hybris
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