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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 83 122 103
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 59 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.03% 0.24% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 0.29% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 8
Average daily rate £465 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.20% +4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
2345 2034 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.53% 80.24% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1398 995
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 35
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +35 48 £470 +49.20% 14
South Yorkshire -8 5 £500 +60.00% 2
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 4
Humberside - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 84 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (52.38%) Jenkins
3 49 (46.67%) Java
4 47 (44.76%) Selenium
5 40 (38.10%) Security Cleared
6 39 (37.14%) Puppet
6 39 (37.14%) DevOps
7 37 (35.24%) JIRA
8 33 (31.43%) SC Cleared
9 32 (30.48%) Non-Functional Testing
10 30 (28.57%) Cucumber
11 29 (27.62%) Confluence
12 27 (25.71%) QA
13 24 (22.86%) Functional Testing
13 24 (22.86%) Microservices
14 23 (21.90%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
15 22 (20.95%) JMeter
16 21 (20.00%) Windows
16 21 (20.00%) Linux
17 20 (19.05%) ISEB
17 20 (19.05%) SDLC
18 19 (18.10%) HP UFT
18 19 (18.10%) HP
19 18 (17.14%) TDD
20 17 (16.19%) LoadRunner
21 16 (15.24%) SNMP
21 16 (15.24%) Mac OS X
21 16 (15.24%) Finance
21 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Assessment

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 29 (27.62%) Confluence
2 5 (4.76%) Apache
2 5 (4.76%) JBoss
2 5 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.90%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) IaaS
1 5 (4.76%) PaaS
1 5 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 55 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 47 (44.76%) Selenium
3 37 (35.24%) JIRA
4 30 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 22 (20.95%) JMeter
6 19 (18.10%) HP UFT
7 17 (16.19%) LoadRunner
8 16 (15.24%) Maven
9 15 (14.29%) JUnit
9 15 (14.29%) Liquibase
10 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
10 11 (10.48%) SonarQube
11 10 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
13 7 (6.67%) WebDriver
14 5 (4.76%) MSI
14 5 (4.76%) SoapUI
14 5 (4.76%) Subversion
14 5 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (3.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Retail
3 9 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Front Office
5 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Test Leader
2 21 (20.00%) Developer
3 14 (13.33%) Tester
4 13 (12.38%) Test Manager
5 10 (9.52%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Architect
5 10 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) DevOps Architect
7 7 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 5 (4.76%) QA Leader
8 5 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.81%) DevOps Specialist
9 4 (3.81%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.81%) SOA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) WSDL
1 15 (14.29%) XSD
2 14 (13.33%) .NET
3 6 (5.71%) SOAP
4 5 (4.76%) LAMP
5 3 (2.86%) Apache Wicket
5 3 (2.86%) GWT
5 3 (2.86%) Java EE
5 3 (2.86%) JSF
5 3 (2.86%) Spring
5 3 (2.86%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
6 1 (0.95%) REST
6 1 (0.95%) Web Services
6 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) PKI
2 8 (7.62%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.95%) CESG
5 1 (0.95%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.00%) Linux
1 21 (20.00%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) Mac OS X
3 5 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.14%) DevOps
3 32 (30.48%) Non-Functional Testing
4 24 (22.86%) Functional Testing
4 24 (22.86%) Microservices
5 23 (21.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 20 (19.05%) SDLC
7 18 (17.14%) TDD
8 16 (15.24%) Network Monitoring
8 16 (15.24%) Software Testing
8 16 (15.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 15 (14.29%) API Design
9 15 (14.29%) BDD
9 15 (14.29%) SOA
10 12 (11.43%) Test Strategy
11 11 (10.48%) Automated Testing
11 11 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (10.48%) Test Scripting
12 10 (9.52%) Data Protection
13 9 (8.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (46.67%) Java
2 10 (9.52%) C#
2 10 (9.52%) Ruby
3 9 (8.57%) C
3 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.57%) Perl
3 9 (8.57%) Python
3 9 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 9 (8.57%) SQL
4 5 (4.76%) PHP
4 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 33 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 22 (20.95%) ISTQB
4 20 (19.05%) ISEB
5 13 (12.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) Degree
6 1 (0.95%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (25.71%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.95%) GPG13
4 1 (0.95%) WAI
4 1 (0.95%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 39 (37.14%) Puppet
2 14 (13.33%) logstash
2 14 (13.33%) Piwik
3 10 (9.52%) Bareos
3 10 (9.52%) yum
4 5 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) HP
2 11 (10.48%) Oracle
3 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft
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