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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 112 102 104
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 17 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.65% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.93% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 8
Average daily rate
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£544 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £243 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £383 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
2007 1713 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.69% 74.58% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1032 856
Average daily rate £375 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.31 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 17 £544 +81.25% 5
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (56.41%) Ruby
3 20 (51.28%) C#
4 19 (48.72%) Java
4 19 (48.72%) TDD
4 19 (48.72%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (43.59%) Refactoring
5 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
5 17 (43.59%) ATDD
6 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
7 13 (33.33%) User Stories
8 10 (25.64%) Oracle
9 9 (23.08%) SQL
9 9 (23.08%) QA
10 7 (17.95%) Web Services
11 6 (15.38%) C++
11 6 (15.38%) Python
11 6 (15.38%) Kanban
11 6 (15.38%) Product Management
12 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
12 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3
12 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (12.82%) Node.js
12 5 (12.82%) Puppet
12 5 (12.82%) MongoDB
12 5 (12.82%) Route 53
12 5 (12.82%) Redis
12 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
12 5 (12.82%) nginx

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (12.82%) Apache
1 5 (12.82%) nginx
1 5 (12.82%) Node.js
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.26%) DNS
1 4 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (7.69%) DHCP
2 3 (7.69%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) MySQL
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.82%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.82%) Redis
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (7.69%) Couchbase
2 3 (7.69%) SimpleDB
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) Star Schema
3 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.26%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.69%) MSTest
3 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.13%) Toad
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Coach
2 9 (23.08%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Functional Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (5.13%) XML
4 2 (5.13%) POSIX
5 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.26%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Reference Data
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) STB
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) TDD
2 19 (48.72%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (43.59%) Refactoring
3 17 (43.59%) Software Engineering
3 17 (43.59%) ATDD
4 13 (33.33%) User Stories
5 6 (15.38%) Kanban
5 6 (15.38%) Product Management
6 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.82%) DevOps
7 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Security Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Test Management
8 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.69%) Release Management
8 3 (7.69%) BDD
8 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Ruby
2 20 (51.28%) C#
3 19 (48.72%) Java
4 9 (23.08%) SQL
5 6 (15.38%) Python
5 6 (15.38%) C++
6 5 (12.82%) PHP
6 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
7 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.13%) Perl
9 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
1 5 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (12.82%) HAProxy
2 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (7.69%) Salt
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Percona
3 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Informatica