The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 23 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 5.49% 2.00% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.33% 2.22% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £500 £348 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.88% +26.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79 135 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 86.81% 90.00% 86.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 86 102
Median daily rate £425 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +32.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £98.38 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.21% +360.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bradford

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Bradford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Bradford

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bradford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) Scala
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (33.33%) GitHub
5 4 (33.33%) Docker
5 4 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) MVC
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) Usability Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
4 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Java Scala Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Scala Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) Play Framework
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) Spring MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (25.00%) MVC
7 2 (16.67%) API Development
7 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Service Design
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) Scala
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) DevExpress
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin