Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 42 33
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 8 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 3.98% 0.65% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 0.77% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 14
Bradford median daily rate £340 - £350
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +1.20% +10.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bradford median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £31.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bradford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 168 259 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 83.58% 84.36% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 150 230
Bradford median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £213 £219 £263
90th Percentile £561 £550 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 20
Bradford median hourly rate £17.50 £20.97 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% +34.36% +7.64%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.41 £11.73
90th Percentile £19.60 £94.70 £40.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bradford.

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 20 November 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) MSTest
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Velocity
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) WinForms
3 2 (25.00%) Games
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) PMP
3 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) YouTrack
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MSTest
2 2 (25.00%) ReSharper
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (25.00%) YouTrack
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (25.00%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) Velocity
1 2 (25.00%) WCF
1 2 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Case Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (25.00%) PMP
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) DevExpress
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft