The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Rank 31 75 60
Rank change year-on-year +44 -15  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 61 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.92% 1.61% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.96% 1.89% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 18
Median daily rate £400 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £387 £350
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 877 1216 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.27% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 864 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Leeds

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Leeds

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Leeds

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Leeds

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (55.29%) Continuous Integration
2 47 (55.29%) Java
3 30 (35.29%) Scrum
4 27 (31.76%) Git (software)
5 26 (30.59%) Jenkins
6 24 (28.24%) Subversion
7 23 (27.06%) JSON
7 23 (27.06%) RESTful
7 23 (27.06%) Scala
7 23 (27.06%) Open Source
8 22 (25.88%) TDD
8 22 (25.88%) Linux
9 21 (24.71%) HTML
9 21 (24.71%) Selenium
10 20 (23.53%) Software Engineering
10 20 (23.53%) CSS
10 20 (23.53%) Python
10 20 (23.53%) Data Structures
10 20 (23.53%) Algorithms
11 19 (22.35%) HTTP
11 19 (22.35%) SQL
11 19 (22.35%) Ruby
12 18 (21.18%) Spring
12 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
13 17 (20.00%) HTML5
13 17 (20.00%) CSS3
14 16 (18.82%) REST
14 16 (18.82%) Automation Testing
14 16 (18.82%) C#

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (14.12%) Confluence
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.53%) Apache
4 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Drupal
5 1 (1.18%) nginx
5 1 (1.18%) Tornado
5 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.35%) HTTP
2 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.35%) LDAP
3 2 (2.35%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 11 (12.94%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.59%) MySQL
3 9 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.35%) Redis
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (31.76%) Git (software)
2 26 (30.59%) Jenkins
3 24 (28.24%) Subversion
4 21 (24.71%) Selenium
5 16 (18.82%) JIRA
6 15 (17.65%) JUnit
7 14 (16.47%) Mercurial
8 11 (12.94%) Visual Studio
9 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (9.41%) SoapUI
10 8 (9.41%) WebDriver
11 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
11 7 (8.24%) MSTest
12 4 (4.71%) Hudson
12 4 (4.71%) JMeter
12 4 (4.71%) SpecFlow
12 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
13 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (3.53%) RSpec
14 2 (2.35%) Mockito
General
1 4 (4.71%) Games
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 26 (30.59%) Tester
3 18 (21.18%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.59%) iOS Developer
6 8 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (8.24%) WebOps Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Java Scala Developer
8 6 (7.06%) QA Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Scala Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (7.06%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Performance Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.71%) Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.06%) JSON
1 23 (27.06%) RESTful
2 21 (24.71%) HTML
3 20 (23.53%) CSS
4 18 (21.18%) Spring
5 17 (20.00%) CSS3
5 17 (20.00%) HTML5
6 16 (18.82%) Ajax
6 16 (18.82%) REST
7 13 (15.29%) Spring MVC
8 12 (14.12%) Django
8 12 (14.12%) Guice
8 12 (14.12%) Play Framework
8 12 (14.12%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (11.76%) Gherkin
10 8 (9.41%) Web Services
11 5 (5.88%) .NET
11 5 (5.88%) XML
12 3 (3.53%) Hibernate
12 3 (3.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Algorithms
1 20 (23.53%) Data Structures
2 9 (10.59%) iPhone
3 8 (9.41%) User Experience
4 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Animation
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.88%) Linux
2 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (55.29%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (35.29%) Scrum
4 23 (27.06%) Open Source
5 22 (25.88%) TDD
6 20 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
8 16 (18.82%) Automation Testing
8 16 (18.82%) Manual Testing
9 13 (15.29%) BDD
9 13 (15.29%) Kanban
9 13 (15.29%) MVC
9 13 (15.29%) Performance Testing
9 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
10 12 (14.12%) OO
11 11 (12.94%) iOS Development
11 11 (12.94%) Software Testing
12 10 (11.76%) Defect Management
12 10 (11.76%) DevOps
12 10 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 47 (55.29%) Java
2 23 (27.06%) Scala
3 20 (23.53%) Python
4 19 (22.35%) Ruby
4 19 (22.35%) SQL
5 16 (18.82%) C#
6 11 (12.94%) Apple Swift
7 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
8 7 (8.24%) Go
9 5 (5.88%) Groovy
10 3 (3.53%) PHP
11 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.88%) ISEB
2 5 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.71%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) WCAG
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) Ansible
1 7 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (8.24%) Puppet
1 7 (8.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Google
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.18%) Apple
5 1 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.18%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.18%) hybris
5 1 (1.18%) Zend
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