Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Automation Analyst
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 136 134
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 10 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.46% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.56% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Leeds median daily rate £375 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -14.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £265 £248
90th Percentile £425 £330 £389
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +17.19% -8.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2124 2859 2763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.02% 96.17% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 2001 1902
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £287 £293 £238
90th Percentile £550 £575 £508
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 81
Leeds median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +0.04% -16.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.40 £8.90
90th Percentile £31.21 £17.95 £23.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.43 £12.38 £13.73
% change year-on-year +8.53% -9.89% +5.63%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in Leeds

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in Leeds

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (30.00%) JMeter
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) VBScript
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (20.00%) Test Management
8 1 (10.00%) Splunk
8 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (10.00%) JBehave
8 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
8 1 (10.00%) Confluence
8 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
8 1 (10.00%) ATDD
8 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
8 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) Gatling
8 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (30.00%) JMeter
6 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (10.00%) Gatling
7 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (10.00%) JBehave
7 1 (10.00%) JIRA
7 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk