The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
Rank 79 91 87
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 10 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.97% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.51% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £338 £315 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +17.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £291 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £318 £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £305
% change year-on-year -0.76% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 1003 1378 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.28% 96.63% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 961 716
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Leeds

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Leeds

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Leeds

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Selenium
2 18 (78.26%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
5 13 (56.52%) BDD
5 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
6 11 (47.83%) QA
7 10 (43.48%) WebDriver
7 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
8 9 (39.13%) TDD
8 9 (39.13%) Scala
8 9 (39.13%) Performance Testing
8 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
9 8 (34.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (34.78%) API Testing
9 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (30.43%) JMeter
10 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
10 7 (30.43%) Gherkin
11 6 (26.09%) Scrum
11 6 (26.09%) Python
12 5 (21.74%) Web Services
12 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
12 5 (21.74%) HTML
12 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
12 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
12 5 (21.74%) User Stories
12 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (21.74%) Hudson
12 5 (21.74%) SoapUI

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
3 10 (43.48%) WebDriver
4 9 (39.13%) Jenkins
5 7 (30.43%) JMeter
6 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
6 5 (21.74%) Hudson
6 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
7 4 (17.39%) JIRA
8 3 (13.04%) FitNesse
8 3 (13.04%) Gatling
8 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
9 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
9 2 (8.70%) JUnit
9 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
10 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (4.35%) CruiseControl
10 1 (4.35%) JBehave
10 1 (4.35%) Maven
10 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Games
1 2 (8.70%) German Language
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Gherkin
2 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 5 (21.74%) REST
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) RESTful
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) XML
6 1 (4.35%) Apache CXF
6 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) BDD
2 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) Automated Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Performance Testing
4 9 (39.13%) TDD
5 8 (34.78%) API Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
8 5 (21.74%) User Stories
9 4 (17.39%) Kanban
9 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Scala
3 6 (26.09%) Python
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 4 (17.39%) Groovy
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) CA Agile Central