Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Automation Tester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 122 144
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22 -34
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 33 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.46% 1.07% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.11% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 11
Leeds median daily rate £365 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £366 £263
90th Percentile £450 £426 £419
West Yorkshire median daily rate £365 £395 £340
% change year-on-year -7.59% +16.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2188 2515 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 95.88% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 1670 2123
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 96
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.20 £8.83
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.18 £36.02
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.25 £13.60
% change year-on-year +7.17% -2.54% +9.24%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 30 (90.91%) Selenium
3 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (75.76%) Java
4 25 (75.76%) WebDriver
5 19 (57.58%) Cucumber
6 12 (36.36%) BDD
6 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (33.33%) Python
7 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
8 9 (27.27%) Hudson
9 8 (24.24%) C#
9 8 (24.24%) TDD
10 7 (21.21%) HTML
10 7 (21.21%) PHP
10 7 (21.21%) XML
10 7 (21.21%) Unix
11 6 (18.18%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (18.18%) API Testing
12 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
13 4 (12.12%) Open Source
13 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
13 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
13 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
13 4 (12.12%) Ruby
13 4 (12.12%) Cross-Browser Testing

Automation Tester 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 2 (6.06%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Heroku
1 2 (6.06%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (90.91%) Selenium
2 25 (75.76%) WebDriver
3 19 (57.58%) Cucumber
4 11 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 9 (27.27%) Hudson
6 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
6 3 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 2 (6.06%) Gatling
7 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.06%) JIRA
7 2 (6.06%) JMeter
8 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.03%) JBehave
8 1 (3.03%) JUnit
8 1 (3.03%) RSpec
8 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
1 7 (21.21%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (6.06%) REST
4 1 (3.03%) Dropwizard
4 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 28 (84.85%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) BDD
3 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) API Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Open Source
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Build Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Microservices
8 3 (9.09%) OO
8 3 (9.09%) OOP
8 3 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
9 2 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) Java
2 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (33.33%) Python
3 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 8 (24.24%) C#
5 7 (21.21%) PHP
6 4 (12.12%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) IBM