The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Rank 77 89 83
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.09% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Median daily rate £325 £315 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% +7.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £385 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year +0.77% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation 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 861 1216 1014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.33% 85.27% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 864 679
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 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Leeds

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Leeds

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 15 (62.50%) Scrum
4 13 (54.17%) Selenium
4 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
5 12 (50.00%) Java
6 11 (45.83%) BDD
7 10 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 10 (41.67%) QA
8 9 (37.50%) Performance Testing
8 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
8 9 (37.50%) Scala
9 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
9 8 (33.33%) User Stories
10 7 (29.17%) SoapUI
10 7 (29.17%) SQL
11 6 (25.00%) Web Services
11 6 (25.00%) ISEB
11 6 (25.00%) Security Testing
11 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
11 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
11 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
11 6 (25.00%) Kanban
11 6 (25.00%) Groovy
11 6 (25.00%) RESTful
11 6 (25.00%) API Testing
12 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
12 5 (20.83%) WebDriver

Automation 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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
1 2 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Redis
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (29.17%) SoapUI
4 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
6 4 (16.67%) JMeter
6 4 (16.67%) JUnit
7 3 (12.50%) RSpec
7 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (8.33%) JIRA
8 2 (8.33%) Mockito
8 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.33%) TestNG
9 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
9 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
9 1 (4.17%) JBehave
9 1 (4.17%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (4.17%) Maven
9 1 (4.17%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Automation Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tester
4 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.17%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 6 (25.00%) RESTful
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) jQuery
3 2 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (8.33%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) Symfony
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 15 (62.50%) Scrum
4 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
5 11 (45.83%) BDD
6 10 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (37.50%) Performance Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 8 (33.33%) User Stories
9 6 (25.00%) API Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (25.00%) Kanban
9 6 (25.00%) Security Testing
9 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Usability Testing
10 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) Scala
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Groovy
5 3 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) C
7 1 (4.17%) C++
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) WCAG
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
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