The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Test Engineer
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 99 104
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.090% 0.40% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.42% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Leeds median daily rate £500 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +27.27%  
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £350 £275
% change year-on-year +42.85% +27.27%  
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 1097 1424 1469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.30% 95.70% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2369 3621 4182
Leeds median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.54% +17.26%  
10th Percentile £277 £300 £250
90th Percentile £538 £570 £516
West Yorkshire median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 78 203
Leeds median hourly rate £15.86 £12.82 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.71% -5.70%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.20 £8.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.75 £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.43 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -0.51% -2.66%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in Leeds

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in Leeds

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JBehave
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (50.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) IPTV
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Digital TV
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

Test Automation Engineer 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Gatling
1 1 (50.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (50.00%) JBehave
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (50.00%) IPTV
1 1 (50.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python