Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 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.

Automated Testing
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 15 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 300 188 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.03% 8.77% 6.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.35% 9.88% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 152 123
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £306
90th Percentile £513 £573 £570
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate £26.75 - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.75 - £35.00

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,248 1,902 2,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 90.14% 88.75% 90.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,575 1,332 1,890
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 18 41
Leeds median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +26.92% -5.78%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.92 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.35 £41.45 £30.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £13.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year +24.98% +3.19% -11.48%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 209 (69.67%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (42.00%) Java
3 119 (39.67%) Selenium
4 115 (38.33%) JavaScript
5 98 (32.67%) C#
6 88 (29.33%) BDD
7 85 (28.33%) TDD
8 69 (23.00%) Scrum
8 69 (23.00%) Cucumber
9 65 (21.67%) Microservices
10 64 (21.33%) Git (software)
11 57 (19.00%) Linux
12 53 (17.67%) SQL
13 52 (17.33%) OO
13 52 (17.33%) Test Scripting
13 52 (17.33%) WebDriver
14 47 (15.67%) API Testing
15 44 (14.67%) Docker
16 42 (14.00%) SDET
17 41 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (13.67%) QA
18 40 (13.33%) JIRA
19 39 (13.00%) MySQL
20 37 (12.33%) Kafka
21 36 (12.00%) Node.js
22 35 (11.67%) Software Engineering
22 35 (11.67%) Open Source
23 34 (11.33%) Jenkins
24 31 (10.33%) Spring
24 31 (10.33%) PostgreSQL

Test Automation
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 27 (9.00%) Confluence
2 17 (5.67%) Apache
3 10 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.00%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.33%) Drupal
6 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (5.67%) Slack
2 10 (3.33%) SaaS
3 9 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.00%) npm
5 3 (1.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (0.67%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.67%) GitHub
6 2 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.67%) IaaS
6 2 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.33%) HTTP
2 5 (1.67%) SMS
3 2 (0.67%) FIX Connectivity
3 2 (0.67%) SSL
3 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) DHCP
4 1 (0.33%) DNS
4 1 (0.33%) FTP
4 1 (0.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.00%) MySQL
2 31 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (8.67%) Big Data
4 24 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 21 (7.00%) MongoDB
6 16 (5.33%) SQL Server
7 12 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.67%) Apache Hive
9 9 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (3.00%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.00%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.00%) Redis
11 4 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.33%) HBase
12 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.67%) ObjectStore
13 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 119 (39.67%) Selenium
2 69 (23.00%) Cucumber
3 64 (21.33%) Git (software)
4 52 (17.33%) WebDriver
5 40 (13.33%) JIRA
6 34 (11.33%) Jenkins
7 26 (8.67%) SpecFlow
8 24 (8.00%) SoapUI
9 22 (7.33%) Maven
10 17 (5.67%) Jasmine
10 17 (5.67%) JUnit
11 10 (3.33%) Appium
11 10 (3.33%) PHPUnit
11 10 (3.33%) Vagrant
12 8 (2.67%) HP UFT
13 7 (2.33%) Artifactory
13 7 (2.33%) Protractor
14 6 (2.00%) JMeter
15 5 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 4 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (6.00%) Finance
2 10 (3.33%) Games
3 7 (2.33%) Law
4 6 (2.00%) Retail
5 5 (1.67%) Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.67%) Advertising
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 98 (32.67%) Developer
2 78 (26.00%) Tester
3 63 (21.00%) Automation Tester
4 40 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 39 (13.00%) Test Engineer
6 37 (12.33%) Analyst
6 37 (12.33%) Test Analyst
7 31 (10.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 20 (6.67%) Software Engineer
9 19 (6.33%) Java Engineer
10 15 (5.00%) PHP Developer
11 14 (4.67%) Automation Test Analyst
11 14 (4.67%) Developer in Test
11 14 (4.67%) Web Developer
12 12 (4.00%) Software Developer
13 9 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.00%) Java Developer in Test
13 9 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (3.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
13 9 (3.00%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.33%) Kafka
2 36 (12.00%) Node.js
3 31 (10.33%) .NET
3 31 (10.33%) Spring
4 28 (9.33%) Spring Boot
5 27 (9.00%) RESTful
6 22 (7.33%) HTML
6 22 (7.33%) REST
7 19 (6.33%) Hibernate
7 19 (6.33%) SOAP
8 18 (6.00%) ASP.NET
8 18 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (5.67%) Gherkin
10 16 (5.33%) Doctrine
11 13 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (3.67%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.00%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (3.00%) CSS
13 9 (3.00%) React
14 7 (2.33%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.33%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (4.67%) User Experience
3 11 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.67%) Online Games
6 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.33%) NHS
7 3 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.67%) Equities
8 2 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.33%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Life Science
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (19.00%) Linux
2 17 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (4.67%) Windows
4 11 (3.67%) Android
4 11 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.00%) VMS
6 2 (0.67%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (69.67%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (29.33%) BDD
3 85 (28.33%) TDD
4 69 (23.00%) Scrum
5 65 (21.67%) Microservices
6 52 (17.33%) OO
6 52 (17.33%) Test Scripting
7 47 (15.67%) API Testing
8 42 (14.00%) SDET
9 41 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (11.67%) Open Source
10 35 (11.67%) Software Engineering
11 30 (10.00%) Kanban
11 30 (10.00%) User Stories
12 28 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (9.00%) Mentoring
14 25 (8.33%) DevOps
14 25 (8.33%) SDLC
15 22 (7.33%) E-Commerce
15 22 (7.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 126 (42.00%) Java
2 115 (38.33%) JavaScript
3 98 (32.67%) C#
4 53 (17.67%) SQL
5 26 (8.67%) PHP
6 25 (8.33%) Python
7 19 (6.33%) Java 8
8 12 (4.00%) Ruby
9 10 (3.33%) Kotlin
10 9 (3.00%) Go
10 9 (3.00%) PHP 7
11 8 (2.67%) Scala
12 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.00%) C++
14 2 (0.67%) ES6
14 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.33%) C
15 1 (0.33%) Perl
15 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.67%) ISEB
4 9 (3.00%) Degree
4 9 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.00%) BC Cleared
5 6 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CCDP
7 1 (0.33%) CCNP
7 1 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CISM
7 1 (0.33%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (13.67%) QA
2 5 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) GDPR
3 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 44 (14.67%) Docker
2 7 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.33%) KVM
3 1 (0.33%) QEMU
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (5.33%) Puppet
2 12 (4.00%) Terraform
3 9 (3.00%) Rancher
4 8 (2.67%) Grafana
5 7 (2.33%) Graylog
6 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) Kibana
7 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 16 (5.33%) Zend
2 14 (4.67%) Red Hat
3 13 (4.33%) Splunk
4 6 (2.00%) Google
5 5 (1.67%) Cadence
6 4 (1.33%) Capita
6 4 (1.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.33%) Oracle
7 3 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.67%) Cisco
8 2 (0.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.67%) VMware
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.33%) Infor
9 1 (0.33%) Tableau