Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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.

Automated Testing
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 165 185 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.39% 7.04% 6.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 8.02% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 104 176
Leeds median daily rate £411 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +5.63% +12.68%
10th Percentile £324 £298 £265
90th Percentile £558 £535 £535
West Yorkshire median daily rate £416 £415 £378
% change year-on-year +0.30% +9.93% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £32.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £31.00

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 1924 2307 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.20% 87.82% 87.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1560 2010
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.25 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.13 £10.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.08 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -3.33% +3.45%

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 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 129 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (75.15%) Java
3 87 (52.73%) JavaScript
4 79 (47.88%) Git (software)
5 67 (40.61%) SQL
6 60 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (33.33%) NoSQL
8 54 (32.73%) Selenium
9 52 (31.52%) Cucumber
10 49 (29.70%) BDD
10 49 (29.70%) MongoDB
11 48 (29.09%) Jenkins
12 46 (27.88%) TDD
12 46 (27.88%) Spring
13 44 (26.67%) Subversion
14 41 (24.85%) OO
15 38 (23.03%) Node.js
16 36 (21.82%) Mercurial
16 36 (21.82%) Hibernate
16 36 (21.82%) Scrum
17 35 (21.21%) JIRA
18 33 (20.00%) WebDriver
18 33 (20.00%) Maven
19 32 (19.39%) Software Engineering
19 32 (19.39%) Python
19 32 (19.39%) Open Source
19 32 (19.39%) Confluence
19 32 (19.39%) Test Scripting
19 32 (19.39%) Microservices
20 30 (18.18%) REST

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 32 (19.39%) Confluence
2 5 (3.03%) JBoss
2 5 (3.03%) Jetty
2 5 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.03%) Tornado
2 5 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.82%) nginx
5 2 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.33%) Slack
2 8 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.21%) Google Play
3 2 (1.21%) Heroku
3 2 (1.21%) npm
4 1 (0.61%) Force.com
4 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) HTTP
2 5 (3.03%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 49 (29.70%) MongoDB
3 26 (15.76%) MySQL
4 24 (14.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (13.94%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.03%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.03%) Redis
6 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.03%) Riak
7 3 (1.82%) Big Data
7 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 79 (47.88%) Git (software)
2 54 (32.73%) Selenium
3 52 (31.52%) Cucumber
4 48 (29.09%) Jenkins
5 44 (26.67%) Subversion
6 36 (21.82%) Mercurial
7 35 (21.21%) JIRA
8 33 (20.00%) Maven
8 33 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 23 (13.94%) JUnit
10 17 (10.30%) Jasmine
10 17 (10.30%) SoapUI
11 12 (7.27%) Hudson
12 6 (3.64%) AppVeyor
12 6 (3.64%) CircleCI
12 6 (3.64%) JBehave
13 5 (3.03%) FitNesse
13 5 (3.03%) HP UFT
13 5 (3.03%) Vagrant
14 4 (2.42%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (7.27%) Finance
2 4 (2.42%) Games
2 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) Banking
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (50.30%) Developer
2 53 (32.12%) Java Developer
3 43 (26.06%) Tester
4 35 (21.21%) Automation Tester
5 21 (12.73%) Software Engineer
6 16 (9.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 16 (9.70%) Selenium Tester
7 15 (9.09%) Java Engineer
7 15 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
8 13 (7.88%) Analyst
8 13 (7.88%) Test Analyst
9 11 (6.67%) Java Automation Tester
10 7 (4.24%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Java Software Developer
10 7 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Lead Software Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Test Leader
12 5 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 5 (3.03%) Manual Tester
12 5 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.88%) Spring
2 38 (23.03%) Node.js
3 36 (21.82%) Hibernate
4 30 (18.18%) REST
5 29 (17.58%) HTML
6 18 (10.91%) XML
7 17 (10.30%) Spring Boot
8 13 (7.88%) CSS
9 11 (6.67%) HTML5
10 10 (6.06%) .NET
10 10 (6.06%) CSS3
10 10 (6.06%) JSON
10 10 (6.06%) RESTful
11 9 (5.45%) SOAP
12 8 (4.85%) AngularJS
13 7 (4.24%) Gherkin
14 6 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (3.64%) Kafka
14 6 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (3.64%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.58%) Algorithms
1 29 (17.58%) Data Structures
2 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.03%) User Experience
4 3 (1.82%) Clustering
4 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.61%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) IPTV
6 1 (0.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.61%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.58%) Linux
2 23 (13.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (7.27%) Unix
4 7 (4.24%) Android
5 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.21%) Windows
7 1 (0.61%) AIX
7 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (29.70%) BDD
4 46 (27.88%) TDD
5 41 (24.85%) OO
6 36 (21.82%) Scrum
7 32 (19.39%) Microservices
7 32 (19.39%) Open Source
7 32 (19.39%) Software Engineering
7 32 (19.39%) Test Scripting
8 27 (16.36%) SDLC
9 24 (14.55%) Mentoring
10 22 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 22 (13.33%) SFIA
11 20 (12.12%) Kanban
12 19 (11.52%) Coaching
12 19 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (7.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (7.88%) DevOps
13 13 (7.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (75.15%) Java
2 87 (52.73%) JavaScript
3 67 (40.61%) SQL
4 32 (19.39%) Python
5 27 (16.36%) C#
6 19 (11.52%) Bash Shell
7 18 (10.91%) PHP
8 15 (9.09%) Ruby
9 11 (6.67%) Scala
10 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.82%) VBScript
11 2 (1.21%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.21%) C
11 2 (1.21%) C++
11 2 (1.21%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.61%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.61%) Groovy
12 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (3.03%) Degree
3 4 (2.42%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.61%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (6.06%) Docker
2 3 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) Puppet
2 8 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.03%) Ansible
4 3 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.82%) Rancher
5 1 (0.61%) Grafana
5 1 (0.61%) Graylog
5 1 (0.61%) Kibana
5 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (9.70%) Red Hat
2 9 (5.45%) Oracle
3 7 (4.24%) Google
3 7 (4.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.03%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.42%) Adobe
6 2 (1.21%) Apple
6 2 (1.21%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.21%) IBM
6 2 (1.21%) Zend
7 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.61%) HP
7 1 (0.61%) New Relic
7 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.61%) Sun