Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 86 197 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 5.35% 8.62% 9.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 9.78% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 143 173
Leeds median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £321
90th Percentile £540 £538 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £413
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Leeds median hourly rate £31.21 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.67% - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £31.21 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year +48.67% - -

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 1,416 2,014 2,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.17% 88.14% 86.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1,400 1,408
Leeds median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.17% +2.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £274
90th Percentile £600 £575 £546
West Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 44
Leeds median hourly rate £21.46 £20.24 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.04% -47.78% +187.04%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £35.00 £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.70 £17.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.41% +7.81% +9.85%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020, 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 62 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.37%) Java
2 33 (38.37%) Scrum
3 30 (34.88%) Spring
4 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
5 28 (32.56%) JSON
6 25 (29.07%) SQL
7 24 (27.91%) Kanban
8 23 (26.74%) REST
9 22 (25.58%) Jenkins
9 22 (25.58%) JIRA
9 22 (25.58%) Spring Boot
10 21 (24.42%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (22.09%) Confluence
11 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
11 19 (22.09%) Selenium
11 19 (22.09%) TDD
11 19 (22.09%) Finance
12 17 (19.77%) GitHub
12 17 (19.77%) Microservices
13 16 (18.60%) Docker
13 16 (18.60%) Node.js
13 16 (18.60%) Slack
14 15 (17.44%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (17.44%) BDD
14 15 (17.44%) Maven
15 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
15 14 (16.28%) Azure
15 14 (16.28%) AWS
16 13 (15.12%) DevOps

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 19 (22.09%) Confluence
2 3 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.49%) Mule
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.16%) Drupal
3 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.16%) SAS
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.77%) GitHub
2 16 (18.60%) Slack
3 14 (16.28%) AWS
3 14 (16.28%) Azure
4 5 (5.81%) GCP
5 3 (3.49%) npm
6 2 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.16%) Azure Stack
7 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.16%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.16%) SSL
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.33%) Big Data
6 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.16%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (1.16%) Parquet
7 1 (1.16%) Power BI
7 1 (1.16%) Riak
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (33.72%) Git (software)
2 22 (25.58%) Jenkins
2 22 (25.58%) JIRA
3 19 (22.09%) Selenium
4 15 (17.44%) Maven
4 15 (17.44%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (13.95%) Xcode
6 10 (11.63%) SpecFlow
7 9 (10.47%) Cucumber
7 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (8.14%) JMeter
8 7 (8.14%) Visual Studio
9 5 (5.81%) Gradle
10 4 (4.65%) JUnit
11 3 (3.49%) Android Studio
11 3 (3.49%) CocoaPods
11 3 (3.49%) Gatling
11 3 (3.49%) Mockito
11 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.49%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.81%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.65%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (48.84%) Developer
2 24 (27.91%) Tester
3 13 (15.12%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.14%) Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Android Developer
6 6 (6.98%) iOS Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Scala Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Developer in Test
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.33%) AWS Developer
10 2 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Manual Tester
10 2 (2.33%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) Spring
2 28 (32.56%) JSON
3 23 (26.74%) REST
4 22 (25.58%) Spring Boot
5 16 (18.60%) Node.js
6 12 (13.95%) React
7 11 (12.79%) XML
8 10 (11.63%) Gherkin
9 8 (9.30%) Kafka
9 8 (9.30%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (9.30%) RESTful
10 7 (8.14%) CSS
10 7 (8.14%) HTML
10 7 (8.14%) HTML5
10 7 (8.14%) Redux
11 6 (6.98%) CSS3
11 6 (6.98%) Play Framework
12 5 (5.81%) Ajax
12 5 (5.81%) Guice
12 5 (5.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Mobile App
2 12 (13.95%) User Experience
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.49%) NHS
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Apple iOS
2 10 (11.63%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Unix
4 2 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.37%) Scrum
3 24 (27.91%) Kanban
4 21 (24.42%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (22.09%) Software Testing
5 19 (22.09%) TDD
6 17 (19.77%) Microservices
7 15 (17.44%) BDD
8 13 (15.12%) DevOps
9 12 (13.95%) iOS Development
10 11 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (11.63%) Android Development
11 10 (11.63%) Open Source
12 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
12 9 (10.47%) Test Strategy
13 8 (9.30%) Change Management
13 8 (9.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 8 (9.30%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.30%) Pair Programming
13 8 (9.30%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.37%) Java
2 25 (29.07%) SQL
3 14 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.12%) C#
5 12 (13.95%) Apple Swift
5 12 (13.95%) Java 8
6 7 (8.14%) Ruby
7 6 (6.98%) Scala
8 5 (5.81%) Python
9 4 (4.65%) ES6
10 3 (3.49%) Kotlin
11 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (1.16%) ES7
12 1 (1.16%) Go
12 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.16%) PHP
12 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.81%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) ISEB
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.33%) WCAG
4 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.33%) Kibana
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Grafana
3 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.16%) logstash
3 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) AppDynamics
1 10 (11.63%) Google
1 10 (11.63%) Splunk
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) Blue Coat
3 3 (3.49%) F5
4 2 (2.33%) Databricks
4 2 (2.33%) New Relic
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.16%) BiZZdesign
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) Informatica
5 1 (1.16%) RedGate
5 1 (1.16%) Spotify
5 1 (1.16%) Talend
5 1 (1.16%) Xamarin