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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Rank 77 83 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.16% 1.05% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.23% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
Median daily rate £370 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £298 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

Test Automation 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 877 1216 1005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.27% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 864 672
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 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
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%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 30 (90.91%) Selenium
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (69.70%) Java
4 19 (57.58%) BDD
5 17 (51.52%) QA
6 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
7 15 (45.45%) TDD
8 14 (42.42%) WebDriver
9 13 (39.39%) Scrum
9 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
9 13 (39.39%) Automation Testing
10 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
10 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
10 12 (36.36%) Scala
11 11 (33.33%) Kanban
12 10 (30.30%) User Stories
12 10 (30.30%) Gherkin
13 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
14 8 (24.24%) Web Services
14 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
15 7 (21.21%) JUnit
16 6 (18.18%) SoapUI
16 6 (18.18%) RESTful
16 6 (18.18%) Groovy
16 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
16 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
16 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
16 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing

Test Automation
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 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LDAP
1 2 (6.06%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (90.91%) Selenium
2 16 (48.48%) Cucumber
3 14 (42.42%) WebDriver
4 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 7 (21.21%) JUnit
6 6 (18.18%) SoapUI
7 5 (15.15%) JMeter
8 3 (9.09%) JIRA
8 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
8 3 (9.09%) Mockito
8 3 (9.09%) RSpec
9 2 (6.06%) FitNesse
9 2 (6.06%) Hudson
9 2 (6.06%) JBehave
9 2 (6.06%) MSTest
9 2 (6.06%) NUnit
9 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (6.06%) TestNG
9 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
10 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (6.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Tester
2 13 (39.39%) Automation Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Selenium Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Test Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Java Automation Tester
5 6 (18.18%) Developer
6 5 (15.15%) Developer in Test
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) QA Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Gherkin
2 8 (24.24%) Web Services
3 6 (18.18%) RESTful
4 3 (9.09%) JSON
5 2 (6.06%) Apache CXF
5 2 (6.06%) jQuery
5 2 (6.06%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (6.06%) REST
5 2 (6.06%) SOAP
5 2 (6.06%) Spring
5 2 (6.06%) Symfony
6 1 (3.03%) HTML
6 1 (3.03%) PowerMock
6 1 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) BDD
3 15 (45.45%) TDD
4 13 (39.39%) Automated Testing
4 13 (39.39%) Automation Testing
4 13 (39.39%) Scrum
5 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 11 (33.33%) Kanban
7 10 (30.30%) User Stories
8 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
9 8 (24.24%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
11 6 (18.18%) API Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
11 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
12 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
12 5 (15.15%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 12 (36.36%) Scala
3 6 (18.18%) Groovy
4 5 (15.15%) C#
5 3 (9.09%) PHP
5 3 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.06%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) SQL
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SDET
2 2 (6.06%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
1 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.03%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (3.03%) Google
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