Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 16 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 224 197 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.41% 8.69% 5.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.93% 10.14% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 110 138
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £537 £514 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 2,049 1,943 2,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.09% 85.75% 87.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,426 1,272 1,761
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £275
90th Percentile £542 £550 £580
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 50
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.30% -10.00% -6.25%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year +10.34% -5.28% -6.43%

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 22 February 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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 188 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (63.84%) Java
3 128 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 94 (41.96%) Git (software)
5 93 (41.52%) SQL
6 86 (38.39%) TDD
7 69 (30.80%) BDD
8 66 (29.46%) OO
8 66 (29.46%) Microservices
9 65 (29.02%) NoSQL
10 62 (27.68%) Scrum
11 60 (26.79%) JIRA
12 59 (26.34%) Continuous Integration
13 58 (25.89%) Spring
13 58 (25.89%) Software Engineering
14 57 (25.45%) Kanban
15 56 (25.00%) MongoDB
16 54 (24.11%) Cucumber
17 52 (23.21%) Jenkins
18 51 (22.77%) Selenium
19 50 (22.32%) Node.js
20 48 (21.43%) Confluence
21 47 (20.98%) Maven
22 46 (20.54%) MySQL
23 45 (20.09%) Hibernate
24 43 (19.20%) C#
24 43 (19.20%) Open Source
25 39 (17.41%) PostgreSQL
25 39 (17.41%) Spring Boot
26 38 (16.96%) 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 48 (21.43%) Confluence
2 6 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (2.68%) Apache
2 6 (2.68%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.79%) JBoss
3 4 (1.79%) Jetty
3 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.79%) Tornado
3 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.34%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.34%) nginx
4 3 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.63%) Slack
2 19 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.34%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.89%) GitHub
6 2 (0.89%) Google Play
6 2 (0.89%) Heroku
6 2 (0.89%) npm
6 2 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.68%) AMQP
2 3 (1.34%) HTTP
3 2 (0.89%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.89%) Internet
3 2 (0.89%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (29.02%) NoSQL
2 56 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 46 (20.54%) MySQL
4 39 (17.41%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (14.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (6.70%) Big Data
7 13 (5.80%) Hadoop
8 11 (4.91%) Apache Hive
9 9 (4.02%) SQL Server
10 7 (3.13%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.68%) Couchbase
11 6 (2.68%) Redis
12 5 (2.23%) HBase
13 4 (1.79%) Riak
14 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
16 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
16 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (41.96%) Git (software)
2 60 (26.79%) JIRA
3 54 (24.11%) Cucumber
4 52 (23.21%) Jenkins
5 51 (22.77%) Selenium
6 47 (20.98%) Maven
7 37 (16.52%) Subversion
8 34 (15.18%) Mercurial
9 30 (13.39%) JUnit
10 25 (11.16%) Jasmine
11 22 (9.82%) WebDriver
12 13 (5.80%) SpecFlow
13 11 (4.91%) SoapUI
14 8 (3.57%) AppVeyor
14 8 (3.57%) CircleCI
15 7 (3.13%) Visual Studio
16 6 (2.68%) Artifactory
16 6 (2.68%) Eclipse
16 6 (2.68%) gulp
16 6 (2.68%) JIRA Agile
General
1 10 (4.46%) Games
2 7 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.68%) Finance
4 2 (0.89%) Law
4 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (48.66%) Developer
2 64 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 41 (18.30%) Software Engineer
4 39 (17.41%) Tester
5 26 (11.61%) Java Engineer
6 25 (11.16%) Automation Tester
7 23 (10.27%) Java Software Engineer
8 18 (8.04%) Analyst
8 18 (8.04%) Test Analyst
9 15 (6.70%) Test Engineer
10 14 (6.25%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (4.91%) JavaScript Engineer
13 10 (4.46%) Automation Test Analyst
13 10 (4.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (4.46%) Java Software Developer
13 10 (4.46%) Software Developer
14 9 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
14 9 (4.02%) Software Tester
15 7 (3.13%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.89%) Spring
2 50 (22.32%) Node.js
3 45 (20.09%) Hibernate
4 39 (17.41%) Spring Boot
5 38 (16.96%) REST
6 32 (14.29%) HTML
7 27 (12.05%) .NET
8 26 (11.61%) Kafka
9 25 (11.16%) XML
10 24 (10.71%) RESTful
11 18 (8.04%) CSS
12 17 (7.59%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (7.14%) jQuery
14 13 (5.80%) ASP.NET
15 12 (5.36%) AngularJS
16 11 (4.91%) Spring Security
17 10 (4.46%) ActiveMQ
17 10 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
18 9 (4.02%) Gherkin
18 9 (4.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.82%) Algorithms
1 22 (9.82%) Data Structures
2 13 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.02%) User Experience
4 7 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.68%) iPhone
6 5 (2.23%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.89%) Life Science
8 2 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.07%) Linux
2 32 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (8.93%) Android
4 11 (4.91%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.89%) Windows
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (38.39%) TDD
3 69 (30.80%) BDD
4 66 (29.46%) Microservices
4 66 (29.46%) OO
5 62 (27.68%) Scrum
6 59 (26.34%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (25.89%) Software Engineering
8 57 (25.45%) Kanban
9 43 (19.20%) Open Source
10 37 (16.52%) Mentoring
10 37 (16.52%) SFIA
11 31 (13.84%) Coaching
12 30 (13.39%) Test Scripting
13 27 (12.05%) SDLC
14 22 (9.82%) Integration Testing
15 21 (9.38%) User Stories
16 20 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (8.04%) Unit Testing
18 17 (7.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 143 (63.84%) Java
2 128 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 93 (41.52%) SQL
4 43 (19.20%) C#
5 18 (8.04%) Python
5 18 (8.04%) Ruby
6 13 (5.80%) PHP
7 8 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.13%) Scala
9 4 (1.79%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.34%) VB
10 3 (1.34%) VB6
11 2 (0.89%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.89%) C
11 2 (0.89%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.45%) C++
12 1 (0.45%) Go
12 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.13%) Degree
3 6 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.79%) ISEB
5 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.95%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.89%) Varnish
3 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (7.14%) Puppet
2 9 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.57%) Ansible
4 6 (2.68%) Grafana
4 6 (2.68%) Graylog
4 6 (2.68%) Terraform
5 3 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.45%) Kibana
6 1 (0.45%) Rancher
Vendors
1 27 (12.05%) Red Hat
2 13 (5.80%) Oracle
3 8 (3.57%) Google
4 7 (3.13%) Xamarin
5 6 (2.68%) Adobe
5 6 (2.68%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.34%) Cadence
7 3 (1.34%) Capita
8 2 (0.89%) Apple
8 2 (0.89%) F5
8 2 (0.89%) Perforce
9 1 (0.45%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.45%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.45%) IBM
9 1 (0.45%) New Relic
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) Workday