Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 79 167 250
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 15.16% 9.29% 9.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.21% 10.57% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 117 159
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% -2.44%
10th Percentile £281 £333 £320
90th Percentile £550 £593 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £473 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -0.53% +18.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +81.84% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year - +81.84% -

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 459 1,580 2,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.10% 87.88% 90.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 1,082 1,586
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £568
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 62 42
Median hourly rate £23.37 £20.91 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +22.97% +6.25%
10th Percentile £16.50 £11.40 £11.31
90th Percentile £44.28 £35.00 £32.73
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year +23.66% +9.41% +19.72%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Leeds

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds.

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 75 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (87.34%) Java
3 54 (68.35%) Pair Programming
4 53 (67.09%) AWS
5 49 (62.03%) Java 8
6 41 (51.90%) Mockito
7 38 (48.10%) BDD
8 37 (46.84%) REST
8 37 (46.84%) JIRA
9 36 (45.57%) Azure
9 36 (45.57%) Git (software)
9 36 (45.57%) Scrum
10 35 (44.30%) TDD
10 35 (44.30%) Kanban
11 33 (41.77%) GitHub
11 33 (41.77%) Confluence
11 33 (41.77%) JSON
11 33 (41.77%) Slack
11 33 (41.77%) Sonatype Nexus
11 33 (41.77%) Jenkins
12 32 (40.51%) Spring
13 31 (39.24%) Maven
13 31 (39.24%) Microservices
13 31 (39.24%) Spring Boot
13 31 (39.24%) Continuous Deployment
14 30 (37.97%) AppDynamics
14 30 (37.97%) Docker
14 30 (37.97%) Node.js
14 30 (37.97%) Splunk
15 28 (35.44%) Mobile App

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 33 (41.77%) Confluence
2 21 (26.58%) Cloud Foundry
2 21 (26.58%) Mule
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 53 (67.09%) AWS
2 36 (45.57%) Azure
3 33 (41.77%) GitHub
3 33 (41.77%) Slack
4 12 (15.19%) npm
5 9 (11.39%) PaaS
6 8 (10.13%) IaaS
7 7 (8.86%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) SSL
2 7 (8.86%) DNS
2 7 (8.86%) Firewall
2 7 (8.86%) Reverse Proxy
2 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (7.59%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.33%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (51.90%) Mockito
2 37 (46.84%) JIRA
3 36 (45.57%) Git (software)
4 33 (41.77%) Jenkins
4 33 (41.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 31 (39.24%) Maven
6 26 (32.91%) JUnit
7 19 (24.05%) Selenium
8 18 (22.78%) Android Studio
9 15 (18.99%) CocoaPods
9 15 (18.99%) Xcode
10 10 (12.66%) IntelliJ
11 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
12 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
12 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
13 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (2.53%) GitLab
14 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
15 1 (1.27%) Appium
15 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (30.38%) Public Sector
2 18 (22.78%) Finance
3 9 (11.39%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (54.43%) Developer
2 32 (40.51%) Java Developer
3 6 (7.59%) iOS Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Tester
4 5 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Android Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
5 4 (5.06%) AWS Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Consultant
7 2 (2.53%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (2.53%) Financial Services Project Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (2.53%) Software Tester
7 2 (2.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.27%) Cloud Specialist
8 1 (1.27%) Mobile Engineer
8 1 (1.27%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (46.84%) REST
2 33 (41.77%) JSON
3 32 (40.51%) Spring
4 31 (39.24%) Spring Boot
5 30 (37.97%) Node.js
6 23 (29.11%) WireMock
7 20 (25.32%) React
8 17 (21.52%) ActiveMQ
8 17 (21.52%) JAX-RS
9 15 (18.99%) Jest
10 13 (16.46%) Enzyme
10 13 (16.46%) Redux
11 11 (13.92%) Express
12 5 (6.33%) Gherkin
13 1 (1.27%) CSS3
13 1 (1.27%) HTML5
13 1 (1.27%) jQuery
13 1 (1.27%) JSTL
13 1 (1.27%) OSGi
13 1 (1.27%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.44%) Mobile App
2 9 (11.39%) User Experience
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Linux
2 20 (25.32%) Mac OS X
2 20 (25.32%) Unix
3 19 (24.05%) Android
4 16 (20.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (94.94%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (68.35%) Pair Programming
3 38 (48.10%) BDD
4 36 (45.57%) Scrum
5 35 (44.30%) Kanban
5 35 (44.30%) TDD
6 31 (39.24%) Continuous Deployment
6 31 (39.24%) Microservices
7 22 (27.85%) Web Design
8 21 (26.58%) Responsive Web Design
9 20 (25.32%) Web Development
10 19 (24.05%) DevOps
11 18 (22.78%) Android Development
12 17 (21.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 15 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (18.99%) iOS Development
14 12 (15.19%) Load Balancing
15 11 (13.92%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (12.66%) Data Engineering
16 10 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 69 (87.34%) Java
2 49 (62.03%) Java 8
3 18 (22.78%) Kotlin
3 18 (22.78%) Python
4 15 (18.99%) Apple Swift
5 12 (15.19%) ES6
6 8 (10.13%) SQL
7 6 (7.59%) C#
8 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.53%) Scala
10 1 (1.27%) Go
10 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (8.86%) DBS Check
3 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) QA
System Software
1 30 (37.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (26.58%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.27%) Ansible
2 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) AppDynamics
1 30 (37.97%) Splunk
2 12 (15.19%) Blue Coat
2 12 (15.19%) F5
3 1 (1.27%) Adobe
3 1 (1.27%) Google