Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 167 183 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 7.40% 7.00% 6.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.59% 7.98% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 100 172
Leeds median daily rate £413 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £265
90th Percentile £550 £539 £505
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +1.20% +10.67% -
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 1944 2293 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.17% 87.65% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1547 2002
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £265
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 28 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.20 £8.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.13 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -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 24 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 24 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.

1 130 (77.84%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (75.45%) Java
3 90 (53.89%) JavaScript
4 82 (49.10%) Git (software)
5 71 (42.51%) SQL
6 61 (36.53%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (34.13%) NoSQL
8 52 (31.14%) Cucumber
8 52 (31.14%) Selenium
9 51 (30.54%) MongoDB
10 49 (29.34%) BDD
11 48 (28.74%) TDD
12 46 (27.54%) Jenkins
13 45 (26.95%) Spring
14 42 (25.15%) Subversion
14 42 (25.15%) OO
15 40 (23.95%) Node.js
16 37 (22.16%) Hibernate
17 36 (21.56%) Mercurial
17 36 (21.56%) Microservices
18 35 (20.96%) JIRA
18 35 (20.96%) Scrum
19 34 (20.36%) Software Engineering
19 34 (20.36%) Maven
20 32 (19.16%) Open Source
20 32 (19.16%) Confluence
21 31 (18.56%) WebDriver
21 31 (18.56%) Test Scripting
22 30 (17.96%) REST
23 29 (17.37%) Linux

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 (19.16%) Confluence
2 5 (2.99%) JBoss
2 5 (2.99%) Jetty
2 5 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.99%) Tornado
2 5 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.80%) nginx
5 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.37%) Slack
2 9 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.20%) Google Play
3 2 (1.20%) Heroku
3 2 (1.20%) npm
4 1 (0.60%) Force.com
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.59%) HTTP
2 5 (2.99%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (34.13%) NoSQL
2 51 (30.54%) MongoDB
3 29 (17.37%) MySQL
4 26 (15.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 26 (15.57%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.99%) Couchbase
5 5 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.99%) Redis
5 5 (2.99%) Riak
6 3 (1.80%) Big Data
6 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (49.10%) Git (software)
2 52 (31.14%) Cucumber
2 52 (31.14%) Selenium
3 46 (27.54%) Jenkins
4 42 (25.15%) Subversion
5 36 (21.56%) Mercurial
6 35 (20.96%) JIRA
7 34 (20.36%) Maven
8 31 (18.56%) WebDriver
9 23 (13.77%) JUnit
10 19 (11.38%) Jasmine
11 17 (10.18%) SoapUI
12 10 (5.99%) Hudson
13 6 (3.59%) AppVeyor
13 6 (3.59%) CircleCI
13 6 (3.59%) HP UFT
13 6 (3.59%) JBehave
14 5 (2.99%) FitNesse
14 5 (2.99%) Vagrant
15 4 (2.40%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (6.59%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Games
3 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 85 (50.90%) Developer
2 54 (32.34%) Java Developer
3 41 (24.55%) Tester
4 33 (19.76%) Automation Tester
5 22 (13.17%) Software Engineer
6 15 (8.98%) Java Engineer
6 15 (8.98%) Java Software Engineer
7 14 (8.38%) Analyst
7 14 (8.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 14 (8.38%) Selenium Tester
7 14 (8.38%) Test Analyst
8 11 (6.59%) Java Automation Tester
9 9 (5.39%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (4.79%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (4.19%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (4.19%) Lead Software Engineer
12 6 (3.59%) Manual Tester
12 6 (3.59%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.59%) Test Leader
13 5 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.95%) Spring
2 40 (23.95%) Node.js
3 37 (22.16%) Hibernate
4 30 (17.96%) REST
5 26 (15.57%) HTML
6 18 (10.78%) Spring Boot
7 17 (10.18%) XML
8 11 (6.59%) CSS
9 10 (5.99%) .NET
9 10 (5.99%) SOAP
10 9 (5.39%) HTML5
10 9 (5.39%) RESTful
11 8 (4.79%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.79%) CSS3
11 8 (4.79%) JSON
11 8 (4.79%) Kafka
11 8 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (4.19%) Gherkin
13 6 (3.59%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (3.59%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.37%) Algorithms
1 29 (17.37%) Data Structures
2 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.40%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.40%) User Experience
5 3 (1.80%) Clustering
5 3 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.37%) Linux
2 25 (14.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (5.99%) Unix
4 7 (4.19%) Android
5 6 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.20%) Windows
7 1 (0.60%) AIX
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (77.84%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (36.53%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (29.34%) BDD
4 48 (28.74%) TDD
5 42 (25.15%) OO
6 36 (21.56%) Microservices
7 35 (20.96%) Scrum
8 34 (20.36%) Software Engineering
9 32 (19.16%) Open Source
10 31 (18.56%) Test Scripting
11 26 (15.57%) Mentoring
11 26 (15.57%) SDLC
12 24 (14.37%) SFIA
13 23 (13.77%) Integration Testing
13 23 (13.77%) Kanban
14 22 (13.17%) Coaching
15 18 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (8.38%) Continuous Delivery
17 13 (7.78%) DevOps
18 12 (7.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 126 (75.45%) Java
2 90 (53.89%) JavaScript
3 71 (42.51%) SQL
4 27 (16.17%) Python
5 26 (15.57%) C#
6 17 (10.18%) Bash Shell
7 16 (9.58%) PHP
8 15 (8.98%) Ruby
9 9 (5.39%) Scala
10 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.80%) VBScript
11 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.20%) C
11 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.60%) C++
12 1 (0.60%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.60%) Groovy
12 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (2.99%) Degree
2 5 (2.99%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.20%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (5.99%) Docker
2 3 (1.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (5.99%) Puppet
2 8 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.99%) Ansible
4 3 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.80%) Rancher
5 1 (0.60%) Grafana
5 1 (0.60%) Graylog
5 1 (0.60%) Kibana
5 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (10.78%) Red Hat
2 9 (5.39%) Oracle
3 7 (4.19%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.99%) Google
4 5 (2.99%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.40%) Adobe
6 2 (1.20%) Apple
6 2 (1.20%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.20%) IBM
6 2 (1.20%) Zend
7 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) New Relic
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.60%) Sun
7 1 (0.60%) Workday