Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 11 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 326 216 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.74% 10.16% 6.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.37% 11.51% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 125 134
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £315 £308 £285
90th Percentile £526 £523 £554
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +20.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate £36.00 - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £36.00 - £35.00

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 2,269 1,877 2,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 88.70% 88.25% 87.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,566 1,252 1,778
Leeds median daily rate £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £290
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 35
Leeds median hourly rate £32.25 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.41% +11.54% -25.71%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.06 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.05 £31.90 £21.35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% -12.90% -11.43%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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.

1 253 (77.61%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (46.93%) Java
3 147 (45.09%) JavaScript
4 115 (35.28%) TDD
5 103 (31.60%) Selenium
6 98 (30.06%) Scrum
7 95 (29.14%) C#
8 93 (28.53%) BDD
9 86 (26.38%) Git (software)
10 85 (26.07%) SQL
11 82 (25.15%) Microservices
12 72 (22.09%) Cucumber
13 67 (20.55%) Kanban
13 67 (20.55%) OO
14 62 (19.02%) Linux
14 62 (19.02%) JIRA
15 57 (17.48%) Software Engineering
16 52 (15.95%) Spring
16 52 (15.95%) Jenkins
17 51 (15.64%) MySQL
18 50 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
19 49 (15.03%) Open Source
19 49 (15.03%) Node.js
20 47 (14.42%) QA
21 46 (14.11%) PostgreSQL
21 46 (14.11%) NoSQL
22 45 (13.80%) Test Scripting
23 44 (13.50%) Confluence
23 44 (13.50%) Mentoring
24 43 (13.19%) Spring Boot

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 44 (13.50%) Confluence
2 22 (6.75%) Apache
3 12 (3.68%) Apache Spark
4 9 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.23%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.61%) nginx
10 1 (0.31%) CMS
10 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.51%) Slack
2 18 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.45%) SaaS
4 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.23%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.61%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.61%) GitHub
8 2 (0.61%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.76%) HTTP
2 4 (1.23%) SMS
3 2 (0.61%) AMQP
3 2 (0.61%) BIG-IP
3 2 (0.61%) FIX Connectivity
3 2 (0.61%) Internet
3 2 (0.61%) SAN
4 1 (0.31%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.64%) MySQL
2 46 (14.11%) NoSQL
2 46 (14.11%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (11.66%) MongoDB
4 35 (10.74%) Big Data
5 29 (8.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (5.52%) Apache Hive
7 16 (4.91%) SQL Server
8 12 (3.68%) Hadoop
9 11 (3.37%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.15%) Redis
11 6 (1.84%) HBase
12 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.61%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.61%) ObjectStore
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 103 (31.60%) Selenium
2 86 (26.38%) Git (software)
3 72 (22.09%) Cucumber
4 62 (19.02%) JIRA
5 52 (15.95%) Jenkins
6 40 (12.27%) WebDriver
7 36 (11.04%) Maven
8 34 (10.43%) JUnit
9 32 (9.82%) SpecFlow
10 26 (7.98%) Jasmine
11 20 (6.13%) SoapUI
12 14 (4.29%) Subversion
13 12 (3.68%) Artifactory
13 12 (3.68%) Mercurial
14 10 (3.07%) Appium
15 9 (2.76%) HP UFT
16 7 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio
17 6 (1.84%) JIRA Agile
18 5 (1.53%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (5.21%) Finance
2 12 (3.68%) Games
3 9 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.15%) Law
5 5 (1.53%) Retail
6 4 (1.23%) Banking
7 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 113 (34.66%) Developer
2 74 (22.70%) Tester
3 55 (16.87%) Automation Tester
3 55 (16.87%) Java Developer
4 42 (12.88%) Software Engineer
5 37 (11.35%) Analyst
5 37 (11.35%) Test Analyst
6 34 (10.43%) Test Engineer
7 27 (8.28%) Java Engineer
8 22 (6.75%) Test Automation Engineer
9 19 (5.83%) Automation Test Analyst
10 17 (5.21%) Java Software Engineer
11 15 (4.60%) Web Developer
12 14 (4.29%) JavaScript Engineer
13 13 (3.99%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (3.99%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.68%) Developer in Test
14 12 (3.68%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.68%) Software Tester
15 10 (3.07%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.95%) Spring
2 49 (15.03%) Node.js
3 43 (13.19%) Kafka
3 43 (13.19%) Spring Boot
4 41 (12.58%) RESTful
5 38 (11.66%) .NET
6 37 (11.35%) REST
7 33 (10.12%) Hibernate
8 30 (9.20%) HTML
9 25 (7.67%) ASP.NET
10 23 (7.06%) RabbitMQ
11 22 (6.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (5.52%) XML
13 15 (4.60%) jQuery
14 14 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (4.29%) Gherkin
15 13 (3.99%) CSS
15 13 (3.99%) SOAP
16 12 (3.68%) Spring Batch
16 12 (3.68%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.75%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (4.29%) User Experience
3 13 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.84%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.84%) iPhone
5 6 (1.84%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.53%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.53%) Online Games
7 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.23%) NHS
8 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.61%) Equities
9 2 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.61%) Life Science
9 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.02%) Linux
2 30 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (7.36%) Android
4 16 (4.91%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.15%) Windows
6 2 (0.61%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.61%) VMS
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (77.61%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (35.28%) TDD
3 98 (30.06%) Scrum
4 93 (28.53%) BDD
5 82 (25.15%) Microservices
6 67 (20.55%) Kanban
6 67 (20.55%) OO
7 57 (17.48%) Software Engineering
8 50 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (15.03%) Open Source
10 45 (13.80%) Test Scripting
11 44 (13.50%) Mentoring
12 37 (11.35%) API Testing
13 33 (10.12%) User Stories
14 31 (9.51%) SDET
14 31 (9.51%) SFIA
15 29 (8.90%) Coaching
16 28 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (7.98%) DevOps
18 25 (7.67%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 153 (46.93%) Java
2 147 (45.09%) JavaScript
3 95 (29.14%) C#
4 85 (26.07%) SQL
5 31 (9.51%) Java 8
6 27 (8.28%) Python
7 22 (6.75%) PHP
8 19 (5.83%) Ruby
9 10 (3.07%) Kotlin
9 10 (3.07%) Scala
10 9 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.84%) Go
12 3 (0.92%) VB
12 3 (0.92%) VB6
13 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.61%) PHP 7
13 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) C
14 1 (0.31%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.99%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.15%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.84%) Degree
5 5 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.53%) ISEB
6 4 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (14.42%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (12.88%) Docker
2 7 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.61%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (6.75%) Puppet
2 17 (5.21%) Terraform
3 12 (3.68%) Grafana
3 12 (3.68%) Graylog
4 9 (2.76%) Rancher
5 6 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.53%) Ansible
7 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (9.20%) Red Hat
2 13 (3.99%) Splunk
3 9 (2.76%) Oracle
4 8 (2.45%) Cadence
4 8 (2.45%) Google
4 8 (2.45%) Zend
5 6 (1.84%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.84%) Capita
6 5 (1.53%) Adobe
7 4 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.92%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.61%) F5
9 2 (0.61%) Perforce
9 2 (0.61%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.61%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.31%) Infor