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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 106 109 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.62% 7.28% 5.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.92% 8.20% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 77
Median daily rate £400 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

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 971 1329 1326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.11% 88.72% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 943 985
Median daily rate £405 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leeds over the 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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.

1 174 (78.03%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (56.95%) Java
3 82 (36.77%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (34.53%) Python
5 73 (32.74%) JavaScript
6 70 (31.39%) Selenium
7 69 (30.94%) Git (software)
8 67 (30.04%) Jenkins
9 61 (27.35%) HTML
10 60 (26.91%) Linux
11 56 (25.11%) Cucumber
12 52 (23.32%) Scrum
13 51 (22.87%) BDD
14 50 (22.42%) TDD
14 50 (22.42%) Scala
15 49 (21.97%) Software Engineering
15 49 (21.97%) SQL
16 47 (21.08%) Subversion
17 45 (20.18%) WebDriver
18 44 (19.73%) Open Source
18 44 (19.73%) JIRA
18 44 (19.73%) HTTP
19 43 (19.28%) CSS
20 42 (18.83%) Configuration Management
21 41 (18.39%) Ruby
22 40 (17.94%) RESTful
23 37 (16.59%) SDLC
24 36 (16.14%) REST
25 35 (15.70%) Confluence
26 34 (15.25%) NoSQL

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 35 (15.70%) Confluence
2 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.79%) nginx
4 3 (1.35%) Apache
4 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
6 1 (0.45%) Drupal
6 1 (0.45%) Tornado
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.28%) Slack
2 3 (1.35%) GitHub
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Force.com
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (19.73%) HTTP
2 7 (3.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.25%) NoSQL
2 32 (14.35%) Relational Database
3 29 (13.00%) MongoDB
4 22 (9.87%) MySQL
5 21 (9.42%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (6.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.59%) Redis
8 7 (3.14%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.90%) Big Data
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.45%) Riak
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (31.39%) Selenium
2 69 (30.94%) Git (software)
3 67 (30.04%) Jenkins
4 56 (25.11%) Cucumber
5 47 (21.08%) Subversion
6 45 (20.18%) WebDriver
7 44 (19.73%) JIRA
8 28 (12.56%) JUnit
9 21 (9.42%) Hudson
10 18 (8.07%) Mercurial
11 16 (7.17%) Visual Studio
12 14 (6.28%) SoapUI
12 14 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (5.83%) Jasmine
14 9 (4.04%) JMeter
14 9 (4.04%) MSTest
15 7 (3.14%) PHPUnit
16 5 (2.24%) HP UFT
16 5 (2.24%) LoadRunner
16 5 (2.24%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (7.17%) Finance
2 7 (3.14%) Marketing
3 3 (1.35%) Automotive
3 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.90%) Games
4 2 (0.90%) German Language
4 2 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (42.60%) Developer
2 62 (27.80%) Tester
3 42 (18.83%) Automation Tester
4 39 (17.49%) Java Developer
5 26 (11.66%) Scala Developer
6 24 (10.76%) Selenium Tester
7 23 (10.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 16 (7.17%) Analyst
8 16 (7.17%) Java Scala Developer
9 15 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (6.73%) Test Analyst
10 14 (6.28%) PHP Developer
11 12 (5.38%) iOS Developer
11 12 (5.38%) Java Automation Tester
12 11 (4.93%) Web Automation Tester
12 11 (4.93%) Web Tester
13 10 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (4.48%) Software Engineer
14 9 (4.04%) Java Engineer
15 8 (3.59%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (27.35%) HTML
2 43 (19.28%) CSS
3 40 (17.94%) RESTful
4 36 (16.14%) REST
5 31 (13.90%) JSON
6 29 (13.00%) Spring
7 26 (11.66%) HTML5
7 26 (11.66%) XML
8 23 (10.31%) CSS3
9 22 (9.87%) Django
10 20 (8.97%) Ajax
11 19 (8.52%) Spring MVC
12 18 (8.07%) Play Framework
13 17 (7.62%) Node.js
14 15 (6.73%) .NET
14 15 (6.73%) Guice
14 15 (6.73%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (6.28%) Symfony
16 13 (5.83%) Web Services
17 10 (4.48%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.66%) Algorithms
1 26 (11.66%) Data Structures
2 24 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.38%) iPhone
4 10 (4.48%) User Experience
5 8 (3.59%) NHS
6 6 (2.69%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.35%) Clustering
9 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.45%) Animation
10 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.45%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.91%) Linux
2 33 (14.80%) Unix
3 16 (7.17%) Apple iOS
4 15 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.93%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.79%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (78.03%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (36.77%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (23.32%) Scrum
4 51 (22.87%) BDD
5 50 (22.42%) TDD
6 49 (21.97%) Software Engineering
7 44 (19.73%) Open Source
8 42 (18.83%) Configuration Management
9 37 (16.59%) SDLC
10 32 (14.35%) Test Scripting
11 28 (12.56%) Web Design
12 27 (12.11%) MVC
12 27 (12.11%) Responsive Web Design
13 26 (11.66%) DevOps
14 22 (9.87%) Unit Testing
14 22 (9.87%) Web Development
15 21 (9.42%) Software Testing
15 21 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (8.97%) Kanban
16 20 (8.97%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 127 (56.95%) Java
2 77 (34.53%) Python
3 73 (32.74%) JavaScript
4 50 (22.42%) Scala
5 49 (21.97%) SQL
6 41 (18.39%) Ruby
7 33 (14.80%) PHP
8 27 (12.11%) C#
9 24 (10.76%) Bash Shell
10 14 (6.28%) Apple Swift
11 10 (4.48%) Groovy
12 7 (3.14%) Go
13 6 (2.69%) ECMAScript
14 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.35%) C++
16 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.45%) C
17 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (8.07%) ISTQB
2 10 (4.48%) ISEB
3 7 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.24%) Degree
4 5 (2.24%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.11%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (3.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (5.38%) Puppet
2 9 (4.04%) Ansible
3 7 (3.14%) Salt
4 3 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.35%) Rancher
5 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (6.73%) Google
2 14 (6.28%) Zend
3 11 (4.93%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.59%) Oracle
6 3 (1.35%) Splunk
7 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.90%) HP
7 2 (0.90%) SAP
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.45%) hybris
8 1 (0.45%) IBM
8 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.45%) Sun
8 1 (0.45%) VMware
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago