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 24 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 103 109 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.52% 7.26% 5.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.76% 8.15% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 72 78
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 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £448
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 £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

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 957 1337 1318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.45% 89.01% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 949 974
Median daily rate £403 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £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 24 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 24 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.

1 172 (77.83%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (57.47%) Java
3 83 (37.56%) Continuous Integration
4 76 (34.39%) Python
5 71 (32.13%) JavaScript
6 69 (31.22%) Selenium
7 68 (30.77%) Git (software)
8 64 (28.96%) Jenkins
9 61 (27.60%) HTML
10 58 (26.24%) Linux
11 55 (24.89%) Cucumber
12 51 (23.08%) Scala
13 50 (22.62%) TDD
13 50 (22.62%) BDD
14 49 (22.17%) Scrum
14 49 (22.17%) SQL
15 48 (21.72%) Subversion
16 47 (21.27%) Software Engineering
17 44 (19.91%) CSS
17 44 (19.91%) Open Source
17 44 (19.91%) WebDriver
18 43 (19.46%) JIRA
18 43 (19.46%) HTTP
19 42 (19.00%) Ruby
20 41 (18.55%) RESTful
20 41 (18.55%) Configuration Management
21 36 (16.29%) REST
21 36 (16.29%) SDLC
22 34 (15.38%) NoSQL
22 34 (15.38%) Confluence

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 34 (15.38%) Confluence
2 9 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.07%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.36%) Apache
3 3 (1.36%) nginx
3 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) Tornado
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 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 13 (5.88%) Slack
2 3 (1.36%) 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 43 (19.46%) HTTP
2 7 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 32 (14.48%) Relational Database
3 27 (12.22%) MongoDB
4 20 (9.05%) MySQL
4 20 (9.05%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.62%) Redis
7 7 (3.17%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.90%) Big Data
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.45%) Riak
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 69 (31.22%) Selenium
2 68 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 64 (28.96%) Jenkins
4 55 (24.89%) Cucumber
5 48 (21.72%) Subversion
6 44 (19.91%) WebDriver
7 43 (19.46%) JIRA
8 28 (12.67%) JUnit
9 20 (9.05%) Hudson
10 19 (8.60%) Mercurial
11 16 (7.24%) Visual Studio
12 14 (6.33%) SoapUI
12 14 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (5.43%) Jasmine
14 9 (4.07%) JMeter
14 9 (4.07%) MSTest
15 7 (3.17%) PHPUnit
16 5 (2.26%) HP UFT
16 5 (2.26%) SpecFlow
16 5 (2.26%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (7.24%) Finance
2 7 (3.17%) Marketing
3 3 (1.36%) Automotive
3 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.90%) Games
4 2 (0.90%) German Language
4 2 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (43.44%) Developer
2 61 (27.60%) Tester
3 41 (18.55%) Automation Tester
4 40 (18.10%) Java Developer
5 26 (11.76%) Scala Developer
6 23 (10.41%) Selenium Tester
7 22 (9.95%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 16 (7.24%) Analyst
8 16 (7.24%) Java Scala Developer
9 15 (6.79%) Test Analyst
10 14 (6.33%) PHP Developer
11 13 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (5.43%) iOS Developer
13 11 (4.98%) Java Automation Tester
13 11 (4.98%) Web Automation Tester
13 11 (4.98%) Web Tester
14 10 (4.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 9 (4.07%) Java Engineer
15 9 (4.07%) Software Engineer
16 8 (3.62%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (27.60%) HTML
2 44 (19.91%) CSS
3 41 (18.55%) RESTful
4 36 (16.29%) REST
5 32 (14.48%) JSON
6 30 (13.57%) Spring
7 27 (12.22%) HTML5
8 25 (11.31%) XML
9 24 (10.86%) CSS3
10 23 (10.41%) Django
11 21 (9.50%) Ajax
12 20 (9.05%) Spring MVC
13 19 (8.60%) Play Framework
14 16 (7.24%) Guice
14 16 (7.24%) Node.js
14 16 (7.24%) Ruby on Rails
15 15 (6.79%) .NET
16 14 (6.33%) Symfony
17 12 (5.43%) Web Services
18 10 (4.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.22%) Algorithms
1 27 (12.22%) Data Structures
2 23 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.43%) iPhone
4 10 (4.52%) User Experience
5 8 (3.62%) NHS
6 6 (2.71%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.90%) Clustering
8 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) Animation
9 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.45%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.45%) IPTV
9 1 (0.45%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.24%) Linux
2 31 (14.03%) Unix
3 16 (7.24%) Apple iOS
4 13 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.98%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.81%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (77.83%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (37.56%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (22.62%) BDD
3 50 (22.62%) TDD
4 49 (22.17%) Scrum
5 47 (21.27%) Software Engineering
6 44 (19.91%) Open Source
7 41 (18.55%) Configuration Management
8 36 (16.29%) SDLC
9 31 (14.03%) Test Scripting
10 28 (12.67%) MVC
10 28 (12.67%) Web Design
11 27 (12.22%) Responsive Web Design
12 24 (10.86%) DevOps
13 22 (9.95%) Unit Testing
13 22 (9.95%) Web Development
14 21 (9.50%) Software Testing
15 19 (8.60%) Performance Testing
15 19 (8.60%) Regression Testing
15 19 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (57.47%) Java
2 76 (34.39%) Python
3 71 (32.13%) JavaScript
4 51 (23.08%) Scala
5 49 (22.17%) SQL
6 42 (19.00%) Ruby
7 32 (14.48%) PHP
8 28 (12.67%) C#
9 22 (9.95%) Bash Shell
10 14 (6.33%) Apple Swift
11 10 (4.52%) Groovy
12 7 (3.17%) Go
13 6 (2.71%) ECMAScript
14 3 (1.36%) C++
14 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.45%) C
16 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (8.14%) ISTQB
2 10 (4.52%) ISEB
3 7 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.26%) Degree
4 5 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.76%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (2.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.52%) Puppet
3 9 (4.07%) Ansible
4 7 (3.17%) Salt
5 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.90%) Rancher
6 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
6 1 (0.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (7.24%) Google
2 14 (6.33%) Zend
3 11 (4.98%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.07%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.62%) Oracle
6 3 (1.36%) 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
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