Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire > North Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 40 38
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 4.39% 2.17% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 2.82% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
North Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.52% +34.78% -4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £334 £225
90th Percentile £427 £420 £356
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £398
% change year-on-year +3.00% +0.75% +11.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
North Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £38.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £32.00

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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 269 319 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 78.65% 76.87% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 174 212
North Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £115 £163 £225
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 16
North Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.81 £14.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.57% -8.59% +25.89%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.05 £12.00
90th Percentile £24.35 £38.10 £39.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.47% +1.72% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in North Yorkshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in North Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in North Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in North Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in North Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in North Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in North Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the North Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
York +12 8 £400 +14.29% 6
Skipton - 4 £325 -
Middlesbrough - 2 £375 - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

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 North Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (40.00%) Capybara
2 6 (40.00%) Calabash
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Ruby
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) REST
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
6 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
6 2 (13.33%) Big Data

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Yorkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
2 6 (40.00%) Calabash
2 6 (40.00%) Capybara
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
5 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.67%) JHipster
5 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) Dropwizard
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
3 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (6.67%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Microservices
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) Software Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) Ruby
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Kotlin
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Virgin Media