The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 30 54 42
Rank change year-on-year +24 -12  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 25 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 5.35% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 0.48% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
Median daily rate £438 £475 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +48.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £387 £350
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 370 420 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 79.23% 78.21% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 284 219
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £660 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.75 £16.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.98% -5.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in South Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in South Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in South Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +23 25 £450 -5.26% 1
Doncaster - 1 £340 -
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 29 (85.29%) Java
2 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (67.65%) Git (software)
4 20 (58.82%) TDD
4 20 (58.82%) BDD
5 19 (55.88%) Web Services
6 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
7 17 (50.00%) CSS
7 17 (50.00%) Configuration Management
8 16 (47.06%) Mac OS X
8 16 (47.06%) Linux
8 16 (47.06%) Unix
8 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (47.06%) User Experience
9 14 (41.18%) Relational Database
10 13 (38.24%) REST
10 13 (38.24%) Front End Development
10 13 (38.24%) Prototyping
11 11 (32.35%) Line Management
11 11 (32.35%) Mentoring
12 10 (29.41%) Subversion
13 8 (23.53%) OO
14 7 (20.59%) SQL
14 7 (20.59%) Mercurial
14 7 (20.59%) Web Development
14 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
14 7 (20.59%) Data Structures
14 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
15 6 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 6 (17.65%) DevOps

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) Jetty
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) Relational Database
2 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Git (software)
2 10 (29.41%) Subversion
3 7 (20.59%) Mercurial
4 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.76%) Selenium
4 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.82%) ReSharper
5 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
5 3 (8.82%) YouTrack
6 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 18 (52.94%) Java Developer
3 14 (41.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (20.59%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) WinForms Developer
7 2 (5.88%) HTML Developer
7 2 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Angular Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Digital Developer
8 1 (2.94%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.94%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) Web Services
2 17 (50.00%) CSS
3 13 (38.24%) REST
4 4 (11.76%) .NET
4 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
5 3 (8.82%) HTML
5 3 (8.82%) RESTful
5 3 (8.82%) WCF
5 3 (8.82%) WinForms
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.94%) JPA
6 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.94%) Node.js
6 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (47.06%) User Experience
2 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
2 7 (20.59%) Data Structures
3 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Linux
1 16 (47.06%) Mac OS X
1 16 (47.06%) Unix
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) BDD
2 20 (58.82%) TDD
3 17 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (38.24%) Front End Development
5 13 (38.24%) Prototyping
6 11 (32.35%) Line Management
6 11 (32.35%) Mentoring
7 8 (23.53%) OO
8 7 (20.59%) Web Development
9 6 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (17.65%) DevOps
10 4 (11.76%) SDLC
10 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 4 (11.76%) Use Case
11 3 (8.82%) Scrum
11 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (85.29%) Java
2 18 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Go
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (2.94%) Scala
5 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) DevExpress