Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 22 July 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 14 57
Rank change year-on-year -11 +43 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 62 85 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 6.27% 10.64% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.39% 13.02% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 65 19
South Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £500 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +30.72% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £340 £305
90th Percentile £475 £645 £448
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £50.00 - -
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 839 653 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 84.83% 81.73% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 369 595
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% -3.53% +25.93%
10th Percentile £268 £246 £281
90th Percentile £552 £575 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 21
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.66 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.59% -30.00% +44.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.88 £26.15 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.99 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.63% -6.90% -6.12%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in South Yorkshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
Sheffield -7 59 £420 -16.00% 10
Doncaster +4 3 £300 -11.76%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Java
3 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
4 23 (37.10%) TDD
5 18 (29.03%) SQL
5 18 (29.03%) OO
6 17 (27.42%) Microservices
7 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
8 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
8 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
8 13 (20.97%) Test Strategy
8 13 (20.97%) SDLC
9 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (19.35%) Maven
9 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
10 11 (17.74%) Tomcat
10 11 (17.74%) Technical Analysis
10 11 (17.74%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (17.74%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (17.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 11 (17.74%) Cyber Intelligence
10 11 (17.74%) Threat Intelligence
10 11 (17.74%) BDD
11 10 (16.13%) REST
11 10 (16.13%) RESTful
11 10 (16.13%) Java 8
11 10 (16.13%) Spring Boot
11 10 (16.13%) Hibernate
11 10 (16.13%) Spring
11 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 11 (17.74%) Tomcat
2 9 (14.52%) Confluence
3 2 (3.23%) SAS
4 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.61%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Slack
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) OpenDNS
4 2 (3.23%) SaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.61%) GitHub
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) npm
5 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
2 7 (11.29%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 4 (6.45%) Maltego
4 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.84%) QlikView
6 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.23%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 12 (19.35%) Maven
3 10 (16.13%) JIRA
4 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.29%) Selenium
5 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.68%) JMeter
6 5 (8.06%) Mercurial
6 5 (8.06%) Subversion
7 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.84%) AppScan
8 3 (4.84%) Capybara
8 3 (4.84%) Gatling
8 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.84%) RSpec
8 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.23%) Burp Suite
9 2 (3.23%) GitLab
9 2 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
2 7 (11.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Java Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) AWS Software Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Azure Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (16.13%) Hibernate
2 10 (16.13%) REST
2 10 (16.13%) RESTful
2 10 (16.13%) Spring
2 10 (16.13%) Spring Boot
3 5 (8.06%) Node.js
3 5 (8.06%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (6.45%) CSS
4 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 4 (6.45%) HTML
5 3 (4.84%) jQuery
5 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.23%) .NET
6 2 (3.23%) Kafka
6 2 (3.23%) XML
7 1 (1.61%) Django
7 1 (1.61%) LESS
7 1 (1.61%) React
7 1 (1.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (17.74%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.23%) Android
3 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.61%) Unix
4 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.10%) TDD
3 18 (29.03%) OO
4 17 (27.42%) Microservices
5 13 (20.97%) Manual Testing
5 13 (20.97%) SDLC
5 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.97%) Test Strategy
6 12 (19.35%) Software Engineering
7 11 (17.74%) BDD
7 11 (17.74%) Cyber Intelligence
7 11 (17.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 11 (17.74%) Technical Analysis
7 11 (17.74%) Threat Intelligence
8 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.52%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (14.52%) Coaching
10 8 (12.90%) SIEM
11 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
11 7 (11.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 25 (40.32%) JavaScript
3 18 (29.03%) SQL
4 10 (16.13%) Java 8
5 5 (8.06%) Ruby
6 3 (4.84%) R
7 2 (3.23%) C#
7 2 (3.23%) Kotlin
7 2 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) CISA
2 2 (3.23%) CISM
2 2 (3.23%) CISSP
2 2 (3.23%) CRISC
2 2 (3.23%) CSSLP
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) GIAC
2 2 (3.23%) GSSP-.NET
2 2 (3.23%) GSSP-JAVA
2 2 (3.23%) GWAPT
2 2 (3.23%) ISACA
2 2 (3.23%) ISEB
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
1 2 (3.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Nessus
2 1 (1.61%) Grafana
2 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle
2 3 (4.84%) Capita
2 3 (4.84%) Tableau
3 2 (3.23%) Informatica
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.61%) HP