Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 31 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 58 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 6.03% 5.67% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.02% 6.87% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 24
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.28% +15.85%
10th Percentile £300 £339 £307
90th Percentile £475 £523 £515
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year - +5.61% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £43.00 - £40.00

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 826 771 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 85.86% 82.46% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 490 602
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £286 £225 £263
90th Percentile £562 £561 £595
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 32
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.86% +25.00% -11.15%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.21 £9.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £30.45 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year +48.15% -12.22% -6.79%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +10 54 £413 +3.13% 11
Doncaster +4 3 £258 -24.26% 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (51.72%) Java
3 29 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 28 (48.28%) TDD
5 22 (37.93%) OO
6 20 (34.48%) Microservices
7 17 (29.31%) SQL
8 16 (27.59%) Git (software)
8 16 (27.59%) RESTful
9 14 (24.14%) Spring
9 14 (24.14%) Maven
9 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
10 13 (22.41%) Hibernate
10 13 (22.41%) Spring Boot
10 13 (22.41%) Java 8
11 12 (20.69%) SDLC
11 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
11 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
12 10 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (17.24%) NoSQL
13 9 (15.52%) JIRA
13 9 (15.52%) BDD
13 9 (15.52%) Coaching
14 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (13.79%) Confluence
14 8 (13.79%) Manual Testing
15 7 (12.07%) Scrum
15 7 (12.07%) Finance

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 8 (13.79%) Confluence
2 7 (12.07%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.45%) SAS
4 1 (1.72%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.34%) Slack
3 4 (6.90%) OpenDNS
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.62%) MySQL
2 5 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.90%) Maltego
4 3 (5.17%) QlikView
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.45%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 14 (24.14%) Maven
3 9 (15.52%) JIRA
4 7 (12.07%) Subversion
5 6 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.34%) Mercurial
6 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.62%) JMeter
6 5 (8.62%) Selenium
7 4 (6.90%) LoadRunner
8 3 (5.17%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.17%) Capybara
8 3 (5.17%) HP UFT
8 3 (5.17%) RSpec
9 2 (3.45%) AppScan
9 2 (3.45%) Burp Suite
10 1 (1.72%) Gatling
10 1 (1.72%) JUnit
10 1 (1.72%) Protractor
10 1 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (12.07%) Banking
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
1 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) Senior Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (10.34%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) AWS Software Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Java Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Azure Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Cyberthreat Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Test Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) RESTful
2 14 (24.14%) Spring
3 13 (22.41%) Hibernate
3 13 (22.41%) Spring Boot
4 7 (12.07%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (12.07%) REST
5 4 (6.90%) CSS
5 4 (6.90%) HTML
5 4 (6.90%) Node.js
6 3 (5.17%) jQuery
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.45%) .NET
7 2 (3.45%) XML
8 1 (1.72%) Django
8 1 (1.72%) JSON
8 1 (1.72%) LESS
8 1 (1.72%) Sass
8 1 (1.72%) SOAP
8 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.17%) NHS
5 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (48.28%) TDD
3 22 (37.93%) OO
4 20 (34.48%) Microservices
5 14 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
7 12 (20.69%) SDLC
7 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 12 (20.69%) Test Strategy
8 9 (15.52%) BDD
8 9 (15.52%) Coaching
9 8 (13.79%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (13.79%) Manual Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 7 (12.07%) Investment Management
10 7 (12.07%) Kanban
10 7 (12.07%) Scrum
10 7 (12.07%) Security Operations
10 7 (12.07%) SFIA
10 7 (12.07%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (51.72%) Java
2 29 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (29.31%) SQL
4 13 (22.41%) Java 8
5 4 (6.90%) Ruby
6 3 (5.17%) Python
6 3 (5.17%) R
7 2 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) CISA
1 2 (3.45%) CISM
1 2 (3.45%) CISSP
1 2 (3.45%) CRISC
1 2 (3.45%) CSSLP
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
1 2 (3.45%) GIAC
1 2 (3.45%) GSSP-.NET
1 2 (3.45%) GSSP-JAVA
1 2 (3.45%) GWAPT
1 2 (3.45%) ISACA
1 2 (3.45%) ISEB
1 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
1 2 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Nessus
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.72%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) Tableau
3 2 (3.45%) Informatica
4 1 (1.72%) Capita
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow