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 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +31 -4  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 13.98% 2.48% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.73% 2.97% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 2
Median daily rate £500 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £345 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £425 £415
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 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 269 370 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 83.54% 83.52% 80.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 277 221
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Median hourly rate £22.75 £18.21 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.93% +45.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.40 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.50 £25.00
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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 +32 39 £500 +29.87% 3
Doncaster - 1 £375 -
Rotherham - 1 - -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 54 (70.13%) Java
2 50 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (51.95%) Web Services
4 38 (49.35%) BDD
5 36 (46.75%) TDD
6 32 (41.56%) Git (software)
7 30 (38.96%) JavaScript
7 30 (38.96%) Linux
8 28 (36.36%) CSS
9 27 (35.06%) Unix
9 27 (35.06%) User Experience
10 26 (33.77%) REST
10 26 (33.77%) Mac OS X
11 24 (31.17%) Relational Database
12 23 (29.87%) Front End Development
12 23 (29.87%) Prototyping
12 23 (29.87%) Configuration Management
13 21 (27.27%) Line Management
13 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
14 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (23.38%) DevOps
16 16 (20.78%) Oracle
17 15 (19.48%) Finance
17 15 (19.48%) Test Strategy
18 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
19 13 (16.88%) RESTful
19 13 (16.88%) Scrum
20 12 (15.58%) Elastic Stack
20 12 (15.58%) Technical Analysis
20 12 (15.58%) Cyber Intelligence

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 12 (15.58%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.49%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) OpenDNS
2 1 (1.30%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) DNS
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) Relational Database
2 12 (15.58%) Maltego
3 6 (7.79%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
5 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (41.56%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.29%) Selenium
3 8 (10.39%) Subversion
4 7 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.49%) JUnit
6 4 (5.19%) Mercurial
7 3 (3.90%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.90%) JBehave
7 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.90%) JIRA
7 3 (3.90%) NUnit
7 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.60%) Gradle
8 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.60%) Maven
8 2 (2.60%) Sahi
8 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.60%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Electronics
2 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.49%) Marketing
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (62.34%) Developer
2 31 (40.26%) Java Developer
3 24 (31.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (16.88%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 11 (14.29%) Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Tester
7 5 (6.49%) Automation Tester
8 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Java Automation Tester
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (2.60%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Cyberthreat Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Developer in Test
10 2 (2.60%) HTML Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Server Consultant
10 2 (2.60%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) Web Services
2 28 (36.36%) CSS
3 26 (33.77%) REST
4 13 (16.88%) RESTful
5 12 (15.58%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (15.58%) React
6 5 (6.49%) SOAP
7 4 (5.19%) HTML
8 3 (3.90%) .NET
8 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.90%) JSON
8 3 (3.90%) XML
9 2 (2.60%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (2.60%) Apache Camel
9 2 (2.60%) Apache CXF
9 2 (2.60%) Backbone.js
9 2 (2.60%) JMS
9 2 (2.60%) Spring
9 2 (2.60%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.06%) User Experience
2 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.90%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.60%) Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.30%) Fintech
7 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Linux
2 27 (35.06%) Unix
3 26 (33.77%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.19%) Windows
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (49.35%) BDD
3 36 (46.75%) TDD
4 23 (29.87%) Configuration Management
4 23 (29.87%) Front End Development
4 23 (29.87%) Prototyping
5 21 (27.27%) Line Management
5 21 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (23.38%) DevOps
8 15 (19.48%) Test Strategy
9 13 (16.88%) Scrum
10 12 (15.58%) Cyber Intelligence
10 12 (15.58%) Data Modelling
10 12 (15.58%) Manual Testing
10 12 (15.58%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (15.58%) Web Development
11 11 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 54 (70.13%) Java
2 30 (38.96%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.69%) SQL
4 3 (3.90%) C#
4 3 (3.90%) Python
4 3 (3.90%) Ruby
5 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.60%) Scala
6 1 (1.30%) Go
6 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (14.29%) Degree
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.60%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Kibana
2 2 (2.60%) WSUS
3 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) Intel
5 2 (2.60%) HP
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.30%) DevExpress