Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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 > South Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 64 26
Rank change year-on-year +53 -38 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 69 22 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.42% 1.85% 5.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.15% 2.32% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 18 42
South Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £388 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.55% -15.53% +60.96%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £316
90th Percentile £645 £447 £537
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +3.06% +1.01% +13.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 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 680 950 802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.03% 80.10% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 646 576
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +19.40%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £228
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 36 49
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -11.13%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.36 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.98 £48.75 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Sheffield +47 67 £445 +13.02% 4
Doncaster +6 5 £340 +23.64%
Rotherham - 3 £340 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Java
3 26 (37.68%) Test Scripting
4 24 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 23 (33.33%) TDD
6 22 (31.88%) Finance
6 22 (31.88%) BDD
7 19 (27.54%) Banking
8 16 (23.19%) Selenium
8 16 (23.19%) Manual Testing
8 16 (23.19%) Investment Management
9 15 (21.74%) Tomcat
9 15 (21.74%) Open Source
9 15 (21.74%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (21.74%) Cyber Intelligence
10 14 (20.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 14 (20.29%) OpenDNS
10 14 (20.29%) Maltego
10 14 (20.29%) Threat Intelligence
10 14 (20.29%) Technical Analysis
10 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
10 14 (20.29%) DNS
10 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
11 13 (18.84%) Incident Management
12 12 (17.39%) Project Planning
12 12 (17.39%) Integration Testing
12 12 (17.39%) Symantec
12 12 (17.39%) WebDriver

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 15 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.80%) Confluence
3 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.45%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.29%) OpenDNS
2 3 (4.35%) GitHub
2 3 (4.35%) Slack
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) DNS
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) Maltego
2 6 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.70%) MySQL
2 6 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Selenium
2 12 (17.39%) WebDriver
3 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
5 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.70%) JIRA
6 6 (8.70%) Subversion
6 6 (8.70%) YouTrack
7 5 (7.25%) ReSharper
7 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.35%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.35%) JUnit
9 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.90%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.45%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.45%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 19 (27.54%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Analyst
2 16 (23.19%) Developer
3 15 (21.74%) Tester
4 14 (20.29%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.59%) Java Automation Tester
6 7 (10.14%) Integration Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Business Integration Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Incident Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Integration Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 6 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Technical Business Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Architect
8 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Lead Software Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Project Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (14.49%) Web Services
3 7 (10.14%) .NET
3 7 (10.14%) RESTful
4 6 (8.70%) REST
5 5 (7.25%) Node.js
5 5 (7.25%) WCF
5 5 (7.25%) WinForms
5 5 (7.25%) XML
6 4 (5.80%) Java EE
7 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.45%) CSS
8 1 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (1.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Mac OS X
2 6 (8.70%) Unix
3 5 (7.25%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.68%) Test Scripting
3 24 (34.78%) Test Strategy
3 24 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (33.33%) TDD
5 22 (31.88%) BDD
6 16 (23.19%) Investment Management
6 16 (23.19%) Manual Testing
7 15 (21.74%) Cyber Intelligence
7 15 (21.74%) Open Source
8 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (20.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
8 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
8 14 (20.29%) Technical Analysis
8 14 (20.29%) Threat Intelligence
9 13 (18.84%) Incident Management
10 12 (17.39%) Integration Testing
10 12 (17.39%) Project Planning
11 10 (14.49%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.83%) Java
2 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
2 11 (15.94%) SQL
3 8 (11.59%) C#
3 8 (11.59%) Python
4 5 (7.25%) Ruby
5 4 (5.80%) C++
5 4 (5.80%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) CISM
1 3 (4.35%) CISSP
1 3 (4.35%) CRISC
1 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.90%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
1 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Kibana
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Symantec
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) DevExpress
3 5 (7.25%) IBM
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) Intel
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.90%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow