Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 68
Rank change year-on-year +4 +50 -44
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 77 65 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.25% 7.53% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.45% 8.94% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 16
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.20% -16.89%
10th Percentile £313 £340 £325
90th Percentile £534 £645 £453
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.80 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year +48.55% - -

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 815 727 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 87.35% 84.24% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 394 685
South Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £254 £263 £261
90th Percentile £554 £600 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 40
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £29.35 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.19% +33.42% +58.56%
10th Percentile £9.31 £15.31 £11.94
90th Percentile £27.00 £47.23 £47.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year +8.81% +9.85% +0.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 64 £450 +5.26% 13
Barnsley - 4 £375 - 1
Doncaster -3 3 £300 -11.76%
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 48 (62.34%) Java
2 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
4 24 (31.17%) Selenium
5 23 (29.87%) Node.js
6 22 (28.57%) Web Development
7 21 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
8 18 (23.38%) GitHub
9 17 (22.08%) Git (software)
9 17 (22.08%) Spring
9 17 (22.08%) Linux
10 16 (20.78%) BDD
11 15 (19.48%) Spring Boot
11 15 (19.48%) Maven
12 13 (16.88%) Heroku
12 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (16.88%) SDLC
12 13 (16.88%) TDD
12 13 (16.88%) Hibernate
12 13 (16.88%) .NET
13 12 (15.58%) C#
13 12 (15.58%) SQL
13 12 (15.58%) JIRA
13 12 (15.58%) DevOps
13 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
14 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
14 11 (14.29%) Cucumber
14 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
14 11 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (12.99%) Windows

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 4 (5.19%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) Jetty
4 1 (1.30%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.38%) GitHub
2 13 (16.88%) Heroku
3 4 (5.19%) IaaS
4 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.60%) PaaS
5 2 (2.60%) SaaS
6 1 (1.30%) npm
6 1 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Firewall
1 4 (5.19%) SSL
2 3 (3.90%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) AMQP
3 1 (1.30%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) FCoE
3 1 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.30%) NAS
3 1 (1.30%) SAN
3 1 (1.30%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
3 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) Big Data
4 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) Redis
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) Riak
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (31.17%) Selenium
2 17 (22.08%) Git (software)
3 15 (19.48%) Maven
4 12 (15.58%) JIRA
5 11 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 11 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 9 (11.69%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.49%) IntelliJ
8 4 (5.19%) Gatling
8 4 (5.19%) JMeter
8 4 (5.19%) JUnit
8 4 (5.19%) Protractor
9 3 (3.90%) GitLab
10 2 (2.60%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.60%) NeoLoad
10 2 (2.60%) Subversion
11 1 (1.30%) Ant
11 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.30%) Gradle
General
1 9 (11.69%) Banking
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) Test Engineer
3 15 (19.48%) Java Developer
4 14 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.79%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Java Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.19%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.90%) Consultant
10 3 (3.90%) Digital Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Tester
11 2 (2.60%) Agile Developer
11 2 (2.60%) Automation Test Lead
11 2 (2.60%) NetApp Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.87%) Node.js
2 17 (22.08%) Spring
3 15 (19.48%) Spring Boot
4 13 (16.88%) .NET
4 13 (16.88%) Hibernate
5 9 (11.69%) REST
6 8 (10.39%) JPA
6 8 (10.39%) React
6 8 (10.39%) RESTful
7 7 (9.09%) Express
7 7 (9.09%) Gherkin
8 5 (6.49%) Kafka
9 4 (5.19%) HTML
10 3 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (3.90%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (3.90%) XML
11 2 (2.60%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (2.60%) CSS
11 2 (2.60%) JMS
11 2 (2.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) iSeries
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Linux
2 10 (12.99%) Windows
3 9 (11.69%) Unix
4 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.60%) CentOS
5 2 (2.60%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.57%) Web Development
3 21 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
4 16 (20.78%) BDD
5 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (16.88%) SDLC
5 13 (16.88%) TDD
6 12 (15.58%) DevOps
7 11 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 9 (11.69%) Exploratory Testing
8 9 (11.69%) OO
9 8 (10.39%) API Testing
9 8 (10.39%) Microservices
9 8 (10.39%) SOA
9 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (7.79%) Build Automation
11 6 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 48 (62.34%) Java
2 32 (41.56%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.58%) C#
3 12 (15.58%) SQL
4 8 (10.39%) Java 8
4 8 (10.39%) Python
5 5 (6.49%) Ruby
6 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.90%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.60%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) JCL
9 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) REXX
9 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.30%) CISA
6 1 (1.30%) CISM
6 1 (1.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Docker
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) ACF2
3 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) RACF
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Puppet
2 6 (7.79%) Ansible
3 5 (6.49%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.90%) HP ALM
4 3 (3.90%) Kibana
4 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.60%) Grafana
6 1 (1.30%) CA Endevor
6 1 (1.30%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.30%) Graylog
6 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.30%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.30%) Terraform
6 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.30%) vRealize
6 1 (1.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Oracle
1 5 (6.49%) VMware
2 3 (3.90%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.90%) HP
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.90%) NetApp
3 2 (2.60%) EnterpriseDB
3 2 (2.60%) IBM
3 2 (2.60%) Pega
3 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.30%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco
4 1 (1.30%) EMC
4 1 (1.30%) F5
4 1 (1.30%) Google
4 1 (1.30%) Informatica
4 1 (1.30%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.30%) TIBCO