Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 26 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 +38
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 86 58 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 7.90% 6.13% 9.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.44% 7.14% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 31 49
South Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -2.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £330 £300 £340
90th Percentile £550 £475 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -18.60% - -

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 911 812 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.73% 85.84% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 502 374
South Yorkshire median daily rate £453 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £216
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 16
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £21.33 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.32% +52.32% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.69 £57.88 £25.81
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.86 £20.97 £13.00
% change year-on-year -19.59% +61.29% -17.46%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 -3 75 £525 +25.37% 10
Doncaster +3 8 £300 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 71 (82.56%) Java
2 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (61.63%) Bash Shell
4 51 (59.30%) Node.js
5 50 (58.14%) Git (software)
6 49 (56.98%) Open Source
7 40 (46.51%) TDD
8 39 (45.35%) JavaScript
9 38 (44.19%) RESTful
10 37 (43.02%) HTML
10 37 (43.02%) CSS
11 34 (39.53%) Continuous Deployment
12 33 (38.37%) Unix
13 32 (37.21%) Spring
14 31 (36.05%) Pair Programming
14 31 (36.05%) JUnit
14 31 (36.05%) Java 8
14 31 (36.05%) Spring Boot
15 29 (33.72%) Microservices
15 29 (33.72%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (32.56%) React
17 27 (31.40%) AngularJS
17 27 (31.40%) Python
18 26 (30.23%) Spock
18 26 (30.23%) DevOps
19 25 (29.07%) Vue.js
19 25 (29.07%) Progressive Web App
20 24 (27.91%) Asynchronous Programming
20 24 (27.91%) ES6
20 24 (27.91%) Amazon AWS

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 5 (5.81%) Confluence
2 4 (4.65%) Anypoint
2 4 (4.65%) Mule
3 3 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.49%) CMS
4 2 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.16%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (26.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.81%) GitHub
5 4 (4.65%) PaaS
6 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.33%) Google App Engine
8 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.16%) Heroku
8 1 (1.16%) IaaS
8 1 (1.16%) npm
8 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) HTTP
1 19 (22.09%) SSL
1 19 (22.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) DNS
3 1 (1.16%) FTP
3 1 (1.16%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) MySQL
1 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.16%) Big Data
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (58.14%) Git (software)
2 31 (36.05%) JUnit
3 26 (30.23%) Spock
4 17 (19.77%) Jenkins
5 12 (13.95%) Selenium
6 11 (12.79%) JIRA
7 7 (8.14%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (5.81%) Bitbucket
9 5 (5.81%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.65%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.65%) FitNesse
10 4 (4.65%) JBehave
10 4 (4.65%) TestRail
11 3 (3.49%) Appium
11 3 (3.49%) GoCD
11 3 (3.49%) SonarQube
12 2 (2.33%) GitLab
12 2 (2.33%) Gradle
12 2 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Full Stack Developer
3 15 (17.44%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) WebOps Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Web Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Tester
9 5 (5.81%) Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Digital Developer
10 4 (4.65%) MuleSoft Developer
10 4 (4.65%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Full Stack Developer
10 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 2 (2.33%) Automation Tester
12 2 (2.33%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (59.30%) Node.js
2 38 (44.19%) RESTful
3 37 (43.02%) CSS
3 37 (43.02%) HTML
4 32 (37.21%) Spring
5 31 (36.05%) Spring Boot
6 28 (32.56%) React
7 27 (31.40%) AngularJS
8 25 (29.07%) Vue.js
9 11 (12.79%) Web Services
10 8 (9.30%) SOAP
11 5 (5.81%) JSON
12 4 (4.65%) Hibernate
12 4 (4.65%) REST
12 4 (4.65%) XML
13 3 (3.49%) Express
13 3 (3.49%) JPA
13 3 (3.49%) YAML
14 2 (2.33%) HTML5
15 1 (1.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (3.49%) iSeries
1 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
1 3 (3.49%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.37%) Unix
2 24 (27.91%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Windows
4 2 (2.33%) Android
4 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (56.98%) Open Source
3 40 (46.51%) TDD
4 34 (39.53%) Continuous Deployment
5 31 (36.05%) Pair Programming
6 29 (33.72%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (33.72%) Microservices
7 26 (30.23%) DevOps
8 25 (29.07%) Progressive Web App
9 24 (27.91%) Asynchronous Programming
10 22 (25.58%) Configuration Management
11 14 (16.28%) Web Development
12 11 (12.79%) Web Operations
13 9 (10.47%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (8.14%) OO
15 7 (8.14%) Product Management
15 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (6.98%) Analytics
16 6 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 71 (82.56%) Java
2 53 (61.63%) Bash Shell
3 39 (45.35%) JavaScript
4 31 (36.05%) Java 8
5 27 (31.40%) Python
6 24 (27.91%) ES6
7 21 (24.42%) Ruby
8 4 (4.65%) C#
9 3 (3.49%) Go
9 3 (3.49%) PHP
10 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.33%) SQL
11 1 (1.16%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.16%) C
11 1 (1.16%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) BPSS Clearance
2 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) OCA
4 1 (1.16%) OCAJ
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (5.81%) QA
3 2 (2.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) Ansible
2 11 (12.79%) Puppet
3 8 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.14%) Terraform
5 4 (4.65%) CloudHub
6 3 (3.49%) Consul
7 2 (2.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.98%) Oracle
2 5 (5.81%) Atlassian
2 5 (5.81%) Google
3 4 (4.65%) MuleSoft
3 4 (4.65%) Omniture
4 3 (3.49%) EMC
4 3 (3.49%) NetApp
4 3 (3.49%) TOWER Software
5 2 (2.33%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.16%) Mercator
6 1 (1.16%) Perforce
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.16%) Veritas
6 1 (1.16%) VMware