Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 10 64
Rank change year-on-year -15 +54 -34
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 52 94 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 6.07% 11.74% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 14.16% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 85 16
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% -13.89%
10th Percentile £293 £340 £319
90th Percentile £447 £645 £453
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £411
% change year-on-year -2.44% -0.30% +5.45%
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 726 664 882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 84.81% 82.90% 80.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 362 607
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £232 £270
90th Percentile £538 £588 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 35
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.92% -27.60% +62.16%
10th Percentile £9.31 £11.30 £10.99
90th Percentile £27.17 £43.50 £49.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
% change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 43 £405 -10.00% 14
Doncaster -4 4 £300 -11.76% 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 30 (57.69%) Java
2 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (40.38%) Selenium
4 15 (28.85%) Maven
4 15 (28.85%) DevOps
4 15 (28.85%) SDLC
5 13 (25.00%) Linux
6 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (21.15%) BDD
8 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
8 10 (19.23%) SQL
8 10 (19.23%) Windows
8 10 (19.23%) JIRA
8 10 (19.23%) Spring
9 9 (17.31%) OO
9 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
10 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
10 8 (15.38%) API Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Microservices
10 8 (15.38%) Spring Boot
10 8 (15.38%) SOA
10 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
11 7 (13.46%) TDD
11 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (13.46%) Unix
11 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (13.46%) Deployment Automation

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 (9.62%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.85%) Confluence
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Jetty
4 1 (1.92%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) GitHub
2 2 (3.85%) IaaS
2 2 (3.85%) PaaS
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) npm
3 1 (1.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) AMQP
1 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) FCoE
1 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.92%) NAS
1 1 (1.92%) SAN
1 1 (1.92%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.77%) MySQL
3 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) Big Data
4 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.85%) Redis
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.92%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) Riak
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Selenium
2 15 (28.85%) Maven
3 12 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 10 (19.23%) JIRA
5 9 (17.31%) WebDriver
6 8 (15.38%) Cucumber
7 5 (9.62%) IntelliJ
8 4 (7.69%) Gatling
8 4 (7.69%) JMeter
8 4 (7.69%) JUnit
8 4 (7.69%) Protractor
9 3 (5.77%) AppScan
9 3 (5.77%) GitLab
10 2 (3.85%) Artifactory
10 2 (3.85%) NeoLoad
11 1 (1.92%) Gradle
11 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
11 1 (1.92%) Mocha
11 1 (1.92%) Mockito
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Test Automation Engineer
1 15 (28.85%) Test Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (3.85%) NetApp Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Test Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) React Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Service Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.92%) Agile Developer
8 1 (1.92%) NAS Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Spring
2 8 (15.38%) Spring Boot
3 7 (13.46%) Gherkin
3 7 (13.46%) REST
4 6 (11.54%) Hibernate
5 5 (9.62%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (9.62%) Kafka
5 5 (9.62%) RESTful
6 3 (5.77%) Node.js
6 3 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (5.77%) XML
7 2 (3.85%) .NET
7 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.85%) HTML
7 2 (3.85%) JMS
7 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.85%) Web Services
8 1 (1.92%) JSON
8 1 (1.92%) Spring Security
8 1 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) iSeries
2 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.62%) N-Tier
4 4 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 7 (13.46%) Unix
4 3 (5.77%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.85%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) DevOps
2 15 (28.85%) SDLC
3 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 11 (21.15%) BDD
4 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (17.31%) OO
6 8 (15.38%) API Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Microservices
6 8 (15.38%) SOA
7 7 (13.46%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (13.46%) TDD
8 6 (11.54%) Build Automation
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (11.54%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 5 (9.62%) Software Architecture
9 5 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (57.69%) Java
2 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 7 (13.46%) Java 8
5 3 (5.77%) Kotlin
5 3 (5.77%) Ruby
6 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.85%) CISA
4 2 (3.85%) CISM
4 2 (3.85%) CISSP
4 2 (3.85%) CRISC
4 2 (3.85%) CSSLP
4 2 (3.85%) GIAC
4 2 (3.85%) GSSP-.NET
4 2 (3.85%) GSSP-JAVA
4 2 (3.85%) GWAPT
4 2 (3.85%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP ALM
1 3 (5.77%) Kibana
1 3 (5.77%) Kubernetes
1 3 (5.77%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
2 2 (3.85%) Grafana
2 2 (3.85%) Nessus
3 1 (1.92%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.92%) Graylog
3 1 (1.92%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) HP
2 3 (5.77%) NetApp
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) EMC
4 1 (1.92%) F5
4 1 (1.92%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.92%) VMware