The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 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 / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +47 -11  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 61 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.56% 1.23% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.36% 1.48% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 21
Median daily rate £400 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £340
% change year-on-year +1.31% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1139 1619 1575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 85.13% 82.86% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 1135 1008
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 40
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in West Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in West Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in West Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in West Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Leeds +41 59 £400 +3.22% 20
Bradford - 2 £340 -
Automated Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 71 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (56.67%) Java
3 48 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (36.67%) Scrum
5 28 (31.11%) Git (software)
6 27 (30.00%) Scala
7 26 (28.89%) Jenkins
8 25 (27.78%) RESTful
8 25 (27.78%) JSON
8 25 (27.78%) Subversion
9 24 (26.67%) Selenium
9 24 (26.67%) Open Source
10 23 (25.56%) TDD
10 23 (25.56%) Linux
11 22 (24.44%) HTML
12 21 (23.33%) CSS
12 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
13 20 (22.22%) Ruby
13 20 (22.22%) Python
13 20 (22.22%) HTTP
13 20 (22.22%) Data Structures
13 20 (22.22%) Algorithms
14 19 (21.11%) SQL
14 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
14 19 (21.11%) Spring
15 18 (20.00%) JIRA
15 18 (20.00%) HTML5
15 18 (20.00%) REST
15 18 (20.00%) CSS3
16 17 (18.89%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 14 (15.56%) Confluence
2 7 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.11%) CMS
5 1 (1.11%) Drupal
5 1 (1.11%) nginx
5 1 (1.11%) Tornado
5 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.22%) HTTP
2 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) LDAP
3 2 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) Relational Database
2 11 (12.22%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.00%) MySQL
3 9 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.22%) Redis
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (31.11%) Git (software)
2 26 (28.89%) Jenkins
3 25 (27.78%) Subversion
4 24 (26.67%) Selenium
5 18 (20.00%) JIRA
6 15 (16.67%) JUnit
7 14 (15.56%) Mercurial
8 11 (12.22%) Visual Studio
9 10 (11.11%) SoapUI
9 10 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (7.78%) Cucumber
11 7 (7.78%) MSTest
12 4 (4.44%) Hudson
12 4 (4.44%) JMeter
12 4 (4.44%) SpecFlow
12 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
13 3 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (3.33%) IntelliJ
13 3 (3.33%) RSpec
General
1 5 (5.56%) Games
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (42.22%) Developer
2 27 (30.00%) Tester
3 19 (21.11%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.22%) Automation Tester
5 9 (10.00%) iOS Developer
6 8 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Scala Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (7.78%) Java Scala Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) WebOps Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Performance Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 5 (5.56%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.78%) JSON
1 25 (27.78%) RESTful
2 22 (24.44%) HTML
3 21 (23.33%) CSS
4 19 (21.11%) Spring
5 18 (20.00%) CSS3
5 18 (20.00%) HTML5
5 18 (20.00%) REST
6 17 (18.89%) Ajax
7 14 (15.56%) Spring MVC
8 13 (14.44%) Django
8 13 (14.44%) Guice
8 13 (14.44%) Play Framework
8 13 (14.44%) Ruby on Rails
9 11 (12.22%) Gherkin
10 9 (10.00%) Web Services
11 5 (5.56%) .NET
11 5 (5.56%) XML
12 3 (3.33%) Hibernate
12 3 (3.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Algorithms
1 20 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 9 (10.00%) iPhone
3 8 (8.89%) User Experience
4 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) NHS
5 1 (1.11%) Animation
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.56%) Linux
2 11 (12.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.22%) Android
3 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Unix
4 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (36.67%) Scrum
4 24 (26.67%) Open Source
5 23 (25.56%) TDD
6 21 (23.33%) Software Engineering
7 19 (21.11%) Configuration Management
8 17 (18.89%) Automation Testing
9 16 (17.78%) Manual Testing
10 14 (15.56%) Kanban
10 14 (15.56%) MVC
10 14 (15.56%) Performance Testing
10 14 (15.56%) Test Automation
11 13 (14.44%) BDD
12 12 (13.33%) OO
12 12 (13.33%) User Stories
13 11 (12.22%) iOS Development
13 11 (12.22%) Software Testing
13 11 (12.22%) Unit Testing
13 11 (12.22%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 51 (56.67%) Java
2 27 (30.00%) Scala
3 20 (22.22%) Python
3 20 (22.22%) Ruby
4 19 (21.11%) SQL
5 17 (18.89%) C#
6 11 (12.22%) Apple Swift
7 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (7.78%) Go
8 7 (7.78%) Groovy
9 3 (3.33%) PHP
10 2 (2.22%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.67%) ISEB
3 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.44%) Degree
5 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.89%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) WCAG
3 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Ansible
1 7 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (7.78%) Puppet
1 7 (7.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Google
2 5 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.11%) Apple
5 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.11%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.11%) hybris
5 1 (1.11%) Zend
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