The median contractor rate for a Automation Test Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation Analyst
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 95 103 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 8 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.60% 0.21% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.22% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
Median daily rate £338 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £266 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £274 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £306 £325
% change year-on-year +14.28% -5.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1297 1830 1703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.72% 96.11% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1240 1076
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 86
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £8.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in West Yorkshire

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in West Yorkshire

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Test Analyst in West Yorkshire

Automation Test Analyst
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 Automation Test Analyst within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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 +6 4 £375 +38.88% 3
Halifax - 4 £295 -
Automation Test Analyst
Yorkshire

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (66.67%) QA
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 7 (58.33%) Groovy
3 3 (25.00%) JMeter
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Gatling
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Gatling
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (8.33%) JBehave
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) MSTest
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Splunk