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

Automation Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 111 113
Rank change year-on-year +32 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 19 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.39% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Median daily rate £338 £294 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.89% +9.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £279 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £309 £284
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £332 £314
% change year-on-year -2.10% +5.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 1331 1944 1900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.22% 96.09% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 1351 1188
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 64 79
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in West Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in West Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in West Yorkshire

Automation Tester
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 Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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 +38 19 £338 +14.89% 6
Automation Tester
Yorkshire

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 28 (93.33%) Selenium
2 24 (80.00%) Java
3 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
3 19 (63.33%) BDD
4 18 (60.00%) WebDriver
5 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
6 14 (46.67%) TDD
7 13 (43.33%) QA
8 12 (40.00%) Automated Testing
9 11 (36.67%) Python
9 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
10 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
11 9 (30.00%) SDLC
12 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
12 7 (23.33%) Hudson
12 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (23.33%) Scala
12 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
13 6 (20.00%) HTML
13 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
13 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
13 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
13 6 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (20.00%) API Testing
13 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
14 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (16.67%) REST

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) GitHub
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (93.33%) Selenium
2 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
3 18 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (23.33%) Hudson
6 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
7 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 5 (16.67%) JMeter
8 3 (10.00%) FitNesse
8 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
9 2 (6.67%) Gatling
9 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
9 2 (6.67%) JIRA
9 2 (6.67%) Mercurial
10 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
10 1 (3.33%) JBehave
10 1 (3.33%) JUnit
10 1 (3.33%) NUnit
10 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Games
1 2 (6.67%) German Language
1 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
2 6 (20.00%) HTML
3 5 (16.67%) REST
3 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 5 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) RESTful
4 3 (10.00%) SOAP
5 2 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (3.33%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (63.33%) BDD
2 17 (56.67%) Test Automation
3 14 (46.67%) TDD
4 12 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 9 (30.00%) SDLC
7 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.00%) API Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 4 (13.33%) User Stories
11 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
11 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Python
3 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) Scala
4 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.33%) Groovy
5 4 (13.33%) PHP
6 3 (10.00%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ISEB
1 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (43.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
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