Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 127 162
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 29 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.96% 0.99% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.03% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 17
West Yorkshire median daily rate £381 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +13.97% +11.48%
10th Percentile £356 £310 £299
90th Percentile £450 £423 £419
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £388 £338
% change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2,923 3,097 4,049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.15% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,996 1,989 2,675
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £257
90th Percentile £548 £538 £540
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 117 171
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -10.71% +12.72%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.14 £8.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £25.16 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.92 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.80% -0.61% +7.69%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

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
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 6 months to 20 January 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
Leeds +3 26 £375 -3.54% 8
Halifax +3 1 - - 2
Bradford - 1 - - 3
Automation Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (86.21%) Selenium
3 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (65.52%) WebDriver
5 18 (62.07%) Java
6 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
7 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
8 10 (34.48%) BDD
8 10 (34.48%) TDD
9 9 (31.03%) C#
10 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
10 6 (20.69%) Mainframe
11 5 (17.24%) Finance
11 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 5 (17.24%) JIRA
11 5 (17.24%) Open Source
12 4 (13.79%) QA
12 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
12 4 (13.79%) Ruby
12 4 (13.79%) SQL
12 4 (13.79%) Python
12 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
13 3 (10.34%) Games
13 3 (10.34%) OOP
13 3 (10.34%) OO
13 3 (10.34%) JMeter
13 3 (10.34%) Degree
13 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
13 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
13 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Heroku
1 2 (6.90%) npm
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 25 (86.21%) Selenium
2 19 (65.52%) WebDriver
3 11 (37.93%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
5 5 (17.24%) JIRA
6 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
7 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
7 3 (10.34%) JMeter
7 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
8 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
8 2 (6.90%) Gatling
8 2 (6.90%) Hudson
8 2 (6.90%) JUnit
8 2 (6.90%) MSTest
8 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.45%) Appium
9 1 (3.45%) Maven
9 1 (3.45%) Subversion
9 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
1 3 (10.34%) Node.js
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Dropwizard
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) Test Scripting
4 10 (34.48%) BDD
4 10 (34.48%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Open Source
6 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.34%) API Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Microservices
7 3 (10.34%) OO
7 3 (10.34%) OOP
7 3 (10.34%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
7 3 (10.34%) User Stories
8 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) Ruby
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) COBOL
6 1 (3.45%) JCL
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) IBM