Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 164 168
Rank change year-on-year +61 +4 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 43 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.52% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 4
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £294 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.15% +4.44% -7.79%
10th Percentile £275 £236 £236
90th Percentile £375 £332 £309
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £338 £294
% change year-on-year +3.70% +14.89% -3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire 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 2749 3920 3981
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.38% 96.48% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1860 2678 2640
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.19%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £231
90th Percentile £546 £560 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 99 146
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.86 £12.25 £13.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.14% -10.80% +5.63%
10th Percentile £9.25 £8.50 £8.90
90th Percentile £29.11 £19.60 £37.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -3.70%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 +53 43 £350 +19.15% 4
Automation Tester
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 43 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 41 (95.35%) Selenium
3 31 (72.09%) Java
4 30 (69.77%) WebDriver
5 29 (67.44%) Cucumber
5 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (51.16%) BDD
7 21 (48.84%) Test Scripting
7 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
8 20 (46.51%) Python
9 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
9 17 (39.53%) SDLC
10 16 (37.21%) Hudson
10 16 (37.21%) HTML
10 16 (37.21%) Bash Shell
11 15 (34.88%) XML
12 14 (32.56%) Unix
12 14 (32.56%) PHP
13 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (25.58%) TDD
15 8 (18.60%) C#
15 8 (18.60%) API Testing
16 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
16 7 (16.28%) Finance
16 7 (16.28%) QA
17 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
17 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
17 6 (13.95%) System 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:

Development Applications
1 41 (95.35%) Selenium
2 30 (69.77%) WebDriver
3 29 (67.44%) Cucumber
4 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
5 16 (37.21%) Hudson
6 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
7 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
8 4 (9.30%) JMeter
9 3 (6.98%) JIRA
9 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.65%) FitNesse
10 2 (4.65%) Gatling
10 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
10 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
10 2 (4.65%) JBehave
10 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
11 1 (2.33%) Appium
11 1 (2.33%) Genymotion
11 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
11 1 (2.33%) UI Automator
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Games
2 2 (4.65%) German Language
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) HTML
2 15 (34.88%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.98%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 29 (67.44%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (51.16%) BDD
4 21 (48.84%) Test Scripting
5 17 (39.53%) SDLC
6 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (25.58%) TDD
8 8 (18.60%) API Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
9 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
12 2 (4.65%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 2 (4.65%) Defect Tracking
12 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
12 2 (4.65%) Open Source
12 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
12 2 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) Java
2 20 (46.51%) Python
3 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
4 16 (37.21%) Bash Shell
5 14 (32.56%) PHP
6 8 (18.60%) C#
7 3 (6.98%) Scala
8 1 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) Groovy
8 1 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
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