Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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 Test Engineer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 160 184
Rank change year-on-year +10 +24 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.10% 0.39% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.40% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
West Yorkshire median daily rate £468 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.67% +36.36% -
10th Percentile £432 £240 £263
90th Percentile £495 £477 £288
Yorkshire median daily rate £468 £375 £288
% change year-on-year +24.67% +30.43% -
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 2893 3481 4230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.35% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1987 2269 2856
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £258
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +8.76%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £35.88 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +1.43% +2.98% +0.70%

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in West Yorkshire

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in West Yorkshire

Test Automation Engineer
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 Test Automation Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -3 2 £484 +29.00% 3
Test Automation Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Test Automation Engineer 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Digital TV
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Telerik
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

Test Automation Engineer 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 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Digital TV
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) IPTV
1 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Telerik