Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Automated Testing
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 190 217 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.22% 6.02% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.34% 6.98% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 113 188
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £325 £285 £264
90th Percentile £558 £536 £502
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.31% +12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £31.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £32.00

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2588 3108 3727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.74% 86.29% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 2039 2565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 108
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.50 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
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 in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in West Yorkshire

Test Automation
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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 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 -3 163 £413 -2.94% 47
Bradford +23 8 £340 - 3
Halifax +7 1 £455 +54.24% 1
Wakefield - 1 £350 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 150 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (70.00%) Java
3 92 (48.42%) Git (software)
4 90 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 79 (41.58%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (36.84%) SQL
7 59 (31.05%) Spring
7 59 (31.05%) Selenium
7 59 (31.05%) Jenkins
8 57 (30.00%) Subversion
9 56 (29.47%) NoSQL
10 55 (28.95%) Scrum
11 54 (28.42%) BDD
12 53 (27.89%) Cucumber
12 53 (27.89%) TDD
13 50 (26.32%) MongoDB
14 47 (24.74%) JIRA
15 45 (23.68%) REST
16 44 (23.16%) Open Source
16 44 (23.16%) Confluence
17 43 (22.63%) HTML
18 41 (21.58%) Linux
18 41 (21.58%) OO
19 39 (20.53%) Python
20 38 (20.00%) Node.js
21 36 (18.95%) Mercurial
21 36 (18.95%) Test Scripting
21 36 (18.95%) C#
21 36 (18.95%) JUnit
21 36 (18.95%) Hibernate

Test Automation
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 44 (23.16%) Confluence
2 5 (2.63%) JBoss
2 5 (2.63%) Jetty
2 5 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.63%) Tornado
2 5 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.58%) nginx
5 2 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.58%) Slack
2 8 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.05%) Google Play
3 2 (1.05%) Heroku
3 2 (1.05%) npm
4 1 (0.53%) Force.com
4 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.05%) HTTP
2 5 (2.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (29.47%) NoSQL
2 50 (26.32%) MongoDB
3 26 (13.68%) MySQL
4 24 (12.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (12.11%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (8.95%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.63%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.63%) Redis
7 5 (2.63%) Riak
7 5 (2.63%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.58%) Big Data
9 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.53%) DB2
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (48.42%) Git (software)
2 59 (31.05%) Jenkins
2 59 (31.05%) Selenium
3 57 (30.00%) Subversion
4 53 (27.89%) Cucumber
5 47 (24.74%) JIRA
6 36 (18.95%) JUnit
6 36 (18.95%) Mercurial
7 33 (17.37%) Maven
8 32 (16.84%) WebDriver
9 19 (10.00%) SoapUI
10 17 (8.95%) Jasmine
11 11 (5.79%) Hudson
12 7 (3.68%) HP UFT
13 6 (3.16%) AppVeyor
13 6 (3.16%) CircleCI
13 6 (3.16%) JBehave
14 5 (2.63%) Eclipse
14 5 (2.63%) JMeter
14 5 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (6.84%) Finance
2 7 (3.68%) Games
3 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.58%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (52.11%) Developer
2 57 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 46 (24.21%) Tester
4 36 (18.95%) Automation Tester
5 21 (11.05%) Software Engineer
6 17 (8.95%) Scala Developer
7 15 (7.89%) Analyst
7 15 (7.89%) Java Engineer
7 15 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
7 15 (7.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 15 (7.89%) Selenium Tester
8 14 (7.37%) Test Analyst
9 11 (5.79%) Java Automation Tester
10 8 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (3.68%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.68%) Lead Software Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (3.16%) Manual Tester
12 6 (3.16%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (31.05%) Spring
2 45 (23.68%) REST
3 43 (22.63%) HTML
4 38 (20.00%) Node.js
5 36 (18.95%) Hibernate
6 28 (14.74%) CSS
7 26 (13.68%) RESTful
8 25 (13.16%) JSON
9 24 (12.63%) HTML5
10 23 (12.11%) CSS3
11 18 (9.47%) Ajax
11 18 (9.47%) Play Framework
11 18 (9.47%) Ruby on Rails
12 17 (8.95%) Django
12 17 (8.95%) Guice
12 17 (8.95%) Spring Boot
12 17 (8.95%) XML
13 11 (5.79%) .NET
13 11 (5.79%) SOAP
13 11 (5.79%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.26%) Algorithms
1 29 (15.26%) Data Structures
2 15 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.68%) User Experience
4 5 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.58%) Clustering
5 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.58%) Linux
2 23 (12.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (6.32%) Unix
4 7 (3.68%) Android
5 6 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.58%) Windows
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (41.58%) Continuous Integration
3 55 (28.95%) Scrum
4 54 (28.42%) BDD
5 53 (27.89%) TDD
6 44 (23.16%) Open Source
7 41 (21.58%) OO
8 36 (18.95%) Test Scripting
9 34 (17.89%) Microservices
10 32 (16.84%) Software Engineering
11 27 (14.21%) Mentoring
12 26 (13.68%) SDLC
13 25 (13.16%) Kanban
14 23 (12.11%) Integration Testing
15 22 (11.58%) SFIA
16 21 (11.05%) Coaching
16 21 (11.05%) Responsive Web Design
17 20 (10.53%) Configuration Management
18 18 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (8.95%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 133 (70.00%) Java
2 90 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 70 (36.84%) SQL
4 39 (20.53%) Python
5 36 (18.95%) C#
6 30 (15.79%) Ruby
7 27 (14.21%) Scala
8 18 (9.47%) Bash Shell
9 17 (8.95%) PHP
10 4 (2.11%) VBScript
11 3 (1.58%) C
11 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.53%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) COBOL
13 1 (0.53%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.53%) Groovy
13 1 (0.53%) JCL
13 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.74%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (2.63%) Degree
3 4 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.05%) PMP
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.53%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.47%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.05%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Docker
2 3 (1.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (5.26%) Puppet
2 8 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.63%) Ansible
4 3 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.58%) Rancher
5 1 (0.53%) Grafana
5 1 (0.53%) Graylog
5 1 (0.53%) Kibana
5 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (10.00%) Google
2 16 (8.42%) Red Hat
3 9 (4.74%) Oracle
4 7 (3.68%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.63%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.11%) Adobe
7 2 (1.05%) Apple
7 2 (1.05%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.05%) IBM
7 2 (1.05%) Zend
8 1 (0.53%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.53%) HP
8 1 (0.53%) New Relic
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.53%) Sun
8 1 (0.53%) Telerik