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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 29 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 +13  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 119 118 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 8.35% 5.83% 4.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.63% 6.66% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 79 82
Median daily rate £406 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1236 1772 1819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.74% 87.59% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1221 1298
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 32
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.02 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +8 103 £400 -3.03% 28
Bradford +12 5 £500 +43.88% 1
Halifax +7 1 £558 +31.29%
Wakefield - 1 £350 - 1
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 192 (76.49%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (51.39%) Java
3 102 (40.64%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (35.46%) Python
5 84 (33.47%) Git (software)
6 81 (32.27%) Jenkins
7 78 (31.08%) HTML
8 75 (29.88%) JavaScript
9 71 (28.29%) Linux
9 71 (28.29%) Selenium
10 67 (26.69%) Scrum
11 66 (26.29%) Scala
12 60 (23.90%) CSS
12 60 (23.90%) Subversion
13 58 (23.11%) Configuration Management
14 57 (22.71%) HTTP
15 56 (22.31%) JIRA
15 56 (22.31%) Cucumber
16 55 (21.91%) Ruby
16 55 (21.91%) RESTful
17 53 (21.12%) Open Source
18 52 (20.72%) BDD
18 52 (20.72%) REST
19 51 (20.32%) TDD
20 49 (19.52%) SQL
21 48 (19.12%) JSON
22 47 (18.73%) Software Engineering
22 47 (18.73%) Confluence
23 45 (17.93%) WebDriver
24 44 (17.53%) Relational Database

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 47 (18.73%) Confluence
2 9 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.20%) Apache
3 3 (1.20%) nginx
3 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Drupal
5 1 (0.40%) SAS
5 1 (0.40%) Tornado
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.40%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.18%) Slack
2 7 (2.79%) GitHub
3 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) Force.com
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (22.71%) HTTP
2 7 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.80%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.53%) Relational Database
2 33 (13.15%) NoSQL
3 27 (10.76%) MongoDB
4 20 (7.97%) MySQL
4 20 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (3.59%) SQL Server
7 8 (3.19%) Redis
8 2 (0.80%) Big Data
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) OLAP
9 1 (0.40%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.40%) Riak
9 1 (0.40%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 84 (33.47%) Git (software)
2 81 (32.27%) Jenkins
3 71 (28.29%) Selenium
4 60 (23.90%) Subversion
5 56 (22.31%) Cucumber
5 56 (22.31%) JIRA
6 45 (17.93%) WebDriver
7 40 (15.94%) JUnit
8 21 (8.37%) Hudson
9 19 (7.57%) SoapUI
10 18 (7.17%) Mercurial
11 16 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (6.37%) Visual Studio
12 12 (4.78%) Jasmine
13 9 (3.59%) JMeter
13 9 (3.59%) MSTest
14 7 (2.79%) PHPUnit
15 6 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
16 5 (1.99%) Gatling
16 5 (1.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (7.97%) Finance
2 7 (2.79%) Marketing
3 3 (1.20%) Automotive
3 3 (1.20%) Games
3 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.80%) German Language
4 2 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (45.42%) Developer
2 62 (24.70%) Tester
3 42 (16.73%) Automation Tester
4 41 (16.33%) Java Developer
5 39 (15.54%) Scala Developer
6 24 (9.56%) Selenium Tester
7 23 (9.16%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 20 (7.97%) Analyst
9 19 (7.57%) Test Analyst
10 18 (7.17%) Java Scala Developer
11 17 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (5.58%) PHP Developer
13 12 (4.78%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (4.78%) iOS Developer
13 12 (4.78%) Java Automation Tester
14 11 (4.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 11 (4.38%) Web Automation Tester
14 11 (4.38%) Web Tester
15 9 (3.59%) Java Engineer
15 9 (3.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (31.08%) HTML
2 60 (23.90%) CSS
3 55 (21.91%) RESTful
4 52 (20.72%) REST
5 48 (19.12%) JSON
6 43 (17.13%) Spring
7 41 (16.33%) HTML5
8 38 (15.14%) CSS3
9 36 (14.34%) Django
10 35 (13.94%) Ajax
11 32 (12.75%) Play Framework
12 29 (11.55%) Guice
12 29 (11.55%) Ruby on Rails
12 29 (11.55%) Spring MVC
13 26 (10.36%) XML
14 17 (6.77%) .NET
15 16 (6.37%) Node.js
16 14 (5.58%) Symfony
17 12 (4.78%) Web Services
18 10 (3.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.36%) Algorithms
1 26 (10.36%) Data Structures
2 24 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.78%) iPhone
4 11 (4.38%) User Experience
5 8 (3.19%) NHS
6 7 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.40%) Animation
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.40%) IPTV
9 1 (0.40%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 71 (28.29%) Linux
2 32 (12.75%) Unix
3 17 (6.77%) Apple iOS
4 13 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.38%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.99%) Android
6 5 (1.99%) Windows
7 1 (0.40%) AIX
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (76.49%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (40.64%) Continuous Integration
3 67 (26.69%) Scrum
4 58 (23.11%) Configuration Management
5 53 (21.12%) Open Source
6 52 (20.72%) BDD
7 51 (20.32%) TDD
8 47 (18.73%) Software Engineering
9 41 (16.33%) SDLC
10 39 (15.54%) MVC
11 37 (14.74%) Web Design
12 36 (14.34%) Responsive Web Design
12 36 (14.34%) Test Scripting
13 28 (11.16%) DevOps
14 27 (10.76%) OWASP
15 23 (9.16%) Web Development
16 22 (8.76%) Manual Testing
16 22 (8.76%) Unit Testing
17 21 (8.37%) Software Testing
17 21 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (51.39%) Java
2 89 (35.46%) Python
3 75 (29.88%) JavaScript
4 66 (26.29%) Scala
5 55 (21.91%) Ruby
6 49 (19.52%) SQL
7 42 (16.73%) C#
8 33 (13.15%) PHP
9 23 (9.16%) Bash Shell
10 14 (5.58%) Apple Swift
10 14 (5.58%) Groovy
11 7 (2.79%) Go
12 6 (2.39%) ECMAScript
13 3 (1.20%) C++
13 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.80%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.40%) C
15 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.17%) ISTQB
2 11 (4.38%) ISEB
3 7 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.99%) Degree
4 5 (1.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.75%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (3.98%) Docker
2 4 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.59%) vSphere
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.98%) Puppet
3 9 (3.59%) Ansible
4 7 (2.79%) Salt
5 4 (1.59%) SCCM
6 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.80%) Rancher
7 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (11.55%) Google
2 14 (5.58%) Zend
3 11 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.59%) Red Hat
5 8 (3.19%) Oracle
6 5 (1.99%) VMware
7 3 (1.20%) Splunk
8 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.80%) HP
8 2 (0.80%) SAP
9 1 (0.40%) Apple
9 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.40%) hybris
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.40%) Sun
9 1 (0.40%) Xamarin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
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