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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 82 93 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 13 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.97% 1.03% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.25% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 13
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £298 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 1132 1604 1575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.86% 82.85% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 1123 1008
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 40
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +11 12 £370 +8.82% 6
Test Automation
Yorkshire

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (63.83%) Selenium
2 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (48.94%) Java
4 20 (42.55%) BDD
5 18 (38.30%) QA
5 18 (38.30%) Unit Testing
6 17 (36.17%) Functional Testing
7 16 (34.04%) E-Commerce
7 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
8 15 (31.91%) TDD
9 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
10 13 (27.66%) Syncsort
10 13 (27.66%) OMEGAMON
10 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
10 13 (27.66%) Mainframe
10 13 (27.66%) Scrum
10 13 (27.66%) IBM
10 13 (27.66%) CA
10 13 (27.66%) Splunk
10 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
10 13 (27.66%) CA Service Virtualization
10 13 (27.66%) DevOps
11 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
11 12 (25.53%) Virtual Environments
11 12 (25.53%) CICS
11 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
11 12 (25.53%) Scala
11 12 (25.53%) iPad
12 11 (23.40%) Kanban
13 10 (21.28%) User Stories

Test Automation
Top Related 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 12 (25.53%) CICS
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Confluence
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) LDAP
1 2 (4.26%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) DB2
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (63.83%) Selenium
2 16 (34.04%) Cucumber
3 14 (29.79%) WebDriver
4 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
5 7 (14.89%) JUnit
6 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
7 5 (10.64%) JMeter
8 3 (6.38%) JBehave
8 3 (6.38%) JIRA
8 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
8 3 (6.38%) Mockito
8 3 (6.38%) RSpec
9 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
9 2 (4.26%) Hudson
9 2 (4.26%) MSTest
9 2 (4.26%) NUnit
9 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.26%) TestNG
9 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Tester
2 13 (27.66%) Automation Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Selenium Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Java Automation Tester
5 6 (12.77%) Consultant
6 5 (10.64%) Build Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Developer in Test
6 5 (10.64%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Deployment Specialist
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps Specialist
7 4 (8.51%) z/OS Specialist
8 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Quality Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Developer
9 2 (4.26%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) Gherkin
2 8 (17.02%) Web Services
3 6 (12.77%) RESTful
4 3 (6.38%) JSON
5 2 (4.26%) Apache CXF
5 2 (4.26%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (4.26%) REST
5 2 (4.26%) SOAP
5 2 (4.26%) Spring
5 2 (4.26%) Symfony
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.13%) PowerMock
6 1 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Mainframe
2 12 (25.53%) iPad
3 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) zOS
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) BDD
3 18 (38.30%) Unit Testing
4 17 (36.17%) Functional Testing
5 16 (34.04%) E-Commerce
6 15 (31.91%) TDD
7 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
7 13 (27.66%) DevOps
7 13 (27.66%) Scrum
8 12 (25.53%) Performance Testing
8 12 (25.53%) Virtual Environments
9 11 (23.40%) Kanban
10 10 (21.28%) User Stories
11 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
13 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (12.77%) Security Testing
14 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) Scala
3 6 (12.77%) Groovy
4 5 (10.64%) C#
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 2 (4.26%) SQL
7 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (38.30%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) SDET
2 2 (4.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Docker
1 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (27.66%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (19.15%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) CA
1 13 (27.66%) IBM
1 13 (27.66%) Splunk
1 13 (27.66%) Syncsort
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.13%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (2.13%) Google
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