Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 28 30
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 197 218 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 6.52% 5.99% 5.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.68% 6.94% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 117 195
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +9.21% +7.80%
10th Percentile £325 £289 £265
90th Percentile £550 £532 £531
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.38% +17.65%
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 2565 3140 3783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.88% 86.29% 84.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1772 2066 2613
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £537
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 107
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.08 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £37.53 £30.63 £41.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.11% +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 17 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 17 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 +1 169 £413 -1.79% 39
Bradford +22 8 £340 - 4
Halifax +9 1 £455 +46.77% 1
Wakefield - 1 £350 -
Test Automation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 154 (78.17%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (69.04%) Java
3 94 (47.72%) Git (software)
4 92 (46.70%) JavaScript
5 82 (41.62%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (36.04%) SQL
7 63 (31.98%) Jenkins
8 60 (30.46%) Selenium
8 60 (30.46%) Spring
9 58 (29.44%) Subversion
10 57 (28.93%) Scrum
10 57 (28.93%) BDD
10 57 (28.93%) NoSQL
11 55 (27.92%) Cucumber
11 55 (27.92%) TDD
12 51 (25.89%) MongoDB
13 50 (25.38%) JIRA
14 47 (23.86%) Open Source
14 47 (23.86%) REST
15 46 (23.35%) Confluence
16 45 (22.84%) HTML
17 43 (21.83%) Linux
18 42 (21.32%) Python
19 41 (20.81%) OO
20 39 (19.80%) Node.js
21 38 (19.29%) C#
21 38 (19.29%) JUnit
22 37 (18.78%) Test Scripting
23 36 (18.27%) Mercurial
23 36 (18.27%) 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 46 (23.35%) Confluence
2 5 (2.54%) JBoss
2 5 (2.54%) Jetty
2 5 (2.54%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.54%) Tornado
2 5 (2.54%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.52%) nginx
5 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.68%) Slack
2 8 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) Google Play
3 2 (1.02%) Heroku
3 2 (1.02%) npm
4 1 (0.51%) Force.com
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.17%) HTTP
2 5 (2.54%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (28.93%) NoSQL
2 51 (25.89%) MongoDB
3 27 (13.71%) MySQL
4 25 (12.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 24 (12.18%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (9.14%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.54%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.54%) Redis
7 5 (2.54%) Riak
7 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.52%) Big Data
9 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.51%) DB2
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 94 (47.72%) Git (software)
2 63 (31.98%) Jenkins
3 60 (30.46%) Selenium
4 58 (29.44%) Subversion
5 55 (27.92%) Cucumber
6 50 (25.38%) JIRA
7 38 (19.29%) JUnit
8 36 (18.27%) Mercurial
9 33 (16.75%) Maven
9 33 (16.75%) WebDriver
10 19 (9.64%) SoapUI
11 18 (9.14%) Jasmine
12 12 (6.09%) Hudson
13 6 (3.05%) AppVeyor
13 6 (3.05%) CircleCI
13 6 (3.05%) HP UFT
13 6 (3.05%) JBehave
14 5 (2.54%) FitNesse
14 5 (2.54%) JMeter
14 5 (2.54%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (7.61%) Finance
2 7 (3.55%) Games
3 4 (2.03%) Marketing
3 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 102 (51.78%) Developer
2 58 (29.44%) Java Developer
3 48 (24.37%) Tester
4 37 (18.78%) Automation Tester
5 21 (10.66%) Software Engineer
6 17 (8.63%) Scala Developer
7 16 (8.12%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 16 (8.12%) Selenium Tester
8 15 (7.61%) Analyst
8 15 (7.61%) Java Engineer
8 15 (7.61%) Java Software Engineer
9 14 (7.11%) Test Analyst
10 11 (5.58%) Java Automation Tester
11 8 (4.06%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (4.06%) Java Software Developer
12 7 (3.55%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.55%) Lead Software Engineer
13 6 (3.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 6 (3.05%) Java Scala Developer
13 6 (3.05%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (30.46%) Spring
2 47 (23.86%) REST
3 45 (22.84%) HTML
4 39 (19.80%) Node.js
5 36 (18.27%) Hibernate
6 29 (14.72%) CSS
7 28 (14.21%) RESTful
8 27 (13.71%) JSON
9 25 (12.69%) HTML5
10 24 (12.18%) CSS3
11 19 (9.64%) Ajax
11 19 (9.64%) Play Framework
11 19 (9.64%) Ruby on Rails
12 18 (9.14%) Django
12 18 (9.14%) Guice
12 18 (9.14%) XML
13 17 (8.63%) Spring Boot
14 12 (6.09%) .NET
14 12 (6.09%) Spring MVC
15 10 (5.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.72%) Algorithms
1 29 (14.72%) Data Structures
2 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.55%) User Experience
4 5 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.52%) Clustering
6 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.51%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) IPTV
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.83%) Linux
2 24 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (6.60%) Unix
4 7 (3.55%) Android
5 6 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.52%) Windows
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (78.17%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (41.62%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (28.93%) BDD
3 57 (28.93%) Scrum
4 55 (27.92%) TDD
5 47 (23.86%) Open Source
6 41 (20.81%) OO
7 37 (18.78%) Test Scripting
8 36 (18.27%) Microservices
9 33 (16.75%) Software Engineering
10 28 (14.21%) SDLC
11 27 (13.71%) Mentoring
12 25 (12.69%) Kanban
13 24 (12.18%) Integration Testing
14 22 (11.17%) Responsive Web Design
14 22 (11.17%) SFIA
15 21 (10.66%) Coaching
15 21 (10.66%) Configuration Management
16 20 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (9.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 136 (69.04%) Java
2 92 (46.70%) JavaScript
3 71 (36.04%) SQL
4 42 (21.32%) Python
5 38 (19.29%) C#
6 31 (15.74%) Ruby
7 29 (14.72%) Scala
8 19 (9.64%) Bash Shell
9 18 (9.14%) PHP
10 4 (2.03%) VBScript
11 3 (1.52%) C
11 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.02%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.02%) C++
12 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.51%) COBOL
13 1 (0.51%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.51%) Groovy
13 1 (0.51%) JCL
13 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (2.54%) Degree
3 4 (2.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.02%) ISEB
4 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.02%) PMP
4 2 (1.02%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.14%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.02%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (5.08%) Docker
2 3 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (5.08%) Puppet
2 8 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.54%) Ansible
4 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.52%) Rancher
5 1 (0.51%) Grafana
5 1 (0.51%) Graylog
5 1 (0.51%) Kibana
5 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (10.15%) Google
2 17 (8.63%) Red Hat
3 9 (4.57%) Oracle
4 7 (3.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.54%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.03%) Adobe
7 2 (1.02%) Apple
7 2 (1.02%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.02%) IBM
7 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.02%) Zend
8 1 (0.51%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.51%) HP
8 1 (0.51%) New Relic
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Sun
8 1 (0.51%) Telerik