The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 44 114 102
Rank change year-on-year +70 -12  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 91 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 4.27% 0.99% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.18% 1.22% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 23
Median daily rate £400 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1757 2301 2187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.53% 81.05% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1562 1414
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Yorkshire

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire +48 62 £400 +3.22% 20
South Yorkshire +21 25 £438 -7.89% 2
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 97 (75.78%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (64.06%) Java
3 64 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (42.19%) Git (software)
5 44 (34.38%) TDD
6 41 (32.03%) Linux
7 40 (31.25%) CSS
8 37 (28.91%) Scrum
8 37 (28.91%) Configuration Management
9 35 (27.34%) Subversion
9 35 (27.34%) BDD
10 32 (25.00%) REST
10 32 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 29 (22.66%) Web Services
11 29 (22.66%) SQL
12 28 (21.88%) JavaScript
12 28 (21.88%) Selenium
12 28 (21.88%) Data Structures
12 28 (21.88%) Algorithms
12 28 (21.88%) RESTful
12 28 (21.88%) Scala
13 26 (20.31%) Jenkins
13 26 (20.31%) HTML
14 25 (19.53%) JSON
14 25 (19.53%) User Experience
15 24 (18.75%) Open Source
15 24 (18.75%) Software Engineering
16 23 (17.97%) Ruby
17 22 (17.19%) Python
17 22 (17.19%) Mercurial

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 13 (10.16%) Confluence
2 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.34%) Apache
3 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) Drupal
4 1 (0.78%) JBoss
4 1 (0.78%) Jetty
4 1 (0.78%) nginx
4 1 (0.78%) Tornado
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.63%) HTTP
2 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.56%) LDAP
3 2 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 19 (14.84%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.03%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.03%) MySQL
3 9 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.56%) Redis
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 54 (42.19%) Git (software)
2 35 (27.34%) Subversion
3 28 (21.88%) Selenium
4 26 (20.31%) Jenkins
5 22 (17.19%) Mercurial
6 18 (14.06%) JIRA
7 15 (11.72%) JUnit
8 14 (10.94%) WebDriver
9 12 (9.38%) Cucumber
10 11 (8.59%) Visual Studio
11 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (7.03%) SoapUI
13 7 (5.47%) MSTest
14 6 (4.69%) TeamCity
15 5 (3.91%) JMeter
15 5 (3.91%) SpecFlow
16 4 (3.13%) Hudson
17 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 3 (2.34%) RSpec
17 3 (2.34%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (4.69%) Games
2 3 (2.34%) Finance
3 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (54.69%) Developer
2 40 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 33 (25.78%) Tester
4 22 (17.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 15 (11.72%) Automation Tester
6 10 (7.81%) Selenium Tester
7 9 (7.03%) iOS Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Java Automation Tester
7 9 (7.03%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 8 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
8 8 (6.25%) Scala Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Java Scala Developer
9 7 (5.47%) QA Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) WebOps Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Performance Tester
10 6 (4.69%) QA Test Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (31.25%) CSS
2 32 (25.00%) REST
3 29 (22.66%) Web Services
4 28 (21.88%) RESTful
5 26 (20.31%) HTML
6 25 (19.53%) JSON
7 20 (15.63%) Spring
8 18 (14.06%) CSS3
8 18 (14.06%) HTML5
9 17 (13.28%) Ajax
10 14 (10.94%) Gherkin
10 14 (10.94%) Spring MVC
11 13 (10.16%) Django
11 13 (10.16%) Guice
11 13 (10.16%) Play Framework
11 13 (10.16%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (7.03%) .NET
13 5 (3.91%) XML
14 4 (3.13%) AngularJS
14 4 (3.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.88%) Algorithms
1 28 (21.88%) Data Structures
2 25 (19.53%) User Experience
3 9 (7.03%) iPhone
4 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.13%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) Animation
7 1 (0.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.03%) Linux
2 18 (14.06%) Unix
3 17 (13.28%) Mac OS X
4 11 (8.59%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.13%) Windows
6 3 (2.34%) Android
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (75.78%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (34.38%) TDD
4 37 (28.91%) Configuration Management
4 37 (28.91%) Scrum
5 35 (27.34%) BDD
6 24 (18.75%) Open Source
6 24 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 22 (17.19%) Front End Development
8 21 (16.41%) OO
9 18 (14.06%) Automation Testing
10 17 (13.28%) Manual Testing
10 17 (13.28%) Test Automation
11 16 (12.50%) DevOps
11 16 (12.50%) Line Management
11 16 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 15 (11.72%) Web Development
13 14 (10.94%) MVC
13 14 (10.94%) Performance Testing
13 14 (10.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 82 (64.06%) Java
2 29 (22.66%) SQL
3 28 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 28 (21.88%) Scala
4 23 (17.97%) Ruby
5 22 (17.19%) Python
6 20 (15.63%) C#
7 11 (8.59%) Apple Swift
8 9 (7.03%) Go
9 6 (4.69%) Groovy
10 3 (2.34%) PHP
11 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.81%) Degree
3 7 (5.47%) ISEB
4 6 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.56%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.28%) QA
2 5 (3.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.56%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) Ansible
1 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (5.47%) Puppet
1 7 (5.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (10.16%) Google
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.34%) DevExpress
5 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Apple
6 1 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.78%) hybris
6 1 (0.78%) Zend
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