Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 172 210
Rank change year-on-year +41 +38 -46
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 57 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.29% 0.66% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.69% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 14
Yorkshire median daily rate £370 £388 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.52% +22.05% -0.78%
10th Percentile £325 £351 £268
90th Percentile £450 £423 £419
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
England median hourly rate £48.50 £39.37 £29.00
% change year-on-year +23.19% +35.76% -78.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4281 5241 5864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.18% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 3365 3905
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 199 317
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +2.98% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £28.90 £28.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Yorkshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Yorkshire

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
West Yorkshire +12 35 £365 -7.59% 8
South Yorkshire +26 13 £370 -4.52%
North Yorkshire +11 5 £400 +6.67% 1
East Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 57 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 49 (85.96%) Selenium
3 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (77.19%) Java
5 41 (71.93%) WebDriver
6 33 (57.89%) BDD
7 32 (56.14%) Cucumber
8 23 (40.35%) Test Scripting
9 22 (38.60%) TDD
10 16 (28.07%) Jenkins
11 13 (22.81%) Python
12 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
12 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
13 11 (19.30%) C#
14 10 (17.54%) Open Source
14 10 (17.54%) API Testing
15 9 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
15 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
15 9 (15.79%) Hudson
15 9 (15.79%) QA
15 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
15 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
16 8 (14.04%) SDLC
17 7 (12.28%) Ruby
17 7 (12.28%) HTML
17 7 (12.28%) PHP
17 7 (12.28%) XML
17 7 (12.28%) Unix
17 7 (12.28%) OO
17 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (3.51%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) GitHub
1 2 (3.51%) Heroku
1 2 (3.51%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 49 (85.96%) Selenium
2 41 (71.93%) WebDriver
3 32 (56.14%) Cucumber
4 16 (28.07%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.79%) Hudson
6 6 (10.53%) JIRA
7 5 (8.77%) Calabash
7 5 (8.77%) Capybara
8 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
8 3 (5.26%) HP UFT
8 3 (5.26%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.51%) Gatling
9 2 (3.51%) JMeter
9 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.75%) JBehave
10 1 (1.75%) JUnit
10 1 (1.75%) MSTest
10 1 (1.75%) RSpec
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) HTML
1 7 (12.28%) XML
2 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.26%) Node.js
3 3 (5.26%) RESTful
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.77%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (57.89%) BDD
4 23 (40.35%) Test Scripting
5 22 (38.60%) TDD
6 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 10 (17.54%) API Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Open Source
8 9 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Unit Testing
9 8 (14.04%) SDLC
10 7 (12.28%) OO
10 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
12 5 (8.77%) OOP
13 4 (7.02%) Acceptance Criteria
13 4 (7.02%) Scrum
13 4 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (77.19%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) Python
3 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) C#
5 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
6 7 (12.28%) PHP
6 7 (12.28%) Ruby
7 4 (7.02%) Scala
8 3 (5.26%) Groovy
9 2 (3.51%) SQL
10 1 (1.75%) C
10 1 (1.75%) COBOL
10 1 (1.75%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.75%) IBM
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft