The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 138 140
Rank change year-on-year +50 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 37 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.86% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £319 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1923 2711 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.73% 96.31% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1858 1870
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 61 112
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.32 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.61% +22.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.96 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire +49 31 £350 +19.14% 3
South Yorkshire +7 4 £375 +7.14% 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 49 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 45 (91.84%) Selenium
3 35 (71.43%) Java
4 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (67.35%) Cucumber
6 31 (63.27%) WebDriver
7 26 (53.06%) BDD
8 22 (44.90%) Jenkins
9 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
10 20 (40.82%) Python
11 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
11 16 (32.65%) SDLC
11 16 (32.65%) Hudson
12 15 (30.61%) Bash Shell
12 15 (30.61%) HTML
12 15 (30.61%) XML
12 15 (30.61%) TDD
13 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (26.53%) Unix
13 13 (26.53%) PHP
14 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (22.45%) QA
16 9 (18.37%) API Testing
17 8 (16.33%) C#
18 7 (14.29%) Finance
18 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
18 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
18 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
18 7 (14.29%) Gherkin
19 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing

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 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Big Data
1 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (91.84%) Selenium
2 33 (67.35%) Cucumber
3 31 (63.27%) WebDriver
4 22 (44.90%) Jenkins
5 16 (32.65%) Hudson
6 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
8 5 (10.20%) Jasmine
8 5 (10.20%) JBehave
8 5 (10.20%) JIRA
9 4 (8.16%) JMeter
10 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
10 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
11 2 (4.08%) Gatling
11 2 (4.08%) HP UFT
11 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
12 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (2.04%) NUnit
12 1 (2.04%) Subversion
12 1 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Games
2 2 (4.08%) German Language
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) HTML
1 15 (30.61%) XML
2 7 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.16%) REST
4 3 (6.12%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 2 (4.08%) RESTful
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) .NET
6 1 (2.04%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (53.06%) BDD
4 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 16 (32.65%) SDLC
6 15 (30.61%) TDD
7 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (18.37%) API Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
10 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Cross-Browser Testing
12 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
12 4 (8.16%) User Stories
13 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (6.12%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (71.43%) Java
2 20 (40.82%) Python
3 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
4 15 (30.61%) Bash Shell
5 13 (26.53%) PHP
6 8 (16.33%) C#
7 4 (8.16%) Scala
8 2 (4.08%) Groovy
8 2 (4.08%) SQL
9 1 (2.04%) C++
9 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
1 1 (2.04%) HP
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