Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 135 151
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 +45
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 52 48 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.06% 1.07% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.11% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 15
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +17.87%
10th Percentile £304 £351 £326
90th Percentile £388 £450 £423
England median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £48.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year - +23.19% +35.76%

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 4,680 4,318 4,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.36% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,146 2,837 2,995
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 154 209
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £13.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.80% -0.61%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.87 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £26.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.08% +0.60% -0.59%

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 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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 +13 51 £375 -1.64% 9
South Yorkshire -26 1 £275 -25.68%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 31 (59.62%) Selenium
3 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (40.38%) C#
5 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (32.69%) Java
6 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
7 15 (28.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (26.92%) Linux
9 10 (19.23%) Python
10 9 (17.31%) Scrum
10 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
11 8 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (15.38%) Kafka
11 8 (15.38%) Docker
11 8 (15.38%) Degree
11 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
11 8 (15.38%) OO
12 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
12 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
13 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
13 6 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (11.54%) SOAP
13 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
13 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
13 6 (11.54%) User Stories
14 5 (9.62%) Defect 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 31 (59.62%) Selenium
2 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
3 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
3 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.77%) JIRA
4 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.85%) JMeter
5 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.92%) Appium
General
1 1 (1.92%) Finance
1 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Kafka
2 6 (11.54%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) React Native
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (28.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (26.92%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (17.31%) Scrum
6 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
7 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
7 8 (15.38%) OO
8 7 (13.46%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) User Stories
10 5 (9.62%) Defect Management
11 4 (7.69%) BDD
12 3 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
13 2 (3.85%) API Testing
13 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
13 2 (3.85%) SDET
13 2 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) C#
2 17 (32.69%) Java
2 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.23%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft