The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 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.

Automation Testing
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 129 118
Rank change year-on-year +23 -11  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 16 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.75% 0.38% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.47% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
Median daily rate £338 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation 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 1759 2332 2198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.85% 81.11% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1595 1422
Median daily rate £410 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 65 64
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 £39.10 £37.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Yorkshire

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Testing in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Testing in Yorkshire

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 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 +18 11 £325 +3.17% 12
North Yorkshire +7 2 £475 +50.79% 7
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) Scrum
3 17 (56.67%) Automated Testing
4 16 (53.33%) Java
5 15 (50.00%) Selenium
6 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
6 14 (46.67%) BDD
7 11 (36.67%) Scala
7 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
7 11 (36.67%) QA
7 11 (36.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (33.33%) User Stories
9 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
10 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
10 8 (26.67%) Kanban
10 8 (26.67%) Groovy
10 8 (26.67%) RESTful
10 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (26.67%) Gherkin
10 8 (26.67%) API Testing
11 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
11 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
11 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
11 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (23.33%) ISEB
11 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
12 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 6 (20.00%) Security Testing

Automation Testing
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 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
1 2 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.67%) Redis
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (23.33%) Cucumber
3 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
3 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (13.33%) JIRA
4 4 (13.33%) JMeter
4 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 3 (10.00%) JUnit
5 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.67%) Mockito
6 2 (6.67%) RSpec
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) TestNG
7 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.33%) Hudson
7 1 (3.33%) JBehave
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (3.33%) Maven
7 1 (3.33%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Tester
2 8 (26.67%) Automation Tester
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Tester
6 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Gherkin
1 8 (26.67%) RESTful
2 6 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (6.67%) jQuery
4 2 (6.67%) JSON
4 2 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (6.67%) Spring
4 2 (6.67%) Symfony
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) Scrum
3 17 (56.67%) Automated Testing
4 14 (46.67%) BDD
4 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
5 11 (36.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (33.33%) User Stories
7 9 (30.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (26.67%) API Testing
8 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (26.67%) Kanban
8 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
9 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 5 (16.67%) Defect Management
11 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Scala
3 8 (26.67%) Groovy
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) ISEB
1 7 (23.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.33%) Google
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago