Period
to 26 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 26 March 2019 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.

Automated Testing
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 338 400 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 7.21% 8.37% 6.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.33% 9.76% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 298 166
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £550 £538 £522
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% - -
England median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.67% +12.50% -4.76%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,056 4,100 3,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.50% 85.81% 84.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,766 2,706 2,440
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £556
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.65% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 125 96
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.66 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.27% +42.55% -4.98%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.60 £9.80
90th Percentile £45.85 £44.50 £29.50
England median hourly rate £23.79 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.83% - +10.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 26 March 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 -10 212 £425 +6.25% 47
South Yorkshire +14 113 £500 +17.65% 7
North Yorkshire -6 6 £320 -20.00% 3
East Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 209 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (51.48%) Java
3 107 (31.66%) JavaScript
3 107 (31.66%) Linux
4 106 (31.36%) Git (software)
5 104 (30.77%) Node.js
5 104 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (23.37%) TDD
7 73 (21.60%) Microservices
8 72 (21.30%) Open Source
9 69 (20.41%) Jenkins
10 67 (19.82%) Selenium
11 66 (19.53%) Continuous Deployment
12 65 (19.23%) Spring
12 65 (19.23%) Unix
13 64 (18.93%) HTML
14 63 (18.64%) Spring Boot
15 60 (17.75%) REST
16 59 (17.46%) Python
17 57 (16.86%) JIRA
17 57 (16.86%) RESTful
18 56 (16.57%) Bash Shell
18 56 (16.57%) DevOps
18 56 (16.57%) Web Development
18 56 (16.57%) Scrum
19 54 (15.98%) C#
19 54 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
20 52 (15.38%) BDD
20 52 (15.38%) React
20 52 (15.38%) CSS

Test Automation
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 38 (11.24%) Confluence
2 13 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (2.66%) Mule
4 8 (2.37%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.48%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.18%) Anypoint
7 3 (0.89%) Apache
7 3 (0.89%) CMS
8 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.30%) Jetty
9 1 (0.30%) nginx
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.98%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (14.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (10.65%) GitHub
4 28 (8.28%) Slack
5 17 (5.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (4.14%) Heroku
7 11 (3.25%) PaaS
8 10 (2.96%) IaaS
9 9 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (2.07%) SaaS
12 5 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.48%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.48%) Office 365
12 5 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (1.18%) Route 53
14 3 (0.89%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
16 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.30%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.31%) HTTP
2 33 (9.76%) SSL
3 29 (8.58%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.55%) DNS
5 11 (3.25%) DHCP
5 11 (3.25%) FTP
5 11 (3.25%) IPsec
6 8 (2.37%) Firewall
7 6 (1.78%) VPN
8 4 (1.18%) BGP
8 4 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.18%) Internet
8 4 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.18%) MPLS
8 4 (1.18%) NX-OS
8 4 (1.18%) OSPF
8 4 (1.18%) VPLS
8 4 (1.18%) WAN
9 2 (0.59%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.54%) MongoDB
1 39 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 32 (9.47%) MySQL
3 26 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.14%) RDBMS
4 14 (4.14%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.25%) Neo4j
5 11 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.66%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.37%) Big Data
8 6 (1.78%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.18%) Impala
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.59%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 106 (31.36%) Git (software)
2 69 (20.41%) Jenkins
3 67 (19.82%) Selenium
4 57 (16.86%) JIRA
5 48 (14.20%) Cucumber
6 34 (10.06%) JUnit
7 28 (8.28%) Maven
7 28 (8.28%) WebDriver
8 26 (7.69%) Spock
9 19 (5.62%) SoapUI
9 19 (5.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (5.33%) Mockito
11 13 (3.85%) Subversion
12 11 (3.25%) Travis CI
13 10 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (2.66%) Xcode
15 7 (2.07%) GitLab
15 7 (2.07%) Visual Studio
15 7 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (1.78%) Protractor
General
1 36 (10.65%) Finance
2 17 (5.03%) Banking
3 6 (1.78%) Retail
4 4 (1.18%) Marketing
5 3 (0.89%) Games
5 3 (0.89%) Legal
5 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (40.24%) Developer
2 54 (15.98%) Tester
3 48 (14.20%) Java Developer
4 41 (12.13%) Automation Tester
5 29 (8.58%) Full Stack Developer
6 27 (7.99%) Analyst
6 27 (7.99%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (7.99%) Test Analyst
7 22 (6.51%) Test Engineer
8 16 (4.73%) JavaScript Developer
8 16 (4.73%) Senior Developer
9 12 (3.55%) Developer in Test
9 12 (3.55%) Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (3.25%) .NET Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Architect
10 11 (3.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 11 (3.25%) Selenium Tester
11 10 (2.96%) Agile Tester
11 10 (2.96%) iOS Developer
11 10 (2.96%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (30.77%) Node.js
2 65 (19.23%) Spring
3 64 (18.93%) HTML
4 63 (18.64%) Spring Boot
5 60 (17.75%) REST
6 57 (16.86%) RESTful
7 52 (15.38%) CSS
7 52 (15.38%) React
8 34 (10.06%) .NET
9 32 (9.47%) AngularJS
10 25 (7.40%) JSON
10 25 (7.40%) Vue.js
11 22 (6.51%) SOAP
12 21 (6.21%) Web Services
13 17 (5.03%) Kafka
14 12 (3.55%) Hibernate
14 12 (3.55%) JAX-RS
15 11 (3.25%) Dropwizard
16 10 (2.96%) Express
16 10 (2.96%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.51%) Mobile App
2 20 (5.92%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.14%) User Experience
4 12 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.96%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.66%) iSeries
8 5 (1.48%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.48%) IVR
9 4 (1.18%) NHS
10 3 (0.89%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 107 (31.66%) Linux
2 65 (19.23%) Unix
3 27 (7.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (4.14%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.14%) Mac OS X
5 13 (3.85%) Windows
6 6 (1.78%) Android
6 6 (1.78%) CentOS
7 2 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.30%) VMS
8 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (61.83%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 79 (23.37%) TDD
4 73 (21.60%) Microservices
5 72 (21.30%) Open Source
6 66 (19.53%) Continuous Deployment
7 56 (16.57%) DevOps
7 56 (16.57%) Scrum
7 56 (16.57%) Web Development
8 52 (15.38%) BDD
9 48 (14.20%) Test Scripting
10 43 (12.72%) Configuration Management
11 38 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 38 (11.24%) Software Engineering
12 37 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
13 35 (10.36%) Pair Programming
14 31 (9.17%) SDLC
15 29 (8.58%) Kanban
16 28 (8.28%) Non-Functional Testing
17 26 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 174 (51.48%) Java
2 107 (31.66%) JavaScript
3 59 (17.46%) Python
4 56 (16.57%) Bash Shell
5 54 (15.98%) C#
6 49 (14.50%) Java 8
7 38 (11.24%) SQL
8 31 (9.17%) Ruby
9 25 (7.40%) ES6
10 15 (4.44%) Go
11 12 (3.55%) Scala
12 9 (2.66%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.48%) PHP
13 5 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.89%) Perl
14 3 (0.89%) R
14 3 (0.89%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 27 (7.99%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.33%) ISEB
4 16 (4.73%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.25%) DBS Check
6 8 (2.37%) Degree
7 5 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.18%) CCIE
8 4 (1.18%) CCNP
8 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) CISA
10 1 (0.30%) CISM
10 1 (0.30%) CISSP
10 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.30%) OCA
10 1 (0.30%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.21%) QA
2 13 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.89%) HL7
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (6.21%) Docker
2 11 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.59%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) ACF2
5 1 (0.30%) HDFS
5 1 (0.30%) RACF
5 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (10.95%) Puppet
2 33 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (6.51%) Ansible
4 14 (4.14%) Terraform
5 10 (2.96%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.78%) Packer
7 5 (1.48%) Grafana
8 4 (1.18%) CloudHub
8 4 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.18%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.18%) Rancher
9 3 (0.89%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.59%) Consul
10 2 (0.59%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.30%) Graphite
11 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.30%) vRealize
11 1 (0.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 23 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.73%) Google
3 14 (4.14%) Splunk
4 13 (3.85%) AppDynamics
4 13 (3.85%) Oracle
4 13 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.25%) NetApp
6 9 (2.66%) EMC
7 8 (2.37%) Atlassian
7 8 (2.37%) HP
7 8 (2.37%) TOWER Software
8 7 (2.07%) VMware
9 6 (1.78%) Perfecto Mobile
10 5 (1.48%) Adobe
10 5 (1.48%) Cisco
11 4 (1.18%) Black Duck
11 4 (1.18%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.18%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.89%) Dataiku
12 3 (0.89%) Tableau