Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 34 25
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 291 253 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.59% 5.15% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.91% 6.19% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 134 274
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £313 £283 £280
90th Percentile £550 £519 £534
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +10.63% +1.60% +12.49%

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 3,680 4,085 5,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.30% 83.20% 83.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,406 2,672 3,380
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £261 £258 £263
90th Percentile £548 £543 £550
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 133 176
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.73% -0.90% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.69 £9.99
90th Percentile £41.40 £33.50 £26.75
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +1 214 £410 +2.50% 100
South Yorkshire +31 51 £381 +3.39% 15
North Yorkshire +11 18 £356 -10.94% 12
East Yorkshire - 4 £417 - 11
Humberside -2 1 £415 +18.57%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 221 (75.95%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (64.60%) Java
3 132 (45.36%) JavaScript
4 105 (36.08%) Git (software)
5 103 (35.40%) TDD
6 100 (34.36%) SQL
7 91 (31.27%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (30.93%) BDD
9 87 (29.90%) Selenium
10 75 (25.77%) Spring
11 69 (23.71%) Cucumber
11 69 (23.71%) NoSQL
12 64 (21.99%) JIRA
13 63 (21.65%) OO
13 63 (21.65%) Microservices
14 62 (21.31%) MongoDB
14 62 (21.31%) Scrum
15 59 (20.27%) Jenkins
16 58 (19.93%) Open Source
16 58 (19.93%) Software Engineering
17 54 (18.56%) Kanban
18 53 (18.21%) Test Scripting
18 53 (18.21%) Maven
19 52 (17.87%) Subversion
19 52 (17.87%) Node.js
20 50 (17.18%) Confluence
20 50 (17.18%) REST
20 50 (17.18%) Hibernate
21 49 (16.84%) C#
22 43 (14.78%) Linux

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 50 (17.18%) Confluence
2 14 (4.81%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.72%) JBoss
4 5 (1.72%) Jetty
4 5 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.72%) Tornado
4 5 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.69%) nginx
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.34%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.97%) Slack
2 19 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.06%) OpenDNS
4 5 (1.72%) GitHub
5 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.69%) Google Play
5 2 (0.69%) Heroku
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.69%) npm
6 1 (0.34%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.44%) HTTP
2 6 (2.06%) AMQP
2 6 (2.06%) DNS
3 5 (1.72%) SMS
4 1 (0.34%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) SAN
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (23.71%) NoSQL
2 62 (21.31%) MongoDB
3 39 (13.40%) MySQL
4 36 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (11.34%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (5.50%) SQL Server
7 11 (3.78%) Big Data
7 11 (3.78%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.09%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.06%) Couchbase
9 6 (2.06%) Maltego
9 6 (2.06%) Redis
9 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.72%) Endeca
10 5 (1.72%) NewSQL
10 5 (1.72%) Riak
10 5 (1.72%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.03%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.69%) Adabas
12 2 (0.69%) HBase
Development Applications
1 105 (36.08%) Git (software)
2 87 (29.90%) Selenium
3 69 (23.71%) Cucumber
4 64 (21.99%) JIRA
5 59 (20.27%) Jenkins
6 53 (18.21%) Maven
7 52 (17.87%) Subversion
8 42 (14.43%) WebDriver
9 36 (12.37%) Mercurial
10 33 (11.34%) JUnit
11 20 (6.87%) Jasmine
12 15 (5.15%) SoapUI
13 11 (3.78%) Calabash
14 10 (3.44%) SpecFlow
15 9 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (2.75%) Capybara
16 8 (2.75%) Visual Studio
17 7 (2.41%) Eclipse
17 7 (2.41%) MSTest
17 7 (2.41%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (10.31%) Finance
2 17 (5.84%) Banking
3 13 (4.47%) Games
4 8 (2.75%) Retail
5 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.03%) Billing
6 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.03%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 129 (44.33%) Developer
2 71 (24.40%) Java Developer
3 67 (23.02%) Tester
4 48 (16.49%) Automation Tester
5 37 (12.71%) Software Engineer
6 32 (11.00%) Analyst
7 28 (9.62%) Java Engineer
8 22 (7.56%) Java Software Engineer
9 19 (6.53%) Test Analyst
10 16 (5.50%) Senior Developer
11 15 (5.15%) Java Automation Tester
11 15 (5.15%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 15 (5.15%) Selenium Tester
12 14 (4.81%) JavaScript Engineer
13 12 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
13 12 (4.12%) Test Engineer
14 11 (3.78%) .NET Developer
14 11 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
14 11 (3.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (25.77%) Spring
2 52 (17.87%) Node.js
3 50 (17.18%) Hibernate
3 50 (17.18%) REST
4 42 (14.43%) HTML
5 40 (13.75%) RESTful
5 40 (13.75%) Spring Boot
6 35 (12.03%) .NET
7 34 (11.68%) CSS
8 23 (7.90%) CSS3
8 23 (7.90%) HTML5
9 22 (7.56%) AngularJS
10 20 (6.87%) XML
11 17 (5.84%) React
12 16 (5.50%) jQuery
12 16 (5.50%) Web Services
13 15 (5.15%) JSON
14 14 (4.81%) Gherkin
14 14 (4.81%) Kafka
15 12 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.28%) Algorithms
1 27 (9.28%) Data Structures
2 15 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.09%) User Experience
4 7 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.06%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.37%) iPhone
7 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.34%) Clustering
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.34%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.78%) Linux
2 27 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (6.19%) Android
4 13 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.09%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.75%) Unix
7 7 (2.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (75.95%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (35.40%) TDD
3 91 (31.27%) Continuous Integration
4 90 (30.93%) BDD
5 63 (21.65%) Microservices
5 63 (21.65%) OO
6 62 (21.31%) Scrum
7 58 (19.93%) Open Source
7 58 (19.93%) Software Engineering
8 54 (18.56%) Kanban
9 53 (18.21%) Test Scripting
10 39 (13.40%) Mentoring
11 32 (11.00%) SFIA
12 31 (10.65%) Integration Testing
13 29 (9.97%) Coaching
13 29 (9.97%) Test Strategy
13 29 (9.97%) User Stories
14 28 (9.62%) DevOps
15 27 (9.28%) SDLC
16 24 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 188 (64.60%) Java
2 132 (45.36%) JavaScript
3 100 (34.36%) SQL
4 49 (16.84%) C#
5 38 (13.06%) Ruby
6 27 (9.28%) Python
7 18 (6.19%) Scala
8 12 (4.12%) PHP
9 10 (3.44%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.06%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.72%) ES6
13 4 (1.37%) C++
13 4 (1.37%) Groovy
14 2 (0.69%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.69%) C
14 2 (0.69%) NATURAL
14 2 (0.69%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.69%) VB
14 2 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (3.44%) Degree
2 9 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (3.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.03%) ISEB
5 2 (0.69%) CISM
5 2 (0.69%) CISSP
5 2 (0.69%) CRISC
5 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.69%) PMP
6 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.37%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.69%) WCAG
3 1 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (3.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Varnish
2 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (3.09%) Puppet
2 8 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.41%) Ansible
4 4 (1.37%) Kibana
5 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.34%) Grafana
6 1 (0.34%) Graylog
6 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.34%) Rancher
6 1 (0.34%) Salt
6 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (7.56%) Red Hat
2 18 (6.19%) Oracle
3 10 (3.44%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.75%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.75%) Google
5 7 (2.41%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.06%) Adobe
6 6 (2.06%) SAP
7 5 (1.72%) DevExpress
7 5 (1.72%) hybris
7 5 (1.72%) Symantec
8 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.69%) Apple
9 2 (0.69%) Cadence
9 2 (0.69%) Capita
10 1 (0.34%) F5
10 1 (0.34%) HP
10 1 (0.34%) IBM
10 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.34%) Telerik