Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 36
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 415 298 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.61% 6.92% 4.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.03% 8.22% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 164 181
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £277
90th Percentile £535 £538 £545
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Yorkshire median hourly rate £43.00 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +26.00% -6.25% +11.11%

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 4,136 3,625 4,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 85.81% 84.22% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,706 2,365 3,219
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £269
90th Percentile £538 £557 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 88 142
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.03 £13.75 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.40% -10.60% -5.35%
10th Percentile £10.50 £8.86 £10.20
90th Percentile £42.90 £35.52 £38.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +10.71%

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 21 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 April 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 +2 342 £400 - 83
South Yorkshire +4 57 £400 +6.67% 14
North Yorkshire +2 10 £400 - 8
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 317 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (50.84%) Java
3 206 (49.64%) JavaScript
4 148 (35.66%) TDD
5 117 (28.19%) SQL
6 116 (27.95%) Microservices
7 114 (27.47%) Git (software)
8 105 (25.30%) Selenium
9 102 (24.58%) BDD
10 101 (24.34%) Scrum
11 95 (22.89%) OO
12 93 (22.41%) C#
13 84 (20.24%) Software Engineering
13 84 (20.24%) Cucumber
14 82 (19.76%) Spring
15 78 (18.80%) JIRA
16 75 (18.07%) Kanban
17 74 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
18 72 (17.35%) Node.js
19 69 (16.63%) NoSQL
19 69 (16.63%) Jenkins
19 69 (16.63%) MySQL
20 68 (16.39%) Spring Boot
21 67 (16.14%) Test Scripting
22 65 (15.66%) Linux
22 65 (15.66%) PostgreSQL
23 64 (15.42%) Open Source
24 62 (14.94%) QA
25 61 (14.70%) RESTful
26 60 (14.46%) Maven

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 57 (13.73%) Confluence
2 21 (5.06%) Apache
3 18 (4.34%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.89%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.96%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.48%) CMS
8 2 (0.48%) nginx
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.48%) SAS
9 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 43 (10.36%) Slack
2 34 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.45%) SaaS
5 5 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.96%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.96%) OpenDNS
7 3 (0.72%) GitHub
8 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.48%) Google Play
8 2 (0.48%) Serverless
9 1 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.24%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.24%) Heroku
9 1 (0.24%) npm
9 1 (0.24%) PaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.65%) HTTP
2 7 (1.69%) SMS
3 4 (0.96%) DNS
4 2 (0.48%) AMQP
4 2 (0.48%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.48%) Internet
4 2 (0.48%) SAN
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.63%) MySQL
1 69 (16.63%) NoSQL
2 65 (15.66%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (13.49%) MongoDB
4 42 (10.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 32 (7.71%) Big Data
6 19 (4.58%) SQL Server
7 17 (4.10%) Apache Hive
8 14 (3.37%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.65%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.69%) Cloud Spanner
10 7 (1.69%) NewSQL
10 7 (1.69%) Redis
11 6 (1.45%) HBase
12 4 (0.96%) Maltego
13 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.72%) QlikView
13 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 114 (27.47%) Git (software)
2 105 (25.30%) Selenium
3 84 (20.24%) Cucumber
4 78 (18.80%) JIRA
5 69 (16.63%) Jenkins
6 60 (14.46%) Maven
7 43 (10.36%) JUnit
8 34 (8.19%) WebDriver
9 31 (7.47%) Jasmine
10 30 (7.23%) Subversion
11 24 (5.78%) Mercurial
11 24 (5.78%) SoapUI
11 24 (5.78%) SpecFlow
12 14 (3.37%) HP UFT
13 11 (2.65%) Artifactory
13 11 (2.65%) Calabash
13 11 (2.65%) Capybara
14 10 (2.41%) JMeter
14 10 (2.41%) Visual Studio
15 9 (2.17%) CircleCI
General
1 27 (6.51%) Finance
2 18 (4.34%) Banking
2 18 (4.34%) Games
3 9 (2.17%) Retail
4 8 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.69%) Law
6 3 (0.72%) Advertising
6 3 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 156 (37.59%) Developer
2 80 (19.28%) Tester
3 79 (19.04%) Java Developer
4 59 (14.22%) Software Engineer
5 55 (13.25%) Automation Tester
6 47 (11.33%) Analyst
7 40 (9.64%) Test Analyst
8 37 (8.92%) Java Engineer
9 28 (6.75%) Test Engineer
10 27 (6.51%) Java Software Engineer
11 24 (5.78%) Senior Developer
12 20 (4.82%) JavaScript Engineer
13 19 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
14 18 (4.34%) Automation Test Analyst
15 17 (4.10%) Senior Java Developer
16 16 (3.86%) Software Developer
16 16 (3.86%) Web Developer
17 15 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
17 15 (3.61%) Test Automation Engineer
18 13 (3.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (19.76%) Spring
2 72 (17.35%) Node.js
3 68 (16.39%) Spring Boot
4 61 (14.70%) RESTful
5 59 (14.22%) REST
6 58 (13.98%) .NET
6 58 (13.98%) HTML
7 53 (12.77%) Hibernate
8 39 (9.40%) Kafka
9 31 (7.47%) CSS
9 31 (7.47%) XML
10 28 (6.75%) AngularJS
10 28 (6.75%) ASP.NET
11 26 (6.27%) jQuery
12 24 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (5.78%) RabbitMQ
13 21 (5.06%) React
14 17 (4.10%) CSS3
14 17 (4.10%) HTML5
14 17 (4.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.86%) User Experience
4 11 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.17%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.17%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.45%) iPhone
9 5 (1.20%) NHS
9 5 (1.20%) Online Games
10 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) Life Science
11 2 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.66%) Linux
2 40 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (8.19%) Android
4 25 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.45%) Windows
6 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.48%) Unix
8 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (76.39%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (35.66%) TDD
3 116 (27.95%) Microservices
4 102 (24.58%) BDD
5 101 (24.34%) Scrum
6 95 (22.89%) OO
7 84 (20.24%) Software Engineering
8 75 (18.07%) Kanban
9 74 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
10 67 (16.14%) Test Scripting
11 64 (15.42%) Open Source
12 48 (11.57%) Mentoring
13 45 (10.84%) Coaching
13 45 (10.84%) SFIA
14 39 (9.40%) User Stories
15 37 (8.92%) DevOps
15 37 (8.92%) SDLC
16 29 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
16 29 (6.99%) Integration Testing
16 29 (6.99%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 211 (50.84%) Java
2 206 (49.64%) JavaScript
3 117 (28.19%) SQL
4 93 (22.41%) C#
5 51 (12.29%) Java 8
6 32 (7.71%) Python
6 32 (7.71%) Ruby
7 24 (5.78%) PHP
8 11 (2.65%) Scala
9 10 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.93%) Kotlin
11 7 (1.69%) ES6
11 7 (1.69%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.45%) Go
13 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.72%) C
13 3 (0.72%) C++
13 3 (0.72%) R
13 3 (0.72%) VB
13 3 (0.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (3.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (2.65%) ISTQB
3 8 (1.93%) Degree
3 8 (1.93%) ISEB
3 8 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.72%) BC Cleared
5 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (14.94%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) WCAG
3 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (10.12%) Docker
2 7 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.48%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (5.30%) Puppet
2 16 (3.86%) Terraform
3 11 (2.65%) Grafana
3 11 (2.65%) Graylog
4 9 (2.17%) Rancher
5 7 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.45%) Ansible
7 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.48%) Nessus
8 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (8.43%) Red Hat
2 19 (4.58%) Oracle
3 13 (3.13%) Splunk
4 10 (2.41%) Google
5 9 (2.17%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (1.69%) Cadence
7 7 (1.69%) Capita
8 6 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.96%) Adobe
10 4 (0.96%) Zend
11 3 (0.72%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.72%) Tableau
12 2 (0.48%) Apple
12 2 (0.48%) F5
12 2 (0.48%) Informatica
12 2 (0.48%) Perforce
13 1 (0.24%) HP
13 1 (0.24%) SAP