Period
to 19 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 14 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 +29 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 416 346 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.33% 8.13% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.58% 9.58% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 223 162
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £306
90th Percentile £525 £555 £555
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £36.00 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +8.97% -7.14% +12.00%

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 4,342 3,611 4,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.93% 84.81% 85.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,902 2,351 3,353
Yorkshire median daily rate £404 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £265 £276
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 90 107
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -8.62% -5.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.83 £10.20
90th Percentile £42.46 £35.35 £41.60
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

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 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 347 £400 -1.54% 90
South Yorkshire -11 61 £420 -16.00% 10
North Yorkshire -14 1 £350 -21.13% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 298 (71.63%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (43.27%) Java
3 165 (39.66%) JavaScript
4 131 (31.49%) Selenium
5 127 (30.53%) TDD
6 115 (27.64%) BDD
7 113 (27.16%) C#
8 98 (23.56%) Scrum
9 96 (23.08%) Git (software)
10 92 (22.12%) Microservices
11 89 (21.39%) Cucumber
11 89 (21.39%) SQL
12 79 (18.99%) OO
13 71 (17.07%) Linux
14 65 (15.63%) Docker
15 64 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (15.14%) Test Scripting
17 60 (14.42%) Software Engineering
18 59 (14.18%) QA
19 54 (12.98%) WebDriver
19 54 (12.98%) Jenkins
20 53 (12.74%) Node.js
20 53 (12.74%) Kanban
20 53 (12.74%) Spring
20 53 (12.74%) API Testing
21 52 (12.50%) JIRA
21 52 (12.50%) MySQL
22 51 (12.26%) Open Source
23 48 (11.54%) Spring Boot
23 48 (11.54%) .NET

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 39 (9.38%) Confluence
2 24 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 22 (5.29%) Apache
4 9 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.20%) nginx
6 3 (0.72%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.72%) CMS
6 3 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.48%) SAS
7 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
8 1 (0.24%) Moodle
8 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.73%) Slack
3 14 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.88%) SaaS
5 6 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.96%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.96%) npm
6 4 (0.96%) OpenDNS
7 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.72%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.72%) GitHub
7 3 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.48%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.48%) IaaS
8 2 (0.48%) PaaS
8 2 (0.48%) Serverless
9 1 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.37%) HTTP
2 5 (1.20%) SMS
3 4 (0.96%) DNS
3 4 (0.96%) SSL
3 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.48%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.24%) AMQP
5 1 (0.24%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) SAN
5 1 (0.24%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.50%) MySQL
2 46 (11.06%) NoSQL
2 46 (11.06%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (8.89%) MongoDB
4 34 (8.17%) Big Data
5 24 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (5.05%) SQL Server
7 16 (3.85%) Apache Hive
8 12 (2.88%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.16%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.92%) Redis
11 6 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.96%) HBase
12 4 (0.96%) Maltego
13 3 (0.72%) QlikView
14 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.48%) ObjectStore
14 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 131 (31.49%) Selenium
2 96 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 89 (21.39%) Cucumber
4 54 (12.98%) Jenkins
4 54 (12.98%) WebDriver
5 52 (12.50%) JIRA
6 38 (9.13%) Maven
7 29 (6.97%) SpecFlow
8 28 (6.73%) JUnit
9 24 (5.77%) Jasmine
10 22 (5.29%) SoapUI
11 15 (3.61%) Subversion
12 14 (3.37%) Artifactory
13 13 (3.13%) JMeter
14 12 (2.88%) HP UFT
15 11 (2.64%) Mercurial
16 10 (2.40%) Appium
17 8 (1.92%) Gatling
17 8 (1.92%) Protractor
18 7 (1.68%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (6.97%) Finance
2 13 (3.13%) Banking
3 10 (2.40%) Games
4 8 (1.92%) Retail
5 7 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.68%) Law
6 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.96%) Advertising
7 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (31.73%) Developer
2 85 (20.43%) Tester
3 68 (16.35%) Automation Tester
4 55 (13.22%) Java Developer
5 51 (12.26%) Analyst
6 47 (11.30%) Test Analyst
7 45 (10.82%) Test Engineer
8 41 (9.86%) Software Engineer
9 32 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
10 31 (7.45%) Java Engineer
11 20 (4.81%) Web Developer
12 19 (4.57%) Automation Test Analyst
13 16 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
14 15 (3.61%) Software Developer
15 13 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
15 13 (3.13%) Developer in Test
15 13 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
16 12 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
16 12 (2.88%) PHP Developer
17 11 (2.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.74%) Node.js
1 53 (12.74%) Spring
2 48 (11.54%) .NET
2 48 (11.54%) Spring Boot
3 47 (11.30%) Kafka
4 42 (10.10%) RESTful
5 40 (9.62%) REST
6 36 (8.65%) HTML
7 30 (7.21%) Hibernate
8 29 (6.97%) ASP.NET
9 28 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (6.01%) Gherkin
11 22 (5.29%) CSS
12 20 (4.81%) AngularJS
12 20 (4.81%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (4.81%) XML
13 16 (3.85%) SOAP
14 14 (3.37%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (3.37%) jQuery
15 13 (3.13%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.61%) User Experience
4 11 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.64%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.92%) NHS
6 7 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.68%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.20%) Online Games
8 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.72%) Life Science
10 2 (0.48%) Equities
10 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.48%) iPhone
10 2 (0.48%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (17.07%) Linux
2 25 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (4.81%) Android
4 16 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.64%) Windows
6 6 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.44%) VMS
7 2 (0.48%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (71.63%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (30.53%) TDD
3 115 (27.64%) BDD
4 98 (23.56%) Scrum
5 92 (22.12%) Microservices
6 79 (18.99%) OO
7 64 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (15.14%) Test Scripting
9 60 (14.42%) Software Engineering
10 53 (12.74%) API Testing
10 53 (12.74%) Kanban
11 51 (12.26%) Open Source
12 42 (10.10%) DevOps
12 42 (10.10%) SDET
13 39 (9.38%) Mentoring
13 39 (9.38%) User Stories
14 35 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (7.93%) SDLC
16 32 (7.69%) MVC
17 30 (7.21%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 180 (43.27%) Java
2 165 (39.66%) JavaScript
3 113 (27.16%) C#
4 89 (21.39%) SQL
5 36 (8.65%) Python
6 32 (7.69%) Java 8
7 26 (6.25%) PHP
8 25 (6.01%) Ruby
9 13 (3.13%) Kotlin
9 13 (3.13%) Scala
10 9 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.44%) Go
11 6 (1.44%) PHP 7
12 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.96%) ES6
12 4 (0.96%) Groovy
12 4 (0.96%) Haskell
12 4 (0.96%) Perl
13 3 (0.72%) R
13 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (5.53%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.40%) Degree
4 6 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.44%) ISEB
5 4 (0.96%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.72%) CISM
6 3 (0.72%) CISSP
6 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.48%) CISA
7 2 (0.48%) CRISC
7 2 (0.48%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.48%) GIAC
7 2 (0.48%) GSSP-.NET
7 2 (0.48%) GSSP-JAVA
7 2 (0.48%) GWAPT
7 2 (0.48%) ISACA
8 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (14.18%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (15.63%) Docker
2 7 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) KVM
3 1 (0.24%) QEMU
3 1 (0.24%) Varnish
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (6.97%) Puppet
2 17 (4.09%) Grafana
2 17 (4.09%) Terraform
3 12 (2.88%) Graylog
4 9 (2.16%) Rancher
5 7 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.20%) Ansible
6 5 (1.20%) Kibana
7 4 (0.96%) Nessus
8 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.24%) OpenView
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
9 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (5.29%) Red Hat
2 15 (3.61%) Google
3 13 (3.13%) Oracle
3 13 (3.13%) Splunk
3 13 (3.13%) Zend
4 10 (2.40%) Capita
5 9 (2.16%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.44%) Cadence
7 4 (0.96%) Adobe
7 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.96%) Tableau
8 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco
8 2 (0.48%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.48%) HP
8 2 (0.48%) Informatica
8 2 (0.48%) Perforce
8 2 (0.48%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.48%) VMware
8 2 (0.48%) Xamarin