Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 24 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 108 303 431
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 5.36% 6.84% 8.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 7.97% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 206 290
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £550 £563 £526
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.43 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.64% -18.60% -
10th Percentile £26.65 £35.00 £34.70
90th Percentile £28.20 £35.00 £48.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year -19.08% -2.26% +18.00%

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 1,690 3,804 4,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.83% 85.93% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 2,518 2,808
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 133 118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.86 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -20.94% +57.96%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £10.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire.

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 5 June 2020. 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 -5 74 £485 +7.78% 29
South Yorkshire -11 24 £425 -19.05% 6
North Yorkshire +10 10 £353 +17.50% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (42.59%) Java
3 41 (37.96%) Azure
4 36 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 34 (31.48%) BDD
6 32 (29.63%) TDD
7 30 (27.78%) JIRA
8 29 (26.85%) AWS
9 28 (25.93%) Java 8
10 27 (25.00%) Microservices
11 25 (23.15%) Pair Programming
11 25 (23.15%) Linux
12 24 (22.22%) Jenkins
13 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (21.30%) Unix
13 23 (21.30%) Web Development
13 23 (21.30%) DevOps
13 23 (21.30%) Public Sector
14 22 (20.37%) Continuous Deployment
14 22 (20.37%) Docker
14 22 (20.37%) Selenium
15 21 (19.44%) Confluence
16 20 (18.52%) Finance
16 20 (18.52%) SQL
16 20 (18.52%) Mac OS X
17 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
17 19 (17.59%) Web Design
17 19 (17.59%) Kubernetes
18 18 (16.67%) Scrum
18 18 (16.67%) JSON

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 21 (19.44%) Confluence
2 3 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (37.96%) Azure
2 29 (26.85%) AWS
3 12 (11.11%) GitHub
4 7 (6.48%) Slack
5 2 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.85%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) GCP
6 1 (0.93%) IaaS
6 1 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.93%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (2.78%) HTTP
1 3 (2.78%) SAN
2 2 (1.85%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.85%) SSL
2 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) DSL
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.78%) Big Data
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.85%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.85%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.93%) Parquet
6 1 (0.93%) Power BI
6 1 (0.93%) Redis
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 30 (27.78%) JIRA
3 24 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 22 (20.37%) Selenium
5 15 (13.89%) Mockito
6 10 (9.26%) Cucumber
6 10 (9.26%) Maven
7 8 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 8 (7.41%) Xcode
8 7 (6.48%) SoapUI
8 7 (6.48%) SpecFlow
8 7 (6.48%) WebDriver
9 6 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (4.63%) Gradle
10 5 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.70%) Android Studio
11 4 (3.70%) CocoaPods
11 4 (3.70%) JUnit
12 3 (2.78%) Gatling
12 3 (2.78%) Jasmine
General
1 23 (21.30%) Public Sector
2 20 (18.52%) Finance
3 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Publishing
5 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (44.44%) Developer
2 25 (23.15%) Java Developer
3 17 (15.74%) Tester
4 10 (9.26%) Automation Tester
5 7 (6.48%) Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) iOS Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Developer in Test
8 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Software Tester
8 3 (2.78%) Test Leader
9 2 (1.85%) Digital Architect
9 2 (1.85%) Middleware Consultant
9 2 (1.85%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.67%) JSON
1 18 (16.67%) REST
2 15 (13.89%) ActiveMQ
2 15 (13.89%) JAX-RS
3 13 (12.04%) Node.js
4 12 (11.11%) Spring
5 11 (10.19%) XML
6 10 (9.26%) .NET
7 9 (8.33%) React
8 8 (7.41%) CSS
8 8 (7.41%) HTML
9 7 (6.48%) Gherkin
9 7 (6.48%) RESTful
9 7 (6.48%) Spring Boot
9 7 (6.48%) Web Services
10 6 (5.56%) HTML5
11 5 (4.63%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.63%) CSS3
11 5 (4.63%) Sass
12 4 (3.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) User Experience
2 6 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.63%) NHS
4 3 (2.78%) Blog
4 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.85%) iPad
5 2 (1.85%) iPhone
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.15%) Linux
2 23 (21.30%) Unix
3 20 (18.52%) Mac OS X
4 9 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 9 (8.33%) Windows
5 7 (6.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (31.48%) BDD
3 32 (29.63%) TDD
4 27 (25.00%) Microservices
5 25 (23.15%) Pair Programming
6 23 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (21.30%) DevOps
6 23 (21.30%) Web Development
7 22 (20.37%) Continuous Deployment
8 19 (17.59%) Web Design
9 18 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 18 (16.67%) Scrum
10 14 (12.96%) Change Management
11 13 (12.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 13 (12.04%) Kanban
12 12 (11.11%) Open Source
12 12 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (8.33%) API Testing
13 9 (8.33%) Project Delivery
13 9 (8.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.59%) Java
2 28 (25.93%) Java 8
3 20 (18.52%) SQL
4 19 (17.59%) JavaScript
5 15 (13.89%) C#
6 10 (9.26%) Python
7 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 8 (7.41%) Apple Swift
9 5 (4.63%) Scala
10 4 (3.70%) Kotlin
10 4 (3.70%) Ruby
11 2 (1.85%) PHP
11 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.93%) Groovy
12 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (5.56%) DBS Check
5 5 (4.63%) ISTQB
6 4 (3.70%) Degree
6 4 (3.70%) ISEB
7 1 (0.93%) HND
7 1 (0.93%) MCSD
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) WCAG
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (20.37%) Docker
2 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (17.59%) Kubernetes
2 14 (12.96%) Puppet
3 9 (8.33%) Ansible
4 4 (3.70%) Kibana
5 3 (2.78%) Terraform
5 3 (2.78%) WSUS
6 2 (1.85%) Grafana
6 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.93%) logstash
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) Splunk
3 5 (4.63%) AppDynamics
4 4 (3.70%) MuleSoft
5 3 (2.78%) Databricks
5 3 (2.78%) Google
5 3 (2.78%) VMware
6 2 (1.85%) Apple
6 2 (1.85%) BiZZdesign
7 1 (0.93%) Adobe
7 1 (0.93%) IBM
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec