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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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.

Test Automation
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 116 124
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.09% 1.00% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.20% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 16
Median daily rate £375 £435 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £1,000 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1742 2421 2447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.60% 83.14% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1693 1587
Median daily rate £415 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 59 66
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -18.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +9 18 £365 -20.65% 12
South Yorkshire +4 1 £375 +15.38% 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 42 (73.68%) Selenium
2 38 (66.67%) Java
3 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (52.63%) BDD
5 27 (47.37%) Cucumber
6 24 (42.11%) TDD
7 23 (40.35%) WebDriver
8 19 (33.33%) QA
9 18 (31.58%) Gherkin
10 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
11 16 (28.07%) Unit Testing
12 14 (24.56%) Scrum
13 13 (22.81%) Kanban
14 12 (21.05%) E-Commerce
14 12 (21.05%) Automation Testing
14 12 (21.05%) Functional Testing
15 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
15 11 (19.30%) Web Services
15 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
15 11 (19.30%) Scala
15 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
15 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
16 10 (17.54%) RESTful
16 10 (17.54%) User Stories
16 10 (17.54%) DevOps
16 10 (17.54%) SDLC
16 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
17 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
18 8 (14.04%) Mainframe

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 8 (14.04%) CICS
2 5 (8.77%) Confluence
3 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.26%) Apache
5 2 (3.51%) Jetty
5 2 (3.51%) Mule ESB
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
1 2 (3.51%) LDAP
1 2 (3.51%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) DB2
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.51%) Redis
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (73.68%) Selenium
2 27 (47.37%) Cucumber
3 23 (40.35%) WebDriver
4 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
5 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
6 6 (10.53%) JIRA
7 4 (7.02%) JMeter
7 4 (7.02%) JUnit
7 4 (7.02%) Mockito
8 3 (5.26%) Jasmine
8 3 (5.26%) JBehave
8 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.51%) FitNesse
9 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.51%) MSTest
9 2 (3.51%) NUnit
9 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.51%) TestNG
9 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Tester
2 24 (42.11%) Automation Tester
3 17 (29.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 17 (29.82%) Selenium Tester
4 16 (28.07%) Java Automation Tester
5 7 (12.28%) Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Deployment Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Developer in Test
8 3 (5.26%) DevOps Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) Web Automation Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Web Tester
8 3 (5.26%) z/OS Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Java Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) Gherkin
2 11 (19.30%) Web Services
3 10 (17.54%) RESTful
4 5 (8.77%) Spring
5 4 (7.02%) Apache CXF
6 3 (5.26%) JSON
6 3 (5.26%) REST
6 3 (5.26%) SOAP
7 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.51%) jQuery
7 2 (3.51%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (3.51%) Spring Integration
7 2 (3.51%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.51%) Symfony
8 1 (1.75%) PowerMock
8 1 (1.75%) XML
8 1 (1.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) iPad
1 8 (14.04%) Mainframe
2 5 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) zOS
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) BDD
3 24 (42.11%) TDD
4 17 (29.82%) Automated Testing
5 16 (28.07%) Unit Testing
6 14 (24.56%) Scrum
7 13 (22.81%) Kanban
8 12 (21.05%) Automation Testing
8 12 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 12 (21.05%) Functional Testing
9 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
9 11 (19.30%) Software Engineering
9 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
10 10 (17.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (17.54%) DevOps
10 10 (17.54%) SDLC
10 10 (17.54%) User Stories
11 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
11 9 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) Scala
3 8 (14.04%) C#
3 8 (14.04%) Groovy
3 8 (14.04%) Python
4 3 (5.26%) PHP
4 3 (5.26%) SQL
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) ISEB
1 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) CA Service Virtualization
1 8 (14.04%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (8.77%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) CA
1 8 (14.04%) IBM
1 8 (14.04%) Splunk
1 8 (14.04%) Syncsort
2 4 (7.02%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.75%) Google
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