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 27 June 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.

Automated Testing
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 41 41
Rank change year-on-year +28 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 174 138 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.59% 4.89% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.18% 5.66% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 92 94
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £536 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

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 1709 2439 2445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.35% 86.46% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 1694 1708
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £565 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 53
Median hourly rate £15.93 £15.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -12.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £23.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +13 122 £420 +1.81% 36
South Yorkshire +30 45 £500 +29.87% 3
North Yorkshire +9 5 £444 +27.69% 8
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 251 (70.90%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (55.37%) Java
3 122 (34.46%) Continuous Integration
3 122 (34.46%) Git (software)
4 113 (31.92%) JavaScript
5 105 (29.66%) Linux
6 95 (26.84%) Python
7 93 (26.27%) BDD
8 91 (25.71%) CSS
9 90 (25.42%) Scrum
10 89 (25.14%) Jenkins
11 88 (24.86%) TDD
12 85 (24.01%) Selenium
13 84 (23.73%) HTML
14 83 (23.45%) Configuration Management
15 77 (21.75%) REST
16 75 (21.19%) Cucumber
17 73 (20.62%) RESTful
18 71 (20.06%) Scala
19 69 (19.49%) Relational Database
20 68 (19.21%) Subversion
21 65 (18.36%) JIRA
21 65 (18.36%) SQL
22 64 (18.08%) Software Engineering
23 61 (17.23%) Ruby
23 61 (17.23%) Unix
24 60 (16.95%) HTTP
25 57 (16.10%) Web Services
25 57 (16.10%) Open Source
26 52 (14.69%) Spring

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 51 (14.41%) Confluence
2 20 (5.65%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.41%) Jetty
5 4 (1.13%) Apache
5 4 (1.13%) nginx
5 4 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.56%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Drupal
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Tornado
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.95%) Slack
2 12 (3.39%) OpenDNS
3 7 (1.98%) GitHub
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
5 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (16.95%) HTTP
2 12 (3.39%) DNS
3 7 (1.98%) Internet
3 7 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (19.49%) Relational Database
2 42 (11.86%) NoSQL
3 32 (9.04%) MongoDB
4 23 (6.50%) MySQL
5 21 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (3.39%) Maltego
8 11 (3.11%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.26%) Redis
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.56%) Big Data
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.28%) OLAP
13 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.28%) Riak
13 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 122 (34.46%) Git (software)
2 89 (25.14%) Jenkins
3 85 (24.01%) Selenium
4 75 (21.19%) Cucumber
5 68 (19.21%) Subversion
6 65 (18.36%) JIRA
7 48 (13.56%) WebDriver
8 44 (12.43%) JUnit
9 23 (6.50%) Mercurial
10 21 (5.93%) Hudson
10 21 (5.93%) SoapUI
11 19 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (4.80%) Visual Studio
13 16 (4.52%) Jasmine
14 12 (3.39%) JMeter
15 9 (2.54%) MSTest
16 7 (1.98%) LoadRunner
16 7 (1.98%) PHPUnit
16 7 (1.98%) SpecFlow
17 6 (1.69%) IntelliJ
General
1 35 (9.89%) Finance
2 12 (3.39%) Marketing
3 8 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.41%) Electronics
4 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.13%) Games
6 3 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.56%) Banking
7 2 (0.56%) German Language
7 2 (0.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 170 (48.02%) Developer
2 80 (22.60%) Java Developer
3 76 (21.47%) Tester
4 50 (14.12%) Automation Tester
5 39 (11.02%) Scala Developer
6 36 (10.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 32 (9.04%) Analyst
8 24 (6.78%) Selenium Tester
8 24 (6.78%) Test Analyst
9 23 (6.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 20 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (5.08%) Java Scala Developer
12 15 (4.24%) Java Automation Tester
13 14 (3.95%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
13 14 (3.95%) PHP Developer
14 13 (3.67%) Automation Test Analyst
15 12 (3.39%) iOS Developer
16 11 (3.11%) Web Automation Tester
16 11 (3.11%) Web Tester
17 10 (2.82%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (25.71%) CSS
2 84 (23.73%) HTML
3 77 (21.75%) REST
4 73 (20.62%) RESTful
5 57 (16.10%) Web Services
6 52 (14.69%) Spring
7 51 (14.41%) JSON
8 41 (11.58%) HTML5
9 38 (10.73%) CSS3
10 35 (9.89%) Django
11 34 (9.60%) Ajax
12 31 (8.76%) Play Framework
13 30 (8.47%) Spring MVC
13 30 (8.47%) XML
14 28 (7.91%) Guice
14 28 (7.91%) Ruby on Rails
15 22 (6.21%) Node.js
16 21 (5.93%) .NET
17 15 (4.24%) Gherkin
18 14 (3.95%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.58%) User Experience
2 36 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.76%) Algorithms
3 31 (8.76%) Data Structures
4 14 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.39%) iPhone
6 8 (2.26%) NHS
7 7 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.41%) Clustering
9 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.56%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.28%) Animation
12 1 (0.28%) Digital TV
12 1 (0.28%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 105 (29.66%) Linux
2 61 (17.23%) Unix
3 38 (10.73%) Mac OS X
4 18 (5.08%) Apple iOS
5 15 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.54%) Windows
7 5 (1.41%) Android
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (70.90%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (34.46%) Continuous Integration
3 93 (26.27%) BDD
4 90 (25.42%) Scrum
5 88 (24.86%) TDD
6 83 (23.45%) Configuration Management
7 64 (18.08%) Software Engineering
8 57 (16.10%) Open Source
9 49 (13.84%) DevOps
9 49 (13.84%) Test Scripting
10 45 (12.71%) SDLC
11 43 (12.15%) MVC
12 37 (10.45%) Web Design
13 36 (10.17%) Front End Development
13 36 (10.17%) Responsive Web Design
14 35 (9.89%) Manual Testing
14 35 (9.89%) Web Development
15 33 (9.32%) Mentoring
16 30 (8.47%) Unit Testing
17 29 (8.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 196 (55.37%) Java
2 113 (31.92%) JavaScript
3 95 (26.84%) Python
4 71 (20.06%) Scala
5 65 (18.36%) SQL
6 61 (17.23%) Ruby
7 45 (12.71%) C#
8 33 (9.32%) PHP
9 24 (6.78%) Bash Shell
10 16 (4.52%) Groovy
11 14 (3.95%) Apple Swift
12 10 (2.82%) Go
13 6 (1.69%) ECMAScript
14 5 (1.41%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.13%) C++
15 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.56%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.28%) C
18 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (5.37%) Degree
1 19 (5.37%) ISTQB
1 19 (5.37%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.39%) ISEB
4 9 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.98%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.28%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (3.39%) Docker
2 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.13%) vSphere
3 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.39%) Puppet
3 10 (2.82%) Ansible
4 7 (1.98%) Salt
5 5 (1.41%) Kibana
6 4 (1.13%) SCCM
7 3 (0.85%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.85%) Rancher
8 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.56%) WSUS
9 1 (0.28%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (8.19%) Google
2 27 (7.63%) Oracle
3 14 (3.95%) Zend
4 13 (3.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.26%) SAP
7 5 (1.41%) IBM
7 5 (1.41%) VMware
8 4 (1.13%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.13%) HP
9 3 (0.85%) Intel
9 3 (0.85%) Splunk
10 1 (0.28%) Apple
10 1 (0.28%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.28%) hybris
10 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.28%) Sun
10 1 (0.28%) Xamarin
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