Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 18 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 332 304 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.76% 7.13% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.79% 8.42% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 248 158
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +1.17% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £306
90th Percentile £525 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.60 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.14% - -
England median hourly rate £40.38 £40.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.92% +1.88% +6.67%

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 4,260 3,610 4,822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.73% 84.72% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,870 2,397 3,161
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £266
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 86 127
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £43.25 £28.03 £39.20
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 October 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
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 October 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 +2 275 £400 -2.44% 67
South Yorkshire -11 51 £400 -9.09% 17
North Yorkshire -11 2 £394 +5.00% 8
East Yorkshire -3 1 £325 -20.92% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 189 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (44.58%) Java
3 146 (43.98%) Selenium
4 121 (36.45%) JavaScript
5 102 (30.72%) BDD
6 88 (26.51%) TDD
7 87 (26.20%) C#
8 81 (24.40%) Microservices
9 80 (24.10%) Cucumber
10 79 (23.80%) Linux
11 75 (22.59%) Git (software)
12 70 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (20.18%) JIRA
14 58 (17.47%) Test Scripting
15 56 (16.87%) WebDriver
16 54 (16.27%) SDLC
17 53 (15.96%) SQL
18 51 (15.36%) Docker
19 49 (14.76%) MySQL
20 48 (14.46%) Confluence
21 47 (14.16%) DevOps
21 47 (14.16%) API Testing
21 47 (14.16%) Scrum
22 45 (13.55%) Software Engineering
22 45 (13.55%) Node.js
23 42 (12.65%) OO
24 40 (12.05%) MongoDB
25 38 (11.45%) Kafka
25 38 (11.45%) SDET
26 37 (11.14%) NoSQL

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 48 (14.46%) Confluence
2 11 (3.31%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.81%) nginx
4 5 (1.51%) Apache
5 4 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.60%) CMS
6 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.30%) Drupal
7 1 (0.30%) Jetty
7 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.60%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.13%) Slack
3 22 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.41%) GitHub
4 8 (2.41%) SaaS
5 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.81%) Google Analytics
7 5 (1.51%) npm
8 4 (1.20%) IaaS
8 4 (1.20%) PaaS
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.90%) Route 53
9 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.60%) Serverless
11 1 (0.30%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.30%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.92%) HTTP
2 8 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.11%) SSL
4 4 (1.20%) SMS
5 2 (0.60%) DHCP
5 2 (0.60%) DNS
5 2 (0.60%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.60%) FTP
5 2 (0.60%) IPsec
5 2 (0.60%) SSH
6 1 (0.30%) AMQP
6 1 (0.30%) FCoE
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.30%) NAS
6 1 (0.30%) SAN
6 1 (0.30%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.76%) MySQL
2 40 (12.05%) MongoDB
3 37 (11.14%) NoSQL
4 31 (9.34%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.12%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (4.82%) Big Data
7 12 (3.61%) SQL Server
8 8 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.11%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.11%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.81%) Redis
11 5 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.90%) HBase
12 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.60%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.60%) ObjectStore
13 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 146 (43.98%) Selenium
2 80 (24.10%) Cucumber
3 75 (22.59%) Git (software)
4 67 (20.18%) JIRA
5 56 (16.87%) WebDriver
6 36 (10.84%) Jenkins
7 25 (7.53%) Maven
8 19 (5.72%) SpecFlow
8 19 (5.72%) Vagrant
9 18 (5.42%) PHPUnit
10 15 (4.52%) JMeter
10 15 (4.52%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.92%) Gatling
12 12 (3.61%) IntelliJ
13 11 (3.31%) Protractor
13 11 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (2.41%) Jasmine
15 7 (2.11%) Ant
16 6 (1.81%) Artifactory
16 6 (1.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (6.93%) Finance
2 8 (2.41%) Retail
3 5 (1.51%) Banking
4 3 (0.90%) Games
5 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (31.63%) Developer
2 70 (21.08%) Tester
3 62 (18.67%) Automation Tester
4 51 (15.36%) Test Engineer
5 41 (12.35%) Analyst
5 41 (12.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 40 (12.05%) Test Analyst
7 38 (11.45%) Java Developer
8 22 (6.63%) PHP Developer
9 20 (6.02%) Java Engineer
10 19 (5.72%) Software Engineer
11 16 (4.82%) Developer in Test
12 14 (4.22%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (3.92%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.61%) Agile Tester
14 12 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.61%) Java Automation Tester
14 12 (3.61%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 12 (3.61%) Selenium Tester
15 9 (2.71%) Java Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.55%) Node.js
2 38 (11.45%) Kafka
3 31 (9.34%) .NET
3 31 (9.34%) REST
4 28 (8.43%) Spring
5 25 (7.53%) Spring Boot
6 24 (7.23%) Gherkin
7 23 (6.93%) Doctrine
8 18 (5.42%) CSS
8 18 (5.42%) Hibernate
8 18 (5.42%) RESTful
8 18 (5.42%) SOAP
9 17 (5.12%) AngularJS
10 16 (4.82%) React
11 15 (4.52%) HTML
12 11 (3.31%) XML
13 9 (2.71%) JSON
14 8 (2.41%) .NET Framework
14 8 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (2.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.22%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.61%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.71%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.11%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.81%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.81%) iSeries
6 6 (1.81%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.51%) User Experience
8 4 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.20%) NHS
9 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.60%) Equities
10 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.60%) IVR
10 2 (0.60%) PKI
11 1 (0.30%) Life Science
11 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 79 (23.80%) Linux
2 25 (7.53%) Windows
3 24 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (5.12%) VMS
5 10 (3.01%) Unix
6 8 (2.41%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.20%) Android
7 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.90%) CentOS
9 2 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (30.72%) BDD
3 88 (26.51%) TDD
4 81 (24.40%) Microservices
5 70 (21.08%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (17.47%) Test Scripting
7 54 (16.27%) SDLC
8 47 (14.16%) API Testing
8 47 (14.16%) DevOps
8 47 (14.16%) Scrum
9 45 (13.55%) Software Engineering
10 42 (12.65%) OO
11 38 (11.45%) SDET
12 35 (10.54%) Unit Testing
13 33 (9.94%) Mentoring
14 30 (9.04%) Non-Functional Testing
14 30 (9.04%) Software Testing
15 29 (8.73%) Open Source
16 26 (7.83%) User Stories
17 22 (6.63%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 148 (44.58%) Java
2 121 (36.45%) JavaScript
3 87 (26.20%) C#
4 53 (15.96%) SQL
5 28 (8.43%) PHP
6 27 (8.13%) Python
7 17 (5.12%) Java 8
7 17 (5.12%) PHP 7
8 10 (3.01%) Kotlin
8 10 (3.01%) Ruby
9 9 (2.71%) Scala
10 6 (1.81%) Go
10 6 (1.81%) Groovy
10 6 (1.81%) Haskell
10 6 (1.81%) Perl
11 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.60%) ES6
Qualifications
1 17 (5.12%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.82%) Degree
3 13 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.61%) ISEB
5 11 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (3.01%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.90%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.90%) CISM
8 3 (0.90%) CISSP
9 2 (0.60%) CISA
9 2 (0.60%) CRISC
9 2 (0.60%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.60%) GIAC
9 2 (0.60%) GSSP-.NET
9 2 (0.60%) GSSP-JAVA
9 2 (0.60%) GWAPT
9 2 (0.60%) ISACA
9 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.94%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (15.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) KVM
3 1 (0.30%) QEMU
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.63%) Puppet
2 15 (4.52%) Grafana
3 10 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.71%) Kibana
4 9 (2.71%) Terraform
5 8 (2.41%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.81%) Prometheus
7 4 (1.20%) Ansible
7 4 (1.20%) Graylog
8 3 (0.90%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.90%) Packer
8 3 (0.90%) Rancher
9 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.60%) Nessus
10 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.30%) Graphite
10 1 (0.30%) OpenView
10 1 (0.30%) Salt
10 1 (0.30%) SCOM
10 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (6.93%) Zend
2 12 (3.61%) Google
3 10 (3.01%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.41%) Oracle
5 6 (1.81%) Adobe
5 6 (1.81%) HP
6 3 (0.90%) Black Duck
6 3 (0.90%) Cisco
6 3 (0.90%) NetApp
6 3 (0.90%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.90%) VMware
7 2 (0.60%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.60%) IBM
7 2 (0.60%) Perfecto Mobile
7 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.30%) EMC
8 1 (0.30%) Informatica
8 1 (0.30%) Perforce
8 1 (0.30%) TIBCO