Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 45 37
Rank change year-on-year +31 -8 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 344 252 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 8.12% 4.37% 4.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.70% 5.15% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 165 192
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +23.08% +4.84%
10th Percentile £321 £306 £263
90th Percentile £553 £554 £450
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.66% +9.33% -

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 3548 4891 4868
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 83.76% 84.74% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 3324 3278
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.04%
10th Percentile £270 £281 £233
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 103 123
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -12.12% +10.00%
10th Percentile £8.74 £10.20 £9.08
90th Percentile £36.05 £41.95 £39.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
% change year-on-year - +14.10% +6.88%

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 2017. 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 +15 238 £406 - 47
South Yorkshire +42 85 £500 +30.72% 13
North Yorkshire +16 10 £438 +26.81% 6
East Yorkshire -8 1 £375 +36.36% 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 230 (66.86%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (55.52%) Java
3 118 (34.30%) Git (software)
4 117 (34.01%) Continuous Integration
5 107 (31.10%) JavaScript
6 95 (27.62%) Linux
7 91 (26.45%) Python
8 90 (26.16%) Jenkins
9 88 (25.58%) Selenium
10 82 (23.84%) CSS
10 82 (23.84%) Scrum
11 81 (23.55%) TDD
12 80 (23.26%) HTML
12 80 (23.26%) BDD
13 77 (22.38%) Configuration Management
14 75 (21.80%) Cucumber
15 70 (20.35%) REST
16 69 (20.06%) Scala
16 69 (20.06%) JIRA
17 68 (19.77%) Subversion
17 68 (19.77%) RESTful
18 64 (18.60%) Software Engineering
19 61 (17.73%) SQL
20 60 (17.44%) Relational Database
21 57 (16.57%) Ruby
22 56 (16.28%) Test Scripting
23 55 (15.99%) Open Source
23 55 (15.99%) Confluence
23 55 (15.99%) Spring
24 54 (15.70%) HTTP

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 55 (15.99%) Confluence
2 22 (6.40%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.45%) Jetty
3 5 (1.45%) nginx
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.58%) Apache
5 2 (0.58%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Drupal
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) Tornado
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.29%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.36%) OpenDNS
1 15 (4.36%) Slack
2 6 (1.74%) GitHub
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Force.com
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.70%) HTTP
2 15 (4.36%) DNS
3 7 (2.03%) Internet
4 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.44%) Relational Database
2 42 (12.21%) NoSQL
3 33 (9.59%) MongoDB
4 24 (6.98%) MySQL
5 19 (5.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (4.36%) Maltego
7 7 (2.03%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.16%) Redis
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.29%) OLAP
11 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.29%) Riak
11 1 (0.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 118 (34.30%) Git (software)
2 90 (26.16%) Jenkins
3 88 (25.58%) Selenium
4 75 (21.80%) Cucumber
5 69 (20.06%) JIRA
6 68 (19.77%) Subversion
7 47 (13.66%) WebDriver
8 44 (12.79%) JUnit
9 23 (6.69%) Mercurial
9 23 (6.69%) SoapUI
10 19 (5.52%) Hudson
11 18 (5.23%) Jasmine
12 14 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (3.20%) JMeter
13 11 (3.20%) Visual Studio
14 9 (2.62%) HP UFT
15 6 (1.74%) IntelliJ
15 6 (1.74%) JBehave
15 6 (1.74%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.74%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (12.79%) Finance
2 13 (3.78%) Marketing
3 10 (2.91%) Banking
3 10 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.45%) Electronics
4 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.16%) Games
6 3 (0.87%) Automotive
7 2 (0.58%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 161 (46.80%) Developer
2 77 (22.38%) Java Developer
3 71 (20.64%) Tester
4 55 (15.99%) Automation Tester
5 39 (11.34%) Analyst
6 38 (11.05%) Scala Developer
7 29 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 26 (7.56%) Selenium Tester
9 25 (7.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 25 (7.27%) Test Analyst
10 19 (5.52%) Java Scala Developer
11 18 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (4.94%) Java Automation Tester
13 13 (3.78%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
14 12 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
14 12 (3.49%) PHP Developer
14 12 (3.49%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.49%) Test Leader
14 12 (3.49%) Web Automation Tester
14 12 (3.49%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (23.84%) CSS
2 80 (23.26%) HTML
3 70 (20.35%) REST
4 68 (19.77%) RESTful
5 55 (15.99%) Spring
6 49 (14.24%) Web Services
7 46 (13.37%) JSON
8 42 (12.21%) HTML5
9 39 (11.34%) CSS3
10 33 (9.59%) Ajax
10 33 (9.59%) Django
11 31 (9.01%) Play Framework
12 30 (8.72%) Spring MVC
13 28 (8.14%) Guice
13 28 (8.14%) Ruby on Rails
13 28 (8.14%) XML
14 24 (6.98%) Node.js
15 19 (5.52%) .NET
16 17 (4.94%) Hibernate
17 16 (4.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.88%) User Experience
2 31 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (8.43%) Algorithms
3 29 (8.43%) Data Structures
4 14 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.91%) iPhone
6 9 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.74%) Clustering
8 6 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.45%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.58%) NHS
12 1 (0.29%) Fintech
12 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.29%) Over-the-Top Content
12 1 (0.29%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (27.62%) Linux
2 52 (15.12%) Unix
3 30 (8.72%) Mac OS X
4 18 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.62%) Windows
7 5 (1.45%) Android
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (66.86%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (34.01%) Continuous Integration
3 82 (23.84%) Scrum
4 81 (23.55%) TDD
5 80 (23.26%) BDD
6 77 (22.38%) Configuration Management
7 64 (18.60%) Software Engineering
8 56 (16.28%) Test Scripting
9 55 (15.99%) Open Source
10 45 (13.08%) SDLC
11 42 (12.21%) DevOps
12 41 (11.92%) MVC
13 37 (10.76%) Responsive Web Design
14 36 (10.47%) Web Design
15 34 (9.88%) Test Strategy
16 33 (9.59%) Mentoring
17 31 (9.01%) Web Development
18 30 (8.72%) Unit Testing
19 29 (8.43%) Front End Development
19 29 (8.43%) OO
Programming Languages
1 191 (55.52%) Java
2 107 (31.10%) JavaScript
3 91 (26.45%) Python
4 69 (20.06%) Scala
5 61 (17.73%) SQL
6 57 (16.57%) Ruby
7 50 (14.53%) C#
8 29 (8.43%) PHP
9 24 (6.98%) Bash Shell
10 13 (3.78%) Groovy
11 12 (3.49%) Apple Swift
12 8 (2.33%) Go
13 6 (1.74%) ECMAScript
13 6 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.45%) C++
15 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.87%) VBScript
17 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 13 (3.78%) Degree
3 11 (3.20%) ISTQB
4 8 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.45%) ISEB
8 3 (0.87%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.29%) CISM
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (13.37%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (3.49%) Docker
2 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.16%) vSphere
3 2 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (3.20%) Puppet
3 7 (2.03%) Ansible
4 5 (1.45%) Kibana
4 5 (1.45%) Salt
5 4 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.16%) Rancher
5 4 (1.16%) SCCM
6 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.58%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (8.14%) Google
2 19 (5.52%) Oracle
3 17 (4.94%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.49%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.49%) Zend
5 8 (2.33%) SAP
6 7 (2.03%) Symantec
7 6 (1.74%) IBM
8 5 (1.45%) VMware
9 4 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.16%) HP
10 3 (0.87%) Intel
11 2 (0.58%) Adobe
11 2 (0.58%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.58%) Splunk
12 1 (0.29%) hybris
12 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.29%) Sun
12 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £425 per day 12 months - great projects
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Martin & Conley
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago