Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 39 30
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 283 254 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.51% 4.67% 5.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.79% 5.55% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 143 263
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £331 £285 £266
90th Percentile £575 £519 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £32.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 3631 4577 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.47% 84.14% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2988 3539
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £259
90th Percentile £550 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 178
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.98 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.63 £34.74
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 November 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 19 November 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 +1 191 £420 +1.20% 47
South Yorkshire +53 69 £440 +13.55% 4
North Yorkshire +17 17 £356 -8.06% 4
East Yorkshire - 5 £411 - 1
Humberside - 1 £415 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 190 (67.14%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (62.90%) Java
3 102 (36.04%) JavaScript
4 101 (35.69%) Git (software)
5 93 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (31.80%) Selenium
7 83 (29.33%) BDD
8 81 (28.62%) SQL
9 76 (26.86%) TDD
10 75 (26.50%) Cucumber
11 68 (24.03%) Jenkins
12 67 (23.67%) Spring
13 66 (23.32%) Test Scripting
14 64 (22.61%) Scrum
15 63 (22.26%) Subversion
16 60 (21.20%) Open Source
17 58 (20.49%) NoSQL
18 57 (20.14%) JIRA
19 53 (18.73%) Python
20 52 (18.37%) MongoDB
21 51 (18.02%) REST
21 51 (18.02%) WebDriver
21 51 (18.02%) Linux
22 50 (17.67%) OO
22 50 (17.67%) Confluence
23 46 (16.25%) HTML
24 45 (15.90%) Ruby
24 45 (15.90%) Software Engineering
25 44 (15.55%) C#
26 43 (15.19%) Node.js

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 50 (17.67%) Confluence
2 22 (7.77%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.47%) Jetty
4 5 (1.77%) JBoss
4 5 (1.77%) Tornado
4 5 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.06%) nginx
7 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.77%) Slack
2 14 (4.95%) OpenDNS
3 10 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.41%) GitHub
5 2 (0.71%) Google Play
5 2 (0.71%) Heroku
5 2 (0.71%) npm
6 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.35%) Force.com
6 1 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.13%) HTTP
2 14 (4.95%) DNS
3 5 (1.77%) AMQP
4 2 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.49%) NoSQL
2 52 (18.37%) MongoDB
3 26 (9.19%) MySQL
4 25 (8.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (7.07%) Relational Database
7 14 (4.95%) Maltego
8 13 (4.59%) SQL Server
9 7 (2.47%) Big Data
10 5 (1.77%) Couchbase
10 5 (1.77%) Endeca
10 5 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.77%) Redis
10 5 (1.77%) Riak
10 5 (1.77%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.35%) DB2
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 101 (35.69%) Git (software)
2 90 (31.80%) Selenium
3 75 (26.50%) Cucumber
4 68 (24.03%) Jenkins
5 63 (22.26%) Subversion
6 57 (20.14%) JIRA
7 51 (18.02%) WebDriver
8 37 (13.07%) JUnit
8 37 (13.07%) Mercurial
9 33 (11.66%) Maven
10 19 (6.71%) SoapUI
11 17 (6.01%) Jasmine
12 12 (4.24%) Hudson
13 10 (3.53%) Calabash
14 7 (2.47%) Capybara
14 7 (2.47%) HP UFT
15 6 (2.12%) CircleCI
15 6 (2.12%) FitNesse
15 6 (2.12%) JBehave
15 6 (2.12%) YouTrack
General
1 39 (13.78%) Finance
2 20 (7.07%) Banking
3 7 (2.47%) Games
4 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.41%) Marketing
6 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (43.82%) Developer
2 71 (25.09%) Tester
3 65 (22.97%) Java Developer
4 60 (21.20%) Automation Tester
5 32 (11.31%) Analyst
6 23 (8.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 23 (8.13%) Selenium Tester
6 23 (8.13%) Software Engineer
7 21 (7.42%) Java Automation Tester
8 17 (6.01%) Scala Developer
8 17 (6.01%) Test Analyst
9 16 (5.65%) Java Engineer
9 16 (5.65%) Java Software Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (2.83%) Java Software Developer
12 7 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 7 (2.47%) Integration Developer
12 7 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (2.47%) Lead Software Engineer
12 7 (2.47%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (23.67%) Spring
2 51 (18.02%) REST
3 46 (16.25%) HTML
4 43 (15.19%) Node.js
5 39 (13.78%) RESTful
6 38 (13.43%) Hibernate
7 33 (11.66%) CSS
8 26 (9.19%) JSON
9 25 (8.83%) HTML5
10 24 (8.48%) CSS3
11 23 (8.13%) XML
12 20 (7.07%) Play Framework
13 19 (6.71%) .NET
13 19 (6.71%) Ajax
13 19 (6.71%) Ruby on Rails
13 19 (6.71%) Spring Boot
14 18 (6.36%) Django
14 18 (6.36%) Guice
15 15 (5.30%) Elastic Stack
16 14 (4.95%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.60%) Algorithms
1 30 (10.60%) Data Structures
2 26 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.18%) User Experience
4 7 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.12%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.77%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.06%) Clustering
9 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.35%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) NHS
10 1 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.35%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 51 (18.02%) Linux
2 23 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (7.42%) Unix
4 9 (3.18%) Mac OS X
5 7 (2.47%) Android
6 6 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.12%) Windows
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (67.14%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (32.86%) Continuous Integration
3 83 (29.33%) BDD
4 76 (26.86%) TDD
5 66 (23.32%) Test Scripting
6 64 (22.61%) Scrum
7 60 (21.20%) Open Source
8 50 (17.67%) OO
9 45 (15.90%) Software Engineering
10 43 (15.19%) Test Strategy
11 36 (12.72%) Microservices
12 33 (11.66%) Mentoring
13 32 (11.31%) Integration Testing
13 32 (11.31%) SDLC
14 30 (10.60%) Kanban
15 29 (10.25%) Configuration Management
16 28 (9.89%) Manual Testing
16 28 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (9.19%) DevOps
18 25 (8.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (62.90%) Java
2 102 (36.04%) JavaScript
3 81 (28.62%) SQL
4 53 (18.73%) Python
5 45 (15.90%) Ruby
6 44 (15.55%) C#
7 33 (11.66%) Scala
8 23 (8.13%) PHP
9 19 (6.71%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.12%) C++
10 6 (2.12%) Groovy
11 4 (1.41%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.41%) VBScript
12 3 (1.06%) C
12 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.71%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.35%) JCL
14 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
1 10 (3.53%) Degree
2 5 (1.77%) ISTQB
2 5 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.06%) CISM
3 3 (1.06%) CISSP
3 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.06%) CRISC
3 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.71%) PMP
5 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.60%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.71%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (3.89%) Docker
2 3 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (3.53%) Puppet
2 8 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.77%) Ansible
4 4 (1.41%) Kibana
5 3 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.06%) Rancher
6 1 (0.35%) Grafana
6 1 (0.35%) Graylog
6 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (7.07%) Google
2 16 (5.65%) Red Hat
3 14 (4.95%) Oracle
4 12 (4.24%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.24%) Symantec
5 7 (2.47%) IBM
6 6 (2.12%) SAP
7 5 (1.77%) DevExpress
7 5 (1.77%) hybris
7 5 (1.77%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.41%) Adobe
8 4 (1.41%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.06%) HP
9 3 (1.06%) Intel
10 2 (0.71%) Apple
10 2 (0.71%) Zend
11 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.35%) Sun
11 1 (0.35%) Telerik