Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 25 19
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 130 202 340
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.27% 6.40% 7.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.85% 7.38% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 154 237
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £311 £313
90th Percentile £550 £600 £550
England median daily rate £468 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £38.73 - £21.00
10th Percentile £21.06 - £19.92
90th Percentile £48.75 - £25.52
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%

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 1,198 2,738 4,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 85.39% 86.70% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 1,889 2,898
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £250 £284 £271
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 117 104
Median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +3.40% -1.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £30.50 £32.65 £43.25
Median hourly rate £26.88 £20.50 £21.76
% change year-on-year +31.13% -5.79% -1.09%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Yorkshire

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Test Automation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 2021. 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 +18 113 £450 - 38
South Yorkshire +3 8 £417 -24.27% 9
North Yorkshire -2 3 £406 +17.41% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 101 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (72.31%) Java
3 82 (63.08%) JIRA
4 75 (57.69%) Git (software)
4 75 (57.69%) Jenkins
5 73 (56.15%) GitHub
5 73 (56.15%) Scrum
6 72 (55.38%) Kanban
6 72 (55.38%) Confluence
6 72 (55.38%) Node.js
6 72 (55.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 70 (53.85%) Java 8
8 69 (53.08%) Slack
9 67 (51.54%) Spring Boot
9 67 (51.54%) Maven
10 65 (50.00%) React
11 56 (43.08%) REST
12 54 (41.54%) JSON
13 51 (39.23%) Spring
14 48 (36.92%) Android
14 48 (36.92%) Mobile App
15 47 (36.15%) AppDynamics
15 47 (36.15%) Splunk
16 46 (35.38%) Pair Programming
17 45 (34.62%) Apple iOS
17 45 (34.62%) AWS
18 43 (33.08%) Android Development
18 43 (33.08%) Kotlin
19 42 (32.31%) Android Studio
20 41 (31.54%) User Experience

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 72 (55.38%) Confluence
2 30 (23.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (23.08%) Mule
3 3 (2.31%) CMS
3 3 (2.31%) Jadu
3 3 (2.31%) WordPress
4 1 (0.77%) Apache
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 73 (56.15%) GitHub
2 69 (53.08%) Slack
3 45 (34.62%) AWS
4 24 (18.46%) IaaS
4 24 (18.46%) PaaS
5 16 (12.31%) Azure
6 5 (3.85%) npm
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.54%) Serverless
7 2 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) SSL
2 5 (3.85%) HTTP
3 4 (3.08%) ATM
4 2 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.77%) LAN
5 1 (0.77%) SAN
5 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.38%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (3.85%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.31%) MySQL
5 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.77%) Big Data
6 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.77%) DB2
6 1 (0.77%) HBase
6 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.77%) Riak
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 82 (63.08%) JIRA
2 75 (57.69%) Git (software)
2 75 (57.69%) Jenkins
3 72 (55.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 67 (51.54%) Maven
5 42 (32.31%) Android Studio
6 39 (30.00%) CocoaPods
6 39 (30.00%) Xcode
7 35 (26.92%) JUnit
8 34 (26.15%) Mockito
9 25 (19.23%) IntelliJ
10 24 (18.46%) Selenium
11 8 (6.15%) Cucumber
12 6 (4.62%) WebDriver
13 5 (3.85%) JMeter
14 4 (3.08%) VersaTest
15 3 (2.31%) Appium
15 3 (2.31%) Grunt
15 3 (2.31%) gulp
15 3 (2.31%) Robot Framework
General
1 30 (23.08%) Finance
2 29 (22.31%) Banking
3 11 (8.46%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.15%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.08%) Automotive
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (36.92%) Developer
2 14 (10.77%) iOS Developer
2 14 (10.77%) Test Engineer
3 12 (9.23%) Java Developer
4 10 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Analyst
6 8 (6.15%) Test Analyst
6 8 (6.15%) Tester
7 7 (5.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.85%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.08%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.31%) BASE24 Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) BASE24 Test Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.31%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.31%) QA Engineer
10 3 (2.31%) QA Tester
10 3 (2.31%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (55.38%) Node.js
2 67 (51.54%) Spring Boot
3 65 (50.00%) React
4 56 (43.08%) REST
5 54 (41.54%) JSON
6 51 (39.23%) Spring
7 32 (24.62%) WireMock
8 9 (6.92%) Redux
9 6 (4.62%) CSS
9 6 (4.62%) Enzyme
9 6 (4.62%) HTML
9 6 (4.62%) Jest
10 5 (3.85%) HTML5
10 5 (3.85%) Sass
11 4 (3.08%) Express
11 4 (3.08%) jQuery
11 4 (3.08%) SOAP
12 3 (2.31%) Mustache
12 3 (2.31%) React Native
12 3 (2.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (36.92%) Mobile App
2 41 (31.54%) User Experience
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.08%) Chip Card
3 4 (3.08%) EMV
3 4 (3.08%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (2.31%) NHS
5 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.77%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.92%) Android
2 45 (34.62%) Apple iOS
3 13 (10.00%) Linux
4 11 (8.46%) Unix
5 9 (6.92%) Mac OS X
6 7 (5.38%) Windows
7 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (56.15%) Scrum
3 72 (55.38%) Kanban
4 46 (35.38%) Pair Programming
5 43 (33.08%) Android Development
6 40 (30.77%) iOS Development
7 36 (27.69%) BDD
7 36 (27.69%) Lean UX
7 36 (27.69%) TDD
8 34 (26.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 32 (24.62%) DevOps
10 26 (20.00%) Data Engineering
11 19 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (12.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (11.54%) Continuous Deployment
13 15 (11.54%) Test Scripting
14 14 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (10.77%) Microservices
14 14 (10.77%) Portfolio Management
15 12 (9.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 94 (72.31%) Java
2 70 (53.85%) Java 8
3 43 (33.08%) Kotlin
4 40 (30.77%) Apple Swift
5 39 (30.00%) Python
6 37 (28.46%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.69%) SQL
8 6 (4.62%) ES6
9 5 (3.85%) Ruby
10 3 (2.31%) Scala
11 2 (1.54%) C#
12 1 (0.77%) Go
12 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.08%) QA
2 7 (5.38%) WCAG
3 2 (1.54%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (26.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (20.77%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.77%) Grafana
4 1 (0.77%) Kibana
4 1 (0.77%) Oozie
4 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (36.15%) AppDynamics
1 47 (36.15%) Splunk
2 5 (3.85%) Blue Coat
2 5 (3.85%) F5
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle
3 2 (1.54%) Cadence
4 1 (0.77%) Google
4 1 (0.77%) IBM