Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 23 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 264 346 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 6.53% 6.89% 7.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.61% 7.83% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 201 246
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.32% +3.44%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £319
90th Percentile £588 £513 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.53% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £19.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.84% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

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 3,468 4,420 3,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 85.80% 87.96% 86.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,282 2,962 2,363
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £263
90th Percentile £569 £550 £545
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 118 93
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.61 £17.41 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +22.61% -2.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £8.88
90th Percentile £35.75 £41.76 £33.83
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year +21.95% -11.41% -1.53%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +5 209 £475 +18.75% 80
South Yorkshire -35 29 £347 -14.32% 13
North Yorkshire +19 15 £325 -17.46% 11
East Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 203 (76.89%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (50.38%) Java
3 114 (43.18%) Selenium
4 95 (35.98%) Scrum
5 88 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 76 (28.79%) BDD
7 74 (28.03%) TDD
8 72 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 66 (25.00%) Microservices
10 65 (24.62%) JIRA
10 65 (24.62%) JavaScript
11 58 (21.97%) Kanban
11 58 (21.97%) DevOps
12 57 (21.59%) AWS
13 54 (20.45%) Azure
13 54 (20.45%) REST
14 53 (20.08%) Docker
15 52 (19.70%) Node.js
16 50 (18.94%) Spring
17 49 (18.56%) Java 8
18 47 (17.80%) Confluence
19 46 (17.42%) Linux
20 45 (17.05%) GitHub
20 45 (17.05%) Spring Boot
21 43 (16.29%) Cucumber
21 43 (16.29%) JSON
21 43 (16.29%) Continuous Deployment
22 42 (15.91%) Pair Programming
23 40 (15.15%) Maven
24 39 (14.77%) Software Testing

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 47 (17.80%) Confluence
2 18 (6.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (5.68%) Mule
4 6 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.52%) OpenEdge
6 3 (1.14%) Apache
6 3 (1.14%) Drupal
6 3 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 57 (21.59%) AWS
2 54 (20.45%) Azure
3 45 (17.05%) GitHub
4 35 (13.26%) Slack
5 14 (5.30%) BrowserStack
6 13 (4.92%) GCP
7 11 (4.17%) npm
8 9 (3.41%) Sauce Labs
9 6 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.89%) PaaS
11 4 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.52%) SaaS
11 4 (1.52%) Serverless
12 3 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.76%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.41%) HTTP
2 7 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.27%) SSL
4 4 (1.52%) DHCP
4 4 (1.52%) DNS
4 4 (1.52%) FTP
4 4 (1.52%) Internet
4 4 (1.52%) IPsec
5 2 (0.76%) BGP
5 2 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.76%) DSL
5 2 (0.76%) Firewall
5 2 (0.76%) LAN
5 2 (0.76%) MPLS
5 2 (0.76%) Network Security
5 2 (0.76%) SNMP
5 2 (0.76%) VoIP
5 2 (0.76%) VPN
5 2 (0.76%) WAN
5 2 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.88%) MongoDB
2 17 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.79%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.41%) MySQL
6 6 (2.27%) Apache Hive
6 6 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.52%) Big Data
8 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.52%) Impala
8 4 (1.52%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.76%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.76%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.76%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.76%) Parquet
9 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 114 (43.18%) Selenium
2 88 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 72 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 65 (24.62%) JIRA
5 43 (16.29%) Cucumber
6 40 (15.15%) Maven
7 38 (14.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 36 (13.64%) Mockito
9 31 (11.74%) WebDriver
10 25 (9.47%) JUnit
11 24 (9.09%) JMeter
12 22 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (7.20%) Gatling
13 19 (7.20%) Xcode
14 16 (6.06%) Visual Studio
15 14 (5.30%) SoapUI
15 14 (5.30%) SpecFlow
16 12 (4.55%) FitNesse
17 9 (3.41%) Jasmine
18 8 (3.03%) JBehave
General
1 30 (11.36%) Finance
2 21 (7.95%) Banking
2 21 (7.95%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.55%) Retail
4 9 (3.41%) Legal
5 7 (2.65%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Law
8 2 (0.76%) Games
8 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 105 (39.77%) Developer
2 61 (23.11%) Tester
3 41 (15.53%) Java Developer
4 40 (15.15%) Automation Tester
5 29 (10.98%) Analyst
6 28 (10.61%) Test Analyst
7 23 (8.71%) Test Engineer
8 15 (5.68%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (5.30%) iOS Developer
10 12 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 9 (3.41%) Android Developer
12 9 (3.41%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) Developer in Test
12 9 (3.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.03%) QA Tester
14 7 (2.65%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.65%) Software Tester
15 6 (2.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.45%) REST
2 52 (19.70%) Node.js
3 50 (18.94%) Spring
4 45 (17.05%) Spring Boot
5 43 (16.29%) JSON
6 31 (11.74%) HTML
7 27 (10.23%) CSS
8 26 (9.85%) React
9 23 (8.71%) Web Services
10 22 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
11 21 (7.95%) JAX-RS
12 20 (7.58%) Gherkin
13 19 (7.20%) Kafka
13 19 (7.20%) SOAP
14 18 (6.82%) Jest
15 17 (6.44%) Redux
16 16 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (5.68%) GraphQL
18 14 (5.30%) WireMock
18 14 (5.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.74%) User Experience
2 24 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
4 10 (3.79%) Blog
5 4 (1.52%) NHS
6 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.14%) iSeries
6 3 (1.14%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.76%) Clustering
7 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.76%) Handset
7 2 (0.76%) Replication
7 2 (0.76%) W3C
8 1 (0.38%) FMCG
8 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.38%) STB
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.42%) Linux
2 37 (14.02%) Unix
3 31 (11.74%) Apple iOS
4 30 (11.36%) Mac OS X
5 22 (8.33%) Android
6 16 (6.06%) Windows
7 5 (1.89%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (76.89%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.98%) Scrum
3 76 (28.79%) BDD
4 74 (28.03%) TDD
5 66 (25.00%) Microservices
6 58 (21.97%) DevOps
6 58 (21.97%) Kanban
7 43 (16.29%) Continuous Deployment
8 42 (15.91%) Pair Programming
9 39 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (14.77%) Software Testing
10 37 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (14.02%) Web Development
11 31 (11.74%) Performance Testing
12 30 (11.36%) API Testing
13 29 (10.98%) Responsive Web Design
13 29 (10.98%) Web Design
14 25 (9.47%) Software Engineering
14 25 (9.47%) Test Scripting
15 23 (8.71%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (50.38%) Java
2 65 (24.62%) JavaScript
3 49 (18.56%) Java 8
4 38 (14.39%) C#
4 38 (14.39%) SQL
5 34 (12.88%) Python
6 21 (7.95%) Apple Swift
7 14 (5.30%) ES6
8 12 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.41%) Scala
10 7 (2.65%) Go
10 7 (2.65%) Ruby
11 5 (1.89%) C
11 5 (1.89%) PHP
12 4 (1.52%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.52%) VB
13 3 (1.14%) Groovy
13 3 (1.14%) R
13 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (7.95%) ISTQB
2 19 (7.20%) Degree
3 16 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.68%) ISEB
5 14 (5.30%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.76%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (14.39%) QA
2 5 (1.89%) WCAG
3 3 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.76%) Dublin Core
4 2 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 53 (20.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.14%) vSphere
4 2 (0.76%) HDFS
4 2 (0.76%) iptables
4 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (11.36%) Kubernetes
2 14 (5.30%) Ansible
2 14 (5.30%) Puppet
3 13 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.17%) Terraform
5 9 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.52%) Kibana
7 3 (1.14%) Grafana
8 2 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.76%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.76%) Nagios
8 2 (0.76%) PingFederate
8 2 (0.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.38%) CASB
9 1 (0.38%) Packer
9 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.38%) Rancher
9 1 (0.38%) SCCM
9 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (13.26%) Splunk
2 31 (11.74%) AppDynamics
3 21 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.30%) Google
5 12 (4.55%) F5
6 10 (3.79%) Blue Coat
7 7 (2.65%) HP
7 7 (2.65%) Oracle
8 5 (1.89%) Adobe
8 5 (1.89%) EMC
8 5 (1.89%) NetApp
9 3 (1.14%) Dataiku
9 3 (1.14%) Tableau
9 3 (1.14%) TOWER Software
9 3 (1.14%) VMware
10 2 (0.76%) Databricks
10 2 (0.76%) Meraki
10 2 (0.76%) New Relic
10 2 (0.76%) Riverbed
10 2 (0.76%) SolarWinds