The first table below looks at the demand for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Brighton region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 28 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.44% 3.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £286
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +19.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
136 138 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 65.38% 77.53% 74.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 76 122
Average daily rate £350 £365 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 7
Average hourly rate £15.75 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 - £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Brighton region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Automation Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) VBScript
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) C++ Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) VBScript
2 3 (37.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP