The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 25 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 4.31% 2.14% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 3.13% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£300 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
176 128 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 84.21% 68.45% 75.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 71 57
Average daily rate £400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £217 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £540 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 5
Average hourly rate £25.25 £21.61 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% +2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £11.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £142.50 £23.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Brighton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

Automation Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) C++
2 11 (78.57%) Python
2 11 (78.57%) Scrum
2 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) VC++
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) Java

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Software Engineer
1 11 (78.57%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Scrum
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C++
2 11 (78.57%) Python
3 8 (57.14%) VC++
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft