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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 32 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.32% 0.56% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 0.85% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£350 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -
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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
188 118 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 72.59% 66.29% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 58 129
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.73 £26.25 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.07% +14.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) JUnit
2 4 (44.44%) C++
2 4 (44.44%) CppUnit
3 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
3 3 (33.33%) VBScript
3 3 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Finance

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (44.44%) JUnit
1 4 (44.44%) CppUnit
2 3 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C++ Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Kanban
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) VBScript
3 3 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP