The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 29 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.57% - 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £330 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
132 96 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 69.11% 74.42% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 55 81
Average daily rate £340 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.61 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £23.33 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
East Sussex

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Test Automation
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) HTTP
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center