The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 31 25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton - 1.49% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.07% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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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
205 145 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 79.15% 72.14% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 67 82
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Average hourly rate £21.58 £15.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.86% -34.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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