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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - 25 37
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton - 3.66% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.70% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £365 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.20% -22.66%
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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
181 149 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 73.88% 78.01% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 79 122
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.73 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.05% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA