The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 38 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 0.41% 1.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate £320 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
Automation Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
176 281 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 73.03% 81.21% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 163 110
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 17
Average hourly rate £32.80 £21.99 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.19% +62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.68 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £36.35 £15.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Automation Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Leader
3 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center