The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank - 29 29
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex - 1.20% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.96% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £328 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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 East Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
275 153 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 83.59% 60.96% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 90 100
Average daily rate £400 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.94 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.21% -23.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) BPEL
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) TestNG
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) TestNG
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) BPEL
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle