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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 36 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 1.26% 0.29% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.35% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £450 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
Test Automation
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
173 283 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 72.69% 81.32% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 164 110
Average daily rate £345 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.99 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.39% +62.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Eastbourne - 2 - -
Brighton +17 1 £450 - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) QA Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) OOP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (30.00%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) StarTeam

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) StarTeam
3 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Software Support Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (10.00%) UI Designer
3 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) BDD
1 4 (40.00%) OOP
1 4 (40.00%) QA Automation
1 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Issue Tracking
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 3 (30.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware