The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 51 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.49% - 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% - 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
Automated 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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
446 251 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 83.05% 67.11% 77.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 169 204
Average daily rate £400 £330 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 20
Average hourly rate £44.00 £16.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.76% -63.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the West Sussex region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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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
Worthing - 4 £363 -
Crawley - 2 £363 -
Gatwick - 1 £323 -
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Automated 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 Automated Testing.

1 17 (80.95%) Scrum
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) C#
3 10 (47.62%) .NET
3 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (33.33%) Selenium
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) QA
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (28.57%) User Stories
6 4 (19.05%) Play Framework
6 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
6 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (19.05%) MSBuild
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (19.05%) WCF
6 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
6 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Automated 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio
3 4 (19.05%) MSBuild
4 3 (14.29%) Capybara
5 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) ScrumMaster
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
2 4 (19.05%) WCF
2 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
2 4 (19.05%) Play Framework
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) RESTful
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.76%) CSS3
5 1 (4.76%) Sass
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Scrum
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) User Stories
4 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (19.05%) UML
5 4 (19.05%) OOP
5 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 2 (9.52%) Open Source
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com