The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Sussex region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 54 62 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.29% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.60% -
Automation Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
668 573 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 96.12% 94.71% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 400 209
Median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £13.23 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.55% -17.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.00 £29.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Sussex region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing -11 8 £500 +29.03%
Gatwick - 1 £300 -
Automation Tester
South East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
5 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
5 7 (58.33%) User Stories
5 7 (58.33%) QA
6 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
7 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
7 5 (41.67%) C#
7 5 (41.67%) Scrum
8 4 (33.33%) Web Services
8 4 (33.33%) JIRA
8 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
8 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (33.33%) Confluence
8 4 (33.33%) Capybara
8 4 (33.33%) Kanban
8 4 (33.33%) Groovy
8 4 (33.33%) BDD
8 4 (33.33%) Security Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Usability Testing
8 4 (33.33%) RESTful
8 4 (33.33%) Scala

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Pig
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (8.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (41.67%) SoapUI
3 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (33.33%) Capybara
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Appium
5 3 (25.00%) Calabash
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) JUnit
6 2 (16.67%) PigUnit
6 2 (16.67%) PyUnit
6 2 (16.67%) RSpec
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Gherkin
2 4 (33.33%) RESTful
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Tez
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 9 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (58.33%) User Stories
5 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (41.67%) Scrum
7 4 (33.33%) API Testing
7 4 (33.33%) BDD
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Kanban
7 4 (33.33%) Security Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (33.33%) Usability Testing
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Groovy
3 4 (33.33%) Scala
4 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft