The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
South East / West Sussex
Rank 43 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.03% 0.81% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £438 £306 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%

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
397 418 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 89.41% 84.96% 78.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 262 199
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £23.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Sussex region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Automation Testing
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 Testing within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 - 4 - - 2
Haywards Heath - 2 £475 -
Crawley +10 1 £425 +30.76%
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Automation Testing
South East

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (75.00%) Automated Testing
4 11 (68.75%) TDD
5 10 (62.50%) QA
6 9 (56.25%) Java
6 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
6 9 (56.25%) Scala
6 9 (56.25%) User Stories
7 8 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
7 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 8 (50.00%) Games
7 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
9 6 (37.50%) Web Testing
9 6 (37.50%) RSpec
9 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
9 6 (37.50%) Scrum
9 6 (37.50%) JUnit
9 6 (37.50%) WCAG
9 6 (37.50%) JSON
10 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
11 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
11 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
11 3 (18.75%) RAD
11 3 (18.75%) SDLC
11 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
12 2 (12.50%) BDD
12 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (12.50%) HP

Automation Testing
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:

Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) Selenium
2 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (37.50%) JUnit
4 6 (37.50%) RSpec
5 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) QA Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) QA Test Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Quality Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Tester
4 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
4 5 (31.25%) Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Java Automation Tester
4 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
4 5 (31.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Java Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
6 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
6 1 (6.25%) QA Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 11 (68.75%) TDD
4 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
4 9 (56.25%) User Stories
5 8 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) Web Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
8 3 (18.75%) RAD
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 3 (18.75%) SDLC
8 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 2 (12.50%) BDD
10 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Scala
2 1 (6.25%) Groovy
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
2 6 (37.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP