The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 61 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.72% 0.59% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £300 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
620 424 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 88.70% 83.63% 72.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 274 170
Median daily rate £425 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 19
Median hourly rate £51.50 £50.00 £26.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +85.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Gatwick - 3 £300 -
Horsham - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 20 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Social Network
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Security Testing

Test Automation
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 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Web Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Social Network
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP