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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / West Sussex
Rank 33 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.80% 1.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 1.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £406 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
382 425 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 89.25% 85.34% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 269 203
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 £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
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 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 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 -3 8 - - 1
Burgess Hill - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 £406 -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (81.25%) Selenium
3 24 (75.00%) User Stories
4 23 (71.88%) Automated Testing
5 20 (62.50%) Java
6 19 (59.38%) Performance Testing
7 18 (56.25%) QA
7 18 (56.25%) Scala
7 18 (56.25%) Scrum
8 16 (50.00%) Gherkin
9 15 (46.88%) Security Testing
9 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
10 14 (43.75%) Kanban
10 14 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (37.50%) API Testing
11 12 (37.50%) Groovy
11 12 (37.50%) RESTful
11 12 (37.50%) Cucumber
12 11 (34.38%) Confluence
12 11 (34.38%) JIRA
12 11 (34.38%) Atlassian
12 11 (34.38%) Usability Testing
12 11 (34.38%) Web Services
12 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
12 11 (34.38%) Defect Management
12 11 (34.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (34.38%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
13 10 (31.25%) TDD
13 10 (31.25%) WebDriver

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (34.38%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (81.25%) Selenium
2 12 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 11 (34.38%) JIRA
3 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
4 10 (31.25%) WebDriver
5 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
6 6 (18.75%) JUnit
6 6 (18.75%) RSpec
7 4 (12.50%) Appium
7 4 (12.50%) Calabash
7 4 (12.50%) Capybara
8 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
9 2 (6.25%) Burp Suite
9 2 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 6 (18.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Tester
2 9 (28.13%) Automation Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Developer
3 6 (18.75%) QA Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) QA Test Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Quality Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Developer in Test
4 5 (15.63%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (12.50%) QA Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Coach
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 12 (37.50%) RESTful
3 11 (34.38%) Web Services
4 6 (18.75%) JSON
5 2 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (75.00%) User Stories
3 23 (71.88%) Automated Testing
4 19 (59.38%) Performance Testing
5 18 (56.25%) Scrum
6 15 (46.88%) Security Testing
6 15 (46.88%) Unit Testing
7 14 (43.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (43.75%) Kanban
8 12 (37.50%) API Testing
9 11 (34.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (34.38%) Defect Management
9 11 (34.38%) Exploratory Testing
9 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
9 11 (34.38%) Usability Testing
10 10 (31.25%) TDD
11 9 (28.13%) Automation Testing
11 9 (28.13%) BDD
12 6 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (18.75%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) Scala
3 12 (37.50%) Groovy
4 4 (12.50%) C
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (56.25%) QA
2 8 (25.00%) WCAG
3 2 (6.25%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Atlassian
2 5 (15.63%) HP