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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 52 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.29% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +34.48%
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
451 255 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 83.36% 67.64% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 172 206
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 12 25 20
Average hourly rate £44.00 £21.82 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.64% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 2 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 -7 2 £388 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) VB
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 2 (28.57%) NHS
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Cerner
5 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) NeoLoad
4 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 2 (28.57%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cerner