The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation Testing
East Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 1 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 0.67% - 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Brighton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 129 155 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 86.00% 77.50% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 104 110
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Brighton

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Testing in Brighton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Brighton

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Brighton region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 4 (66.67%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing

Automation Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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 (66.67%) Protractor
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript