The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Automated Testing
East Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 16 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 11.11% 8.21% 7.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.57% 10.06% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 15
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

Test Automation 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 167 159 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 88.36% 81.54% 86.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 90 152
Median daily rate £350 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £11.93 £21.36 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% +64.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Brighton

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Brighton

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Brighton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Brighton over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Brighton

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Brighton

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Brighton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Selenium
3 13 (48.15%) C#
4 10 (37.04%) BDD
5 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 8 (29.63%) QA
6 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
6 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Open Source
7 7 (25.93%) Scrum
7 7 (25.93%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
8 5 (18.52%) ISEB
8 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
8 5 (18.52%) Protractor
9 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) SQL
9 4 (14.81%) C++
9 4 (14.81%) Games
9 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
9 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
10 3 (11.11%) RESTful

Test Automation
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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) MQTT
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Protractor
2 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
3 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) Gradle
5 2 (7.41%) Maven
5 2 (7.41%) TestNG
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Games
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
1 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) QA Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Developer in Test
5 4 (14.81%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Node.js
1 3 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) Django
3 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) BDD
3 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
3 8 (29.63%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) Open Source
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
1 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft