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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
East Sussex / Brighton
Rank 26 29 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 1.48% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.68% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 117 146 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 86.67% 77.25% 88.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 99 108
Median daily rate £388 £342 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.30% -14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
3 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Appium
2 1 (25.00%) Calabash
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft