Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 28 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 19 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 5.54% 5.75% 4.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 6.95% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 14
Brighton median daily rate £425 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +16.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £309 £324 £304
90th Percentile £473 £529 £438
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Brighton median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
East Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +25.00% -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Brighton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 292 302 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 85.13% 82.74% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 187 296
Brighton median daily rate £375 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £555 £538 £538
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 12
Brighton median hourly rate £13.50 £21.43 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.00% +7.61% +26.59%
10th Percentile £10.20 £13.79 £12.18
90th Percentile £101.25 £38.85 £38.66
East Sussex median hourly rate £17.00 £21.36 £22.07
% change year-on-year -20.39% -3.25% +40.23%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Brighton.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Finance
4 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (26.32%) Selenium
5 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Open Source
5 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) QA
5 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) SOAP
6 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
6 3 (15.79%) REST
6 3 (15.79%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
7 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow

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 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Protractor
2 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
2 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Gradle
3 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
1 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) QA Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) REST
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) OLE
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Open Source
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Coaching
6 2 (10.53%) Matrix Management
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) VB
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Agilent