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 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 16 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 10.36% 8.38% 6.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.90% 10.32% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 14
Median daily rate £388 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £325 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £368
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 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.88%  

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 168 155 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 87.05% 81.15% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 343 609
Median daily rate £363 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.62% +10.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 11
Median hourly rate £11.93 £21.36 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% +0.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.60 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £37.50 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 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 28 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 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
2 13 (46.43%) C#
3 10 (35.71%) BDD
4 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (28.57%) TDD
5 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 8 (28.57%) QA
5 8 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Open Source
6 7 (25.00%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
7 5 (17.86%) ISEB
7 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
7 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
7 5 (17.86%) Protractor
8 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) C++
8 4 (14.29%) Games
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
8 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting

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 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.71%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) MQTT
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Big Data
1 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) Protractor
2 5 (17.86%) SpecFlow
3 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
4 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.14%) Gradle
5 2 (7.14%) Maven
5 2 (7.14%) TestNG
6 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.29%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
1 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (21.43%) QA Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) QA Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Developer in Test
5 4 (14.29%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 4 (14.29%) Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
6 3 (10.71%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Node.js
1 3 (10.71%) RESTful
2 2 (7.14%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.57%) Django
3 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) BDD
3 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 8 (28.57%) TDD
4 7 (25.00%) Open Source
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Front End Development
6 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Prototyping
7 2 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
1 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft