The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 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.

Automated Testing
South East / East Sussex
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.92% - 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% - 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £225 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £340
% change year-on-year +1.31% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated 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 East Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 182 237 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 83.87% 79.00% 88.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 165 151
Median daily rate £388 £342 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.30% -13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 19
Median hourly rate £11.00 £28.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.73% -15.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in East Sussex

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in East Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in East Sussex

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing in East Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in East Sussex

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton - 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Games
3 2 (25.00%) Games
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Online Games
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Django
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) iPhone
4 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) TDD

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex 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 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (12.50%) Django
3 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Games
1 2 (25.00%) Online Games
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Android Development
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
2 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
2 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000