Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Automation Tester
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 56 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.74% 0.38% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.39% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
East Sussex median daily rate £395 - £325
10th Percentile £321 - £305
90th Percentile £494 - £364
South East median daily rate £375 £353 £360
% change year-on-year +6.38% -2.08% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £40.94 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East Sussex
Contract vacancies in East Sussex with a recognized job title 527 509 690
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 96.77% 99.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 319 469
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £542 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 25
East Sussex median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -6.32% +17.67%
10th Percentile £10.44 £13.15 £10.61
90th Percentile £86.88 £39.30 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in East Sussex

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in East Sussex

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in East Sussex over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in East Sussex

Automation Tester
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 Automation Tester within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton +6 3 £395 -
Hastings - 1 - -
Automation Tester
South East

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Sussex region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Component Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE

Automation Tester Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Component Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP