Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 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 16 January 2018 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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 19 32
Rank change year-on-year -18 +13 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 20 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 3.88% 7.79% 4.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 9.46% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 10
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +18.33%
10th Percentile £320 £283 £168
90th Percentile £529 £528 £476
South East median daily rate £425 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +8.28% +4.67% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
East Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +25.00% -
South East median hourly rate £48.70 £45.87 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.16% +14.68% +14.29%

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 East Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 427 391 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 82.91% 82.32% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 243 288
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £221 £225
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 14
East Sussex median hourly rate £40.00 £23.68 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.92% -10.98% +33.30%
10th Percentile £11.58 £13.23 £12.22
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.15 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in East Sussex

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in East Sussex

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in East Sussex over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in East Sussex

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in East Sussex

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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 -5 12 £438 +15.13% 8
Hastings - 3 £345 -
Hove -3 2 £538 -
Eastbourne +1 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) REST
5 4 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.00%) Statistics
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.00%) OLAP
6 3 (15.00%) SOAP
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) MDX
6 3 (15.00%) JIRA

Test Automation
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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (15.00%) OLAP
1 3 (15.00%) OLAP Cube
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
1 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Scala Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) REST
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) MDX
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) OLE
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) Akka
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) Guice
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (5.00%) spray
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 3 (15.00%) High Availability
5 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Statistics
5 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.00%) User Stories
6 2 (10.00%) API Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Scala
2 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Groovy
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) MiFID
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Agilent
2 1 (5.00%) Google