Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 55 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 9.77% 7.03% 7.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.85% 8.20% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 21
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +14.75%
10th Percentile £253 £213 £322
90th Percentile £638 £498 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.20 £46.75
% change year-on-year -11.49% -3.33% +17.80%

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 507 488 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 90.05% 85.76% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 326 310
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £253
90th Percentile £575 £538 £560
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
East Sussex median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% +67.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £14.33
90th Percentile £19.58 £101.25 £25.06
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £20.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +21.98% -9.89% +0.38%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +4 37 £340 -9.33% 8
Hove +13 15 £575 +15.00% 3
Eastbourne -6 1 £438 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (47.27%) Java
3 25 (45.45%) Scrum
4 20 (36.36%) QA
5 19 (34.55%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (32.73%) JIRA
7 16 (29.09%) Web Development
8 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 15 (27.27%) Linux
9 14 (25.45%) Selenium
9 14 (25.45%) REST
10 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
10 13 (23.64%) CSS
11 12 (21.82%) HTML
11 12 (21.82%) JUnit
11 12 (21.82%) Spring
11 12 (21.82%) RESTful
11 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
11 12 (21.82%) Defect Management
12 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 11 (20.00%) Scala
12 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 10 (18.18%) Ruby
13 10 (18.18%) Mobile App
13 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (18.18%) Open Source
13 10 (18.18%) Confluence
14 9 (16.36%) HTML5
14 9 (16.36%) Amazon SQS

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 10 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) JBoss
2 1 (1.82%) nginx
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.36%) Amazon SQS
2 9 (16.36%) AWS Lambda
2 9 (16.36%) Serverless
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.82%) GitHub
4 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) HTTP
2 2 (3.64%) MQTT
3 1 (1.82%) SSL
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) Big Data
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (32.73%) JIRA
2 14 (25.45%) Selenium
3 12 (21.82%) JUnit
4 11 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
6 7 (12.73%) Subversion
7 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (3.64%) Gradle
8 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.82%) Gatling
9 1 (1.82%) Grunt
9 1 (1.82%) gulp
9 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.82%) Sublime Text
9 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Developer
2 16 (29.09%) Analyst
3 15 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 14 (25.45%) Java Developer
5 10 (18.18%) Tester
6 9 (16.36%) QA Analyst
7 8 (14.55%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (12.73%) Java Scala Developer
8 7 (12.73%) Scala Developer
9 5 (9.09%) Functional Tester
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum Master
10 4 (7.27%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (7.27%) Digital Analyst
10 4 (7.27%) Junior
10 4 (7.27%) QA Automation Analyst
10 4 (7.27%) QA Engineer
11 3 (5.45%) Junior Analyst
11 3 (5.45%) Junior QA Analyst
11 3 (5.45%) Junior Test Analyst
12 2 (3.64%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) REST
2 13 (23.64%) CSS
3 12 (21.82%) HTML
3 12 (21.82%) RESTful
3 12 (21.82%) Spring
4 9 (16.36%) HTML5
4 9 (16.36%) JSON
5 8 (14.55%) Ajax
5 8 (14.55%) CSS3
5 8 (14.55%) Play Framework
6 7 (12.73%) Django
6 7 (12.73%) Guice
6 7 (12.73%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (12.73%) Spring MVC
7 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.27%) Gherkin
7 4 (7.27%) OAuth
7 4 (7.27%) OpenID
8 3 (5.45%) Node.js
9 2 (3.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 9 (16.36%) Algorithms
2 9 (16.36%) Data Structures
3 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.09%) User Experience
5 3 (5.45%) Fintech
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (45.45%) Scrum
3 19 (34.55%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (29.09%) Web Development
5 15 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (23.64%) Software Testing
7 12 (21.82%) Defect Management
8 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 10 (18.18%) Open Source
10 9 (16.36%) OOP
11 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
11 8 (14.55%) MVC
12 7 (12.73%) Agile Testing
12 7 (12.73%) Functional Testing
12 7 (12.73%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (12.73%) OWASP
12 7 (12.73%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (12.73%) Service Design
12 7 (12.73%) TDD
12 7 (12.73%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (47.27%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.00%) Scala
4 10 (18.18%) Ruby
5 8 (14.55%) Python
6 7 (12.73%) SQL
7 3 (5.45%) C#
8 2 (3.64%) Groovy
8 2 (3.64%) Java 8
8 2 (3.64%) Kotlin
8 2 (3.64%) Rust
9 1 (1.82%) Haskell
9 1 (1.82%) Perl
9 1 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (1.82%) VB
9 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.27%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.64%) PMP
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (36.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Grafana
1 1 (1.82%) Kibana
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Google
2 4 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.64%) Appcelerator
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) webMethods