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 3 months to 24 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
South East / East Sussex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 17 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 9.96% 8.36% 5.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.39% 10.08% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 16
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £344
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 £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +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 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 237 238 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 87.45% 82.93% 84.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 146 214
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +3.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £573 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £11.93 £21.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% +6.77%  
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 East Sussex

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 +4 21 £350 - 8
Hove - 4 £475 -
Hastings - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) C#
3 16 (45.71%) Selenium
4 14 (40.00%) TDD
5 12 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (31.43%) BDD
6 11 (31.43%) Functional Testing
6 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
7 10 (28.57%) QA
8 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
8 9 (25.71%) Open Source
9 8 (22.86%) Scrum
9 8 (22.86%) C++
9 8 (22.86%) Java
10 6 (17.14%) Linux
10 6 (17.14%) ISEB
10 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
10 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Unreal Engine
11 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
11 5 (14.29%) Front End Development
11 5 (14.29%) Protractor
11 5 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (14.29%) RESTful
11 5 (14.29%) Node.js
11 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow
11 5 (14.29%) Big Data
11 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis

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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (11.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (8.57%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) MQTT
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Big Data
1 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 5 (14.29%) Protractor
2 5 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.57%) Gradle
4 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
4 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.71%) JIRA
5 2 (5.71%) Maven
5 2 (5.71%) TestNG
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (11.43%) Games
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) QA Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Tester
4 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Agile C# Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.43%) C++ Developer
5 4 (11.43%) C++/C# Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Developer in Test
5 4 (11.43%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Unreal Engine
2 5 (14.29%) Node.js
2 5 (14.29%) RESTful
3 3 (8.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (8.57%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.71%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Smart Home
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) TDD
3 12 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (31.43%) BDD
4 11 (31.43%) Functional Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Open Source
5 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 5 (14.29%) Front End Development
8 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Rapid Prototyping
11 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C#
2 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) C++
3 8 (22.86%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
1 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) HP