Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 21 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 28 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 5.56% 7.28% 4.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.68% 8.45% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 12
East Sussex median daily rate £413 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £300 £203 £325
90th Percentile £624 £483 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Sussex median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £46.25 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% +19.05% +12.00%

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 419 414 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 83.13% 86.07% 82.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 276 316
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £352 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.80% -3.03% -2.03%
10th Percentile £263 £219 £251
90th Percentile £525 £519 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 12
East Sussex median hourly rate £14.00 £11.93 £17.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.35% -32.48% -16.15%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.84
90th Percentile £44.75 £23.10 £38.85
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Hove +9 15 £581 +22.37%
Brighton -13 12 £340 -2.86% 9
Eastbourne - 1 £438 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 13 (46.43%) Scrum
3 13 (46.43%) Mobile App
3 13 (46.43%) Defect Management
4 11 (39.29%) AWS Lambda
4 11 (39.29%) Serverless
4 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (39.29%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (35.71%) Functional Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (35.71%) QA
6 9 (32.14%) Agile Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (32.14%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.86%) Web Development
10 5 (17.86%) RESTful
10 5 (17.86%) TDD
10 5 (17.86%) Finance
10 5 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (14.29%) Project Management
11 4 (14.29%) Open Source
11 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
12 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing

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 (7.14%) Moodle
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon SQS
1 11 (39.29%) AWS Lambda
1 11 (39.29%) Serverless
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Gradle
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.57%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Games
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Tester
2 6 (21.43%) Functional Tester
3 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum Master
5 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Backend Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Scala Developer
7 1 (3.57%) PHP Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) React Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) RESTful
2 3 (10.71%) Django
2 3 (10.71%) React
3 2 (7.14%) Ajax
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) CSS3
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) Node.js
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (3.57%) LESS
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.57%) Sass
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Defect Management
2 13 (46.43%) Scrum
3 11 (39.29%) Software Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Functional Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Agile Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (17.86%) TDD
9 5 (17.86%) Web Development
10 4 (14.29%) Open Source
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
11 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
11 3 (10.71%) User Stories
12 2 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Scala
4 1 (3.57%) Groovy
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Appcelerator
2 1 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Informatica
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Tableau
2 1 (3.57%) Talend