Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 32 25
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 67 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 10.12% 4.55% 6.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.39% 5.38% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 17
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £310 £320 £279
90th Percentile £638 £520 £473
South East median daily rate £430 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +4.24% +5.77% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
East Sussex median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +25.00%
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -11.76% +27.50%

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 588 446 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 88.82% 84.47% 84.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 295 274
East Sussex median daily rate £419 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -2.91% +7.29%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
East Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £22.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -24.75% -1.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.90 £13.56
90th Percentile £43.95 £72.50 £43.13
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
% change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +18 54 £425 - 14
Hove +7 8 £575 +6.98% 3
Eastbourne -2 2 £438 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) Java
3 26 (38.81%) Scrum
4 25 (37.31%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (31.34%) Open Source
6 21 (31.34%) JIRA
7 20 (29.85%) Selenium
7 20 (29.85%) RESTful
8 19 (28.36%) Linux
9 18 (26.87%) CSS
10 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
10 17 (25.37%) HTML
10 17 (25.37%) Web Development
10 17 (25.37%) REST
10 17 (25.37%) Jenkins
11 16 (23.88%) QA
12 15 (22.39%) Spring
12 15 (22.39%) JUnit
12 15 (22.39%) Relational Database
13 14 (20.90%) Scala
14 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (19.40%) Confluence
14 13 (19.40%) Ruby
14 13 (19.40%) TDD
14 13 (19.40%) JSON
15 12 (17.91%) HTTP
15 12 (17.91%) HTML5
16 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
16 11 (16.42%) Play Framework

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 13 (19.40%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) JBoss
2 1 (1.49%) nginx
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon SQS
2 6 (8.96%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (8.96%) Serverless
3 5 (7.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.99%) G Suite
6 1 (1.49%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.49%) GitHub
6 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) HTTP
2 3 (4.48%) MQTT
3 1 (1.49%) SSL
3 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.46%) Big Data
2 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.46%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.46%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (4.48%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) JIRA
2 20 (29.85%) Selenium
3 17 (25.37%) Jenkins
4 15 (22.39%) JUnit
5 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
6 10 (14.93%) Subversion
7 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.48%) Gradle
8 3 (4.48%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.99%) JMeter
9 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.49%) Ant
10 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.49%) Grunt
10 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.49%) NUnit
10 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Java Developer
3 15 (22.39%) Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Test Analyst
5 11 (16.42%) Tester
6 10 (14.93%) Scala Developer
7 9 (13.43%) QA Analyst
8 8 (11.94%) Java Scala Developer
8 8 (11.94%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (10.45%) Automation Tester
10 6 (8.96%) QA Engineer
11 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
11 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce Developer
11 5 (7.46%) Scrum Master
12 4 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
12 4 (5.97%) Junior
12 4 (5.97%) QA Automation Analyst
12 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.85%) RESTful
2 18 (26.87%) CSS
3 17 (25.37%) HTML
3 17 (25.37%) REST
4 15 (22.39%) Spring
5 13 (19.40%) JSON
6 12 (17.91%) HTML5
7 11 (16.42%) Ajax
7 11 (16.42%) CSS3
7 11 (16.42%) Play Framework
8 10 (14.93%) Django
8 10 (14.93%) Guice
8 10 (14.93%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (14.93%) Spring MVC
9 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
10 7 (10.45%) .NET
11 6 (8.96%) Node.js
11 6 (8.96%) React
12 4 (5.97%) .NET Core
12 4 (5.97%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Algorithms
1 9 (13.43%) Data Structures
2 7 (10.45%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.46%) Fintech
4 5 (7.46%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Unix
4 2 (2.99%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) Scrum
3 25 (37.31%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (31.34%) Open Source
6 17 (25.37%) Web Development
7 13 (19.40%) TDD
8 11 (16.42%) Configuration Management
8 11 (16.42%) MVC
9 10 (14.93%) OO
9 10 (14.93%) OWASP
9 10 (14.93%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (14.93%) Service Design
9 10 (14.93%) Web Design
10 9 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (13.43%) OOP
10 9 (13.43%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.45%) DevOps
11 7 (10.45%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.96%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) Java
2 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.90%) Scala
4 13 (19.40%) Ruby
5 9 (13.43%) C#
6 8 (11.94%) Python
7 7 (10.45%) SQL
8 2 (2.99%) Groovy
8 2 (2.99%) Java 8
8 2 (2.99%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.99%) Rust
8 2 (2.99%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.49%) Haskell
9 1 (1.49%) Perl
9 1 (1.49%) VB
9 1 (1.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.99%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Grafana
1 1 (1.49%) Kibana
1 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (16.42%) Google
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.99%) Apple
3 2 (2.99%) IBM
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe
4 1 (1.49%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.49%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) Tableau
4 1 (1.49%) webMethods