Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Sauce Labs skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sauce Labs over the 6 months to 20 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.

Sauce Labs
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 804 865
Rank change year-on-year +24 +61 -5
Contract jobs citing Sauce Labs 85 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.032% 0.018%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.41% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 16 14
England median daily rate £475 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.94% -22.35% -4.49%
10th Percentile £363 £268 £375
90th Percentile £619 £434 £484
UK median daily rate £475 £330 £425
% change year-on-year +43.94% -22.35% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Sauce Labs is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 20,761 13,844 11,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.08% 15.24% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,397 9,550 7,728
England median daily rate £485 £472 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £285
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 194 154
England median hourly rate £18.95 £20.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +8.97% -17.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £68.25 £63.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £20.00 £18.77
% change year-on-year -10.63% +6.54% -16.57%

Sauce Labs
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Sauce Labs as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Sauce Labs in England

Sauce Labs
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sauce Labs in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sauce Labs in England

Sauce Labs
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sauce Labs in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sauce Labs in England

Sauce Labs
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sauce Labs within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
London +28 51 £475 +11.76% 9
South West +22 25 £479 +16.06% 1
South East -16 9 £325 +3.17% 2
Sauce Labs
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sauce Labs 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 England region with a requirement for Sauce Labs.

1 71 (83.53%) Test Automation
2 65 (76.47%) Selenium
3 57 (67.06%) Cucumber
4 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (65.88%) Java
5 52 (61.18%) BDD
6 48 (56.47%) Jenkins
7 45 (52.94%) WebDriver
8 40 (47.06%) Bitbucket
9 38 (44.71%) JMeter
10 34 (40.00%) Git (software)
11 29 (34.12%) TDD
12 28 (32.94%) Scrum
13 27 (31.76%) QA
14 26 (30.59%) DevOps
15 25 (29.41%) JavaScript
15 25 (29.41%) BrowserStack
16 23 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (25.88%) Banking
17 22 (25.88%) JIRA
17 22 (25.88%) Finance
18 21 (24.71%) Python
19 17 (20.00%) Docker
19 17 (20.00%) SonarQube
19 17 (20.00%) SDET
19 17 (20.00%) GitHub
20 16 (18.82%) Microservices
20 16 (18.82%) .NET
20 16 (18.82%) RESTful
21 14 (16.47%) SOAP

Sauce Labs
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (15.29%) Confluence
2 7 (8.24%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.41%) BrowserStack
2 17 (20.00%) GitHub
3 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (11.76%) npm
3 10 (11.76%) NuGet
4 7 (8.24%) OpenShift
5 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.35%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (1.18%) Google Play
8 1 (1.18%) Slack
8 1 (1.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) HTTP
1 7 (8.24%) HTTPS
2 4 (4.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.53%) Redis
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 65 (76.47%) Selenium
2 57 (67.06%) Cucumber
3 48 (56.47%) Jenkins
4 45 (52.94%) WebDriver
5 40 (47.06%) Bitbucket
6 38 (44.71%) JMeter
7 34 (40.00%) Git (software)
8 22 (25.88%) JIRA
9 17 (20.00%) SonarQube
10 14 (16.47%) Appium
11 12 (14.12%) JUnit
12 11 (12.94%) Protractor
12 11 (12.94%) SoapUI
13 10 (11.76%) Maven
13 10 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (9.41%) JBehave
15 7 (8.24%) Gatling
15 7 (8.24%) Gerrit
15 7 (8.24%) Hudson
15 7 (8.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (25.88%) Banking
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Advertising
3 3 (3.53%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
4 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Tester
2 17 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 10 (11.76%) Architect
3 10 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Automation Test Lead
4 9 (10.59%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) QA Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Agile Tester
6 7 (8.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Java Automation Tester
7 6 (7.06%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) QA Automation Tester
7 6 (7.06%) QA Tester
7 6 (7.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 6 (7.06%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (4.71%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) .NET
1 16 (18.82%) RESTful
2 14 (16.47%) Gherkin
2 14 (16.47%) Node.js
2 14 (16.47%) SOAP
3 13 (15.29%) Spring
4 12 (14.12%) REST
4 12 (14.12%) Web Services
5 9 (10.59%) Chai
5 9 (10.59%) HTML
6 8 (9.41%) jQuery
6 8 (9.41%) React
7 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
7 7 (8.24%) Ajax
7 7 (8.24%) Dropwizard
7 7 (8.24%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (8.24%) Java EE
7 7 (8.24%) JSON
7 7 (8.24%) Nightwatchjs
7 7 (8.24%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.24%) Algorithms
2 7 (8.24%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Fintech
4 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.18%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Linux
2 8 (9.41%) Android
2 8 (9.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (83.53%) Test Automation
2 56 (65.88%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (61.18%) BDD
4 29 (34.12%) TDD
5 28 (32.94%) Scrum
6 26 (30.59%) DevOps
7 23 (27.06%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (20.00%) SDET
9 16 (18.82%) Microservices
10 14 (16.47%) OO
10 14 (16.47%) OOP
11 11 (12.94%) Test Scripting
12 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (10.59%) Functional Testing
13 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (10.59%) Open Source
13 9 (10.59%) Performance Testing
14 8 (9.41%) API Testing
14 8 (9.41%) QA Automation
14 8 (9.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 56 (65.88%) Java
2 25 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 21 (24.71%) Python
4 11 (12.94%) PHP
5 10 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 10 (11.76%) SQL
6 8 (9.41%) C#
7 5 (5.88%) Scala
8 4 (4.71%) Java 8
8 4 (4.71%) VBScript
9 3 (3.53%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.53%) C
9 3 (3.53%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.35%) F#
11 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) ISEB
1 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (31.76%) QA
System Software
1 17 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Grafana
1 10 (11.76%) Kubernetes
1 10 (11.76%) Terraform
2 8 (9.41%) Kibana
3 7 (8.24%) logstash
4 1 (1.18%) Ansible
4 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Veracode
2 10 (11.76%) AppDynamics
2 10 (11.76%) Perfecto Mobile
2 10 (11.76%) Splunk
3 7 (8.24%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 5 (5.88%) Apigee
5 4 (4.71%) Google
5 4 (4.71%) HP
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe
6 1 (1.18%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft