Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 777 844
Rank change year-on-year -12 +67 -33
Contract jobs citing Sauce Labs 57 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.027% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.31% 0.20% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 14 6
England median daily rate £475 £370 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.38% -10.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £368 £270 £313
90th Percentile £538 £400 £431
UK median daily rate £475 £370 £413
% change year-on-year +28.38% -10.30% +3.13%
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 18,555 11,328 8,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.03% 13.41% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,715 7,934 5,767
England median daily rate £480 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £307 £285 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 139 135
England median hourly rate £20.58 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% -9.52% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.65 £50.30 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.10% -1.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -26 32 £483 +20.63% 12
South West +14 11 £445 -
South East -19 11 £463 +54.17% 3
East of England - 2 - -
North of England -11 1 £350 -5.41%
North West - 1 £350 -
Sauce Labs
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 49 (85.96%) Test Automation
2 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (71.93%) Cucumber
4 36 (63.16%) Selenium
5 30 (52.63%) Java
6 29 (50.88%) QA
6 29 (50.88%) WebDriver
6 29 (50.88%) Jenkins
7 27 (47.37%) Scrum
8 24 (42.11%) Git (software)
8 24 (42.11%) BDD
9 23 (40.35%) JIRA
9 23 (40.35%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (40.35%) TDD
10 22 (38.60%) REST
11 21 (36.84%) Mobile App
11 21 (36.84%) Appium
12 19 (33.33%) DevOps
12 19 (33.33%) Bitbucket
12 19 (33.33%) JMeter
12 19 (33.33%) Finance
13 17 (29.82%) Confluence
14 16 (28.07%) Apple iOS
14 16 (28.07%) Android
15 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
15 14 (24.56%) Banking
15 14 (24.56%) Docker
16 13 (22.81%) BrowserStack
16 13 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
17 12 (21.05%) RESTful

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 17 (29.82%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (22.81%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) npm
2 2 (3.51%) NuGet
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.75%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Redis
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (71.93%) Cucumber
2 36 (63.16%) Selenium
3 29 (50.88%) Jenkins
3 29 (50.88%) WebDriver
4 24 (42.11%) Git (software)
5 23 (40.35%) JIRA
6 21 (36.84%) Appium
7 19 (33.33%) Bitbucket
7 19 (33.33%) JMeter
8 12 (21.05%) JUnit
9 10 (17.54%) Protractor
10 9 (15.79%) Gradle
10 9 (15.79%) Maven
10 9 (15.79%) SonarQube
11 8 (14.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (12.28%) Eclipse
12 7 (12.28%) TeamCity
13 6 (10.53%) Burp Suite
13 6 (10.53%) JBehave
13 6 (10.53%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (24.56%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Advertising
4 3 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Tester
2 10 (17.54%) Automation Tester
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Test Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) QA Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Tester
6 6 (10.53%) QA Automation Tester
6 6 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Java Automation Tester
7 5 (8.77%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) QA Leader
8 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (7.02%) Java Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.26%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (38.60%) REST
2 12 (21.05%) RESTful
2 12 (21.05%) Spring
3 10 (17.54%) SOAP
3 10 (17.54%) Web Services
4 8 (14.04%) Gherkin
5 6 (10.53%) Dropwizard
5 6 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (10.53%) Java EE
5 6 (10.53%) Node.js
6 5 (8.77%) React Native
7 4 (7.02%) .NET
7 4 (7.02%) JDBC
7 4 (7.02%) PicoContainer
8 3 (5.26%) WebdriverIO
9 2 (3.51%) Chai
9 2 (3.51%) Nightwatchjs
9 2 (3.51%) OAuth2
9 2 (3.51%) React
9 2 (3.51%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.53%) User Experience
3 5 (8.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.75%) Fintech
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Android
1 16 (28.07%) Apple iOS
2 8 (14.04%) Mac OS X
2 8 (14.04%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (85.96%) Test Automation
2 45 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (47.37%) Scrum
4 24 (42.11%) BDD
5 23 (40.35%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (40.35%) TDD
6 19 (33.33%) DevOps
7 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 10 (17.54%) Microservices
8 10 (17.54%) Regression Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 9 (15.79%) QA Automation
10 8 (14.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Open Source
11 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
12 6 (10.53%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) Apple Swift
5 3 (5.26%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.51%) Python
7 1 (1.75%) F#
7 1 (1.75%) Java 8
7 1 (1.75%) Scala
7 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (50.88%) QA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Kibana
1 6 (10.53%) logstash
2 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 2 (3.51%) Grafana
3 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Veracode
2 4 (7.02%) HP
2 4 (7.02%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) AppDynamics
3 2 (3.51%) Splunk
4 1 (1.75%) Apigee