Period
to 14 December 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 14 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.

Sauce Labs
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 829 839
Rank change year-on-year +32 +10 +27
Contract jobs citing Sauce Labs 72 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.045% 0.023%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.31% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 27 16
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -10.11%
10th Percentile £313 £330 £344
90th Percentile £690 £510 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -10.11%
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 23,131 16,411 11,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.10% 17.27% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,201 11,488 8,248
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 203 172
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.05 £11.65
90th Percentile £57.75 £58.75 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.81 £18.00
% change year-on-year -11.67% +10.07% -16.82%

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 14 December 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 14 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
London +52 50 £450 +0.56% 5
South West -17 16 £550 +22.22% 2
South East -22 4 £325 -27.78%
Midlands - 2 £318 -
East Midlands - 1 £310 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Sauce Labs
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 63 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 58 (80.56%) Selenium
3 50 (69.44%) Java
4 45 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (62.50%) WebDriver
5 44 (61.11%) Jenkins
6 43 (59.72%) BDD
7 39 (54.17%) Cucumber
8 34 (47.22%) JavaScript
9 28 (38.89%) QA
10 26 (36.11%) JMeter
10 26 (36.11%) Bitbucket
11 24 (33.33%) TDD
12 22 (30.56%) JIRA
13 21 (29.17%) Git (software)
14 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (27.78%) Node.js
15 18 (25.00%) Appium
15 18 (25.00%) Banking
16 17 (23.61%) Docker
16 17 (23.61%) SDET
16 17 (23.61%) BrowserStack
17 16 (22.22%) Scrum
17 16 (22.22%) .NET
18 15 (20.83%) DevOps
18 15 (20.83%) GitHub
19 14 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
19 14 (19.44%) Protractor
20 13 (18.06%) Finance
21 12 (16.67%) Python

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 6 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 6 (8.33%) CMS
1 6 (8.33%) Confluence
1 6 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) BrowserStack
2 15 (20.83%) GitHub
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.33%) npm
4 6 (8.33%) NuGet
4 6 (8.33%) OpenShift
5 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (4.17%) Amazon S3
6 3 (4.17%) Apigee
6 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.78%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (1.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Internet
2 6 (8.33%) HTTP
2 6 (8.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
1 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Redis
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (80.56%) Selenium
2 45 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 44 (61.11%) Jenkins
4 39 (54.17%) Cucumber
5 26 (36.11%) Bitbucket
5 26 (36.11%) JMeter
6 22 (30.56%) JIRA
7 21 (29.17%) Git (software)
8 18 (25.00%) Appium
9 14 (19.44%) Protractor
10 10 (13.89%) Gatling
10 10 (13.89%) SpecFlow
11 9 (12.50%) Mocha
12 8 (11.11%) SoapUI
13 7 (9.72%) Applitools
13 7 (9.72%) GitLab
13 7 (9.72%) Hudson
13 7 (9.72%) Maven
14 6 (8.33%) Ant
14 6 (8.33%) JBehave
General
1 18 (25.00%) Banking
2 13 (18.06%) Finance
3 7 (9.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Tester
2 22 (30.56%) Automation Tester
3 9 (12.50%) Architect
3 9 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 6 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Java Automation Tester
6 5 (6.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 5 (6.94%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Functional Tester
7 4 (5.56%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (5.56%) QA Leader
7 4 (5.56%) QA Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Test Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.78%) Node.js
2 16 (22.22%) .NET
3 12 (16.67%) Chai
4 11 (15.28%) Web Services
5 10 (13.89%) HTML
5 10 (13.89%) SOAP
6 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.72%) RESTful
7 7 (9.72%) XML
8 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (8.33%) Ajax
8 6 (8.33%) Dropwizard
8 6 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (8.33%) Flash
8 6 (8.33%) Java EE
8 6 (8.33%) jQuery
8 6 (8.33%) JSON
8 6 (8.33%) Nightwatchjs
8 6 (8.33%) WebdriverIO
9 5 (6.94%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 6 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.78%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.39%) Fintech
4 1 (1.39%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) Unix
3 3 (4.17%) Android
3 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 45 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (59.72%) BDD
4 24 (33.33%) TDD
5 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (23.61%) SDET
7 16 (22.22%) Scrum
8 15 (20.83%) DevOps
9 14 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 11 (15.28%) API Testing
12 10 (13.89%) Functional Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (11.11%) OOP
13 8 (11.11%) QA Automation
13 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
14 7 (9.72%) Defect Management
14 7 (9.72%) OO
14 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (69.44%) Java
2 34 (47.22%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.67%) Python
4 9 (12.50%) PHP
5 6 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 6 (8.33%) SQL
6 5 (6.94%) Ruby
7 3 (4.17%) C#
8 2 (2.78%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.78%) C
8 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.78%) VBScript
9 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) ISEB
1 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (38.89%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (9.72%) Kibana
2 6 (8.33%) Grafana
2 6 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.33%) logstash
2 6 (8.33%) Terraform
3 3 (4.17%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Perfecto Mobile
2 10 (13.89%) Veracode
3 6 (8.33%) Adobe
3 6 (8.33%) AppDynamics
3 6 (8.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 6 (8.33%) Splunk
4 3 (4.17%) CA
4 3 (4.17%) Google
5 2 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft