Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 792 876
Rank change year-on-year +12 +84 -31
Contract jobs citing Sauce Labs 80 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.031% 0.010%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.40% 0.22% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 16 9
England median daily rate £475 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.94% -22.35% -
10th Percentile £365 £268 £320
90th Percentile £575 £379 £438
UK median daily rate £475 £330 £425
% change year-on-year +43.94% -22.35% -
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 20,028 12,473 10,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.22% 14.25% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,792 8,536 7,047
England median daily rate £477 £462 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% +2.72% +9.09%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £292
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 184 146
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -17.39%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.81 £11.58
90th Percentile £73.75 £62.93 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +15 51 £475 - 2
South West +23 20 £475 +15.15% 3
South East -18 8 £325 +11.11% 1
North of England -28 1 £350 -5.41%
North West - 1 £350 -
Sauce Labs
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 69 (86.25%) Test Automation
2 62 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (68.75%) Selenium
4 49 (61.25%) Cucumber
5 47 (58.75%) Java
6 42 (52.50%) BDD
7 41 (51.25%) WebDriver
8 39 (48.75%) Jenkins
9 34 (42.50%) Scrum
10 32 (40.00%) JMeter
11 29 (36.25%) QA
12 27 (33.75%) BrowserStack
13 26 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (32.50%) Bitbucket
13 26 (32.50%) DevOps
14 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
15 23 (28.75%) TDD
15 23 (28.75%) JavaScript
16 22 (27.50%) Banking
17 21 (26.25%) JIRA
18 20 (25.00%) Finance
19 19 (23.75%) RESTful
20 16 (20.00%) Test Scripting
20 16 (20.00%) Python
20 16 (20.00%) Appium
21 15 (18.75%) Docker
21 15 (18.75%) SDET
21 15 (18.75%) Mobile App
21 15 (18.75%) REST
22 14 (17.50%) SonarQube

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 12 (15.00%) Confluence
2 8 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 27 (33.75%) BrowserStack
2 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.25%) GitHub
4 7 (8.75%) npm
4 7 (8.75%) NuGet
5 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (5.00%) OpenShift
7 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.75%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.50%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.25%) Google Play
9 1 (1.25%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) HTTP
1 5 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 4 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) Redis
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 55 (68.75%) Selenium
2 49 (61.25%) Cucumber
3 41 (51.25%) WebDriver
4 39 (48.75%) Jenkins
5 32 (40.00%) JMeter
6 26 (32.50%) Bitbucket
7 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 21 (26.25%) JIRA
9 16 (20.00%) Appium
10 14 (17.50%) SonarQube
11 12 (15.00%) JUnit
11 12 (15.00%) Protractor
12 11 (13.75%) SoapUI
13 9 (11.25%) Gradle
13 9 (11.25%) JBehave
13 9 (11.25%) Maven
14 8 (10.00%) Burp Suite
15 7 (8.75%) Eclipse
15 7 (8.75%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (7.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (27.50%) Banking
2 20 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Advertising
4 3 (3.75%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Back Office
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Tester
2 12 (15.00%) Automation Tester
3 11 (13.75%) Test Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) QA Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Agile Tester
7 7 (8.75%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) Automation Test Lead
7 7 (8.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) QA Automation Tester
8 6 (7.50%) QA Tester
8 6 (7.50%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.25%) QA Leader
10 4 (5.00%) Architect
10 4 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 4 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (3.75%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) RESTful
2 15 (18.75%) REST
3 14 (17.50%) Spring
4 13 (16.25%) SOAP
5 12 (15.00%) Gherkin
6 11 (13.75%) Web Services
7 10 (12.50%) Node.js
8 9 (11.25%) .NET
9 8 (10.00%) Dropwizard
9 8 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (10.00%) Java EE
10 7 (8.75%) Nightwatchjs
11 6 (7.50%) Chai
12 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
12 5 (6.25%) Ajax
12 5 (6.25%) jQuery
12 5 (6.25%) JSON
12 5 (6.25%) WebdriverIO
13 4 (5.00%) HTML
13 4 (5.00%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.75%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Android
1 11 (13.75%) Apple iOS
1 11 (13.75%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (86.25%) Test Automation
2 62 (77.50%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (52.50%) BDD
4 34 (42.50%) Scrum
5 26 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (32.50%) DevOps
6 23 (28.75%) TDD
7 16 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 15 (18.75%) SDET
9 13 (16.25%) Microservices
10 12 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (13.75%) OO
11 11 (13.75%) OOP
12 10 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (12.50%) Performance Testing
12 10 (12.50%) Regression Testing
12 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
13 9 (11.25%) Functional Testing
13 9 (11.25%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (11.25%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) Java
2 23 (28.75%) JavaScript
3 16 (20.00%) Python
4 10 (12.50%) SQL
5 9 (11.25%) C#
6 8 (10.00%) PHP
7 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.00%) Java 8
8 4 (5.00%) Scala
9 3 (3.75%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.75%) C
9 3 (3.75%) VBScript
10 2 (2.50%) F#
10 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) ISEB
1 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (36.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Kibana
1 8 (10.00%) logstash
2 7 (8.75%) Grafana
2 7 (8.75%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.75%) Terraform
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
3 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Veracode
2 8 (10.00%) Perfecto Mobile
3 7 (8.75%) AppDynamics
3 7 (8.75%) Splunk
4 5 (6.25%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 4 (5.00%) Google
5 4 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (2.50%) Apigee
7 1 (1.25%) Apple
7 1 (1.25%) IBM