The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
West Sussex / Gatwick
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 1.82% 6.49% 6.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 6.76% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £338 £410 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.68% +22.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gatwick with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gatwick
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 53 74 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gatwick 96.36% 96.10% 92.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 56 39
Median daily rate £383 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +9.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Median hourly rate £57.00 £51.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +3.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gatwick citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Gatwick

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Gatwick.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Gatwick

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Gatwick.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gatwick region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) OLAP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gatwick 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP
1 1 (50.00%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft