Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 24 20
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 6.58% 3.16% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.63% 3.42% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Gatwick median daily rate £365 £295 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.73% -18.62% -
10th Percentile £312 £267 £312
90th Percentile £496 £300 £540
West Sussex median daily rate £448 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +11.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Gatwick median hourly rate £49.50 - -
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gatwick
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 131 146 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gatwick 86.18% 92.41% 88.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 101 103
Gatwick median daily rate £390 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -11.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £260 £293 £255
90th Percentile £508 £506 £569
West Sussex median daily rate £418 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.56% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 4
Gatwick median hourly rate £49.50 £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.12% -14.00% +212.50%
West Sussex median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +32.14% +17.65% +85.94%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gatwick

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gatwick.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Gatwick over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 November 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 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 6 (60.00%) Code Coverage
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) QMS
3 6 (60.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (60.00%) Quality Management
3 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) SDLC
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (50.00%) SonarQube
4 5 (50.00%) Bitbucket
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Python
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (10.00%) InfluxDB
1 1 (10.00%) Redis
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 5 (50.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (10.00%) CircleCI
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) git-flow
2 1 (10.00%) Grunt
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Senior DevOps
1 6 (60.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (10.00%) Ext JS
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Code Coverage
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 6 (60.00%) QMS
2 6 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 6 (60.00%) SDLC
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) Go
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Grafana
1 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (10.00%) Kibana
1 1 (10.00%) logstash
1 1 (10.00%) Marathon
1 1 (10.00%) Mesos
1 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft