Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for API Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

API Testing
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 291 334
Rank change year-on-year +33 +43 +44
Contract jobs citing API Testing 129 71 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 0.43% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.51% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 42 15
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £301
90th Percentile £515 £450 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

API Testing 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,248 13,963 13,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.17% 84.16% 84.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,585 8,361 8,433
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 466 577
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.39% +4.55%

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing API Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in the South East

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing API Testing in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for API Testing in the South East

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing API Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for API Testing in the South East

API Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing API Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
West Sussex +9 32 £439 +17.39%
Thames Valley +25 31 £363 -12.65% 2
Berkshire - 26 £375 - 1
Surrey -9 21 £413 -5.17% 2
Hampshire -18 18 £410 +9.33% 2
Kent +9 6 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire +28 4 £363 +9.85%
East Sussex -9 3 £338 -
Oxfordshire -3 1 - - 1
API Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing 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 South East region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 97 (75.19%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (65.89%) Test Automation
3 81 (62.79%) Selenium
4 73 (56.59%) Java
5 62 (48.06%) BDD
6 60 (46.51%) JIRA
7 58 (44.96%) Scrum
7 58 (44.96%) SoapUI
7 58 (44.96%) Cucumber
8 54 (41.86%) QA
9 44 (34.11%) Confluence
10 43 (33.33%) SOAP
11 36 (27.91%) Web Services
12 33 (25.58%) Git (software)
12 33 (25.58%) Kanban
13 32 (24.81%) Test Scripting
13 32 (24.81%) JavaScript
14 29 (22.48%) User Stories
15 28 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 28 (21.71%) REST
15 28 (21.71%) SQL
16 27 (20.93%) Unit Testing
17 25 (19.38%) JMeter
18 24 (18.60%) Software Engineering
18 24 (18.60%) C#
19 23 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (17.83%) Jenkins
19 23 (17.83%) DevOps
20 22 (17.05%) Integration Testing
20 22 (17.05%) HTML

API Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 44 (34.11%) Confluence
2 3 (2.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 28 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.98%) Amazon Kinesis
3 9 (6.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (6.98%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (6.98%) Serverless
4 5 (3.88%) BrowserStack
5 3 (2.33%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.78%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) HTTP
2 4 (3.10%) PuTTY
2 4 (3.10%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.78%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 81 (62.79%) Selenium
2 60 (46.51%) JIRA
3 58 (44.96%) Cucumber
3 58 (44.96%) SoapUI
4 33 (25.58%) Git (software)
5 25 (19.38%) JMeter
6 23 (17.83%) Jenkins
7 16 (12.40%) WebDriver
8 15 (11.63%) SpecFlow
9 12 (9.30%) Mercurial
10 11 (8.53%) Protractor
11 10 (7.75%) HP UFT
12 6 (4.65%) Maven
12 6 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (3.88%) Gradle
13 5 (3.88%) gulp
13 5 (3.88%) LoadRunner
13 5 (3.88%) Toad
13 5 (3.88%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (10.85%) Finance
2 4 (3.10%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (44.19%) Analyst
1 57 (44.19%) Test Analyst
2 20 (15.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 20 (15.50%) Tester
3 19 (14.73%) Developer
4 13 (10.08%) Test Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) Automation Tester
6 10 (7.75%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 10 (7.75%) Software Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Java Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) React Developer
7 7 (5.43%) UI Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.65%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.88%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) QA Leader
10 4 (3.10%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (3.10%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (33.33%) SOAP
2 36 (27.91%) Web Services
3 28 (21.71%) REST
4 22 (17.05%) HTML
5 20 (15.50%) AngularJS
6 19 (14.73%) RESTful
7 18 (13.95%) .NET
7 18 (13.95%) CSS
7 18 (13.95%) Gherkin
7 18 (13.95%) HTML5
7 18 (13.95%) LESS
8 15 (11.63%) Node.js
9 12 (9.30%) CSS3
9 12 (9.30%) Sass
10 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET
11 8 (6.20%) .NET Framework
11 8 (6.20%) React
11 8 (6.20%) XML
12 7 (5.43%) JSON
13 6 (4.65%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) User Experience
2 7 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.55%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.78%) IPTV
6 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.98%) Windows
2 6 (4.65%) Linux
2 6 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.10%) Unix
3 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (75.19%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (65.89%) Test Automation
3 62 (48.06%) BDD
4 58 (44.96%) Scrum
5 33 (25.58%) Kanban
6 32 (24.81%) Test Scripting
7 29 (22.48%) User Stories
8 27 (20.93%) Unit Testing
9 24 (18.60%) Software Engineering
10 23 (17.83%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (17.83%) DevOps
11 22 (17.05%) Integration Testing
11 22 (17.05%) TDD
12 21 (16.28%) Performance Testing
13 17 (13.18%) Functional Testing
14 16 (12.40%) Defect Management
14 16 (12.40%) OO
15 14 (10.85%) Acceptance Criteria
15 14 (10.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (10.08%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (56.59%) Java
2 32 (24.81%) JavaScript
3 28 (21.71%) SQL
4 24 (18.60%) C#
5 18 (13.95%) Groovy
6 14 (10.85%) Scala
7 8 (6.20%) Python
8 6 (4.65%) F#
9 5 (3.88%) VBScript
10 2 (1.55%) Ruby
10 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) C
11 1 (0.78%) C++
11 1 (0.78%) Java 8
11 1 (0.78%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) PHP
11 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) ISEB
2 11 (8.53%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.10%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (41.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.10%) vSphere
2 2 (1.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) Oracle
2 14 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.53%) HP
4 10 (7.75%) Atlassian
5 9 (6.98%) webMethods
6 6 (4.65%) Software AG
7 5 (3.88%) SAP
8 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.10%) VMware
9 1 (0.78%) Huawei
9 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com