Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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.

API Testing
England > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 328 382
Rank change year-on-year +22 +54 -
Contract jobs citing API Testing 73 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.21% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.26% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 6
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% -
10th Percentile £304 £285 £270
90th Percentile £481 £443 £438
England median daily rate £420 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +3.23%
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 14015 13268 15559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.89% 82.51% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8455 7961 9376
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £574 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 532 624
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.25 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.87% -7.34% +55.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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
Thames Valley -13 20 £425 +21.43% 1
Hampshire +26 17 £375 - 1
West Sussex +3 17 £310 -11.43%
Oxfordshire +4 14 £425 +21.43% 1
Surrey -10 10 £435 +24.29%
Buckinghamshire -29 5 £330 +13.79%
Kent - 3 £525 -
East Sussex +6 2 £338 +18.42%
Berkshire -2 1 - -
API Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing 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 South East region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 59 (80.82%) Test Automation
2 47 (64.38%) SoapUI
3 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (63.01%) Java
4 45 (61.64%) Selenium
5 43 (58.90%) Web Services
6 38 (52.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (46.58%) Scrum
8 30 (41.10%) QA
9 27 (36.99%) .NET
10 25 (34.25%) JIRA
10 25 (34.25%) Kanban
11 23 (31.51%) Performance Testing
12 22 (30.14%) Oracle
12 22 (30.14%) SpecFlow
13 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
13 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (27.40%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (27.40%) Confluence
15 19 (26.03%) Defect Tracking
15 19 (26.03%) SQL
16 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (24.66%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (23.29%) SOAP
18 16 (21.92%) C#
18 16 (21.92%) Groovy
18 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
19 15 (20.55%) System Integration Testing
19 15 (20.55%) Windows
19 15 (20.55%) HP

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 20 (27.40%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (52.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.74%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) PuTTY
1 14 (19.18%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
3 1 (1.37%) DSL
3 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.81%) Oracle Database
2 13 (17.81%) Oracle Database 10g
2 13 (17.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (17.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.74%) Big Data
5 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (64.38%) SoapUI
2 45 (61.64%) Selenium
3 25 (34.25%) JIRA
4 22 (30.14%) SpecFlow
5 18 (24.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
7 14 (19.18%) Ant
7 14 (19.18%) Eclipse
7 14 (19.18%) HP UFT
7 14 (19.18%) Oracle APEX
7 14 (19.18%) TestNG
8 13 (17.81%) Cucumber
8 13 (17.81%) LoadRunner
8 13 (17.81%) Maven
9 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
9 11 (15.07%) JUnit
10 10 (13.70%) Talend Open Studio
11 9 (12.33%) NUnit
12 8 (10.96%) Moq
12 8 (10.96%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
2 5 (6.85%) Publishing
3 4 (5.48%) Advertising
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Tester
2 19 (26.03%) Developer
3 17 (23.29%) Analyst
4 15 (20.55%) Test Analyst
5 12 (16.44%) QA Tester
6 10 (13.70%) Automation Tester
7 9 (12.33%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
8 8 (10.96%) C# Developer
8 8 (10.96%) Developer in Test
9 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
9 7 (9.59%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (9.59%) Technical Test Analyst
9 7 (9.59%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (8.22%) QA Engineer
11 5 (6.85%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (6.85%) Agile Tester
11 5 (6.85%) Integration Developer
12 4 (5.48%) Azure Developer
12 4 (5.48%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (58.90%) Web Services
2 27 (36.99%) .NET
3 17 (23.29%) SOAP
4 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (15.07%) RESTful
5 9 (12.33%) Gherkin
6 8 (10.96%) WCF
7 7 (9.59%) REST
8 4 (5.48%) XML
9 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.74%) Node.js
10 2 (2.74%) React
11 1 (1.37%) .NET Core
11 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.37%) CSS3
11 1 (1.37%) Enzyme
11 1 (1.37%) HTML5
11 1 (1.37%) Redux
11 1 (1.37%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.74%) Android
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (80.82%) Test Automation
2 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (46.58%) Scrum
4 25 (34.25%) Kanban
5 23 (31.51%) Performance Testing
6 21 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (26.03%) Defect Tracking
8 15 (20.55%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (16.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (16.44%) DevOps
9 12 (16.44%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (15.07%) BDD
10 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Security Testing
10 11 (15.07%) User Stories
11 10 (13.70%) Test Planning
11 10 (13.70%) Test Strategy
11 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Defect Management
12 9 (12.33%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) Java
2 19 (26.03%) SQL
3 16 (21.92%) C#
3 16 (21.92%) Groovy
4 14 (19.18%) F#
5 10 (13.70%) Scala
6 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.74%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.37%) ES6
8 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.37%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) ISEB
2 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
2 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.59%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (8.22%) Degree
5 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (41.10%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (17.81%) vSphere
2 4 (5.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Oracle
2 20 (27.40%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (20.55%) HP
4 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
5 13 (17.81%) Red Hat
5 13 (17.81%) Software AG
5 13 (17.81%) VMware
5 13 (17.81%) webMethods
6 10 (13.70%) Talend
7 8 (10.96%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.37%) Xamarin