Period
to 21 July 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 21 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.

API Testing
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 304 378
Rank change year-on-year +33 +74 +7
Contract jobs citing API Testing 107 58 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.36% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.43% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 13
South East median daily rate £361 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.15% -27.78% +28.57%
England median daily rate £413 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 14,604 13,518 15,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.48% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,677 7,874 9,468
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 519 561
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -17.08% +11.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.30 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 21 July 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 21 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
Hampshire +19 36 £363 +11.54%
West Sussex +28 27 £445 +19.16%
Thames Valley -9 24 £325 -11.86% 6
Berkshire +6 21 £325 -7.14% 3
Surrey -32 5 £400 -8.05% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £325 +8.33%
East Sussex - 3 £235 - 1
API Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 88 (82.24%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (78.50%) Test Automation
3 77 (71.96%) Selenium
4 75 (70.09%) Java
5 67 (62.62%) Web Services
6 66 (61.68%) SoapUI
7 64 (59.81%) Scrum
8 47 (43.93%) Performance Testing
8 47 (43.93%) Kanban
9 37 (34.58%) JIRA
9 37 (34.58%) QA
9 37 (34.58%) BDD
10 35 (32.71%) SpecFlow
11 34 (31.78%) User Stories
11 34 (31.78%) HP
11 34 (31.78%) Oracle
12 33 (30.84%) .NET
12 33 (30.84%) HP UFT
12 33 (30.84%) webMethods
13 32 (29.91%) Windows
13 32 (29.91%) DevOps
13 32 (29.91%) Cucumber
14 30 (28.04%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (28.04%) SQL Server 2016
14 30 (28.04%) SQL Server
14 30 (28.04%) Software AG
14 30 (28.04%) Oracle APEX
14 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
15 29 (27.10%) F#
15 29 (27.10%) Linux

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 28 (26.17%) Confluence
2 3 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 29 (27.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.54%) Amazon Kinesis
3 7 (6.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (6.54%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (6.54%) Serverless
4 3 (2.80%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.80%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.43%) PuTTY
1 24 (22.43%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.93%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.04%) SQL Server
1 30 (28.04%) SQL Server 2012
1 30 (28.04%) SQL Server 2016
2 25 (23.36%) Oracle Database
2 25 (23.36%) Oracle Database 10g
2 25 (23.36%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (6.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 77 (71.96%) Selenium
2 66 (61.68%) SoapUI
3 37 (34.58%) JIRA
4 35 (32.71%) SpecFlow
5 33 (30.84%) HP UFT
6 32 (29.91%) Cucumber
7 30 (28.04%) Oracle APEX
8 28 (26.17%) Ant
9 27 (25.23%) Eclipse
9 27 (25.23%) TestNG
10 21 (19.63%) LoadRunner
11 18 (16.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (13.08%) Jenkins
13 13 (12.15%) Git (software)
14 8 (7.48%) Mercurial
15 5 (4.67%) JMeter
15 5 (4.67%) Toad
16 4 (3.74%) WebDriver
16 4 (3.74%) Zephyr
17 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (2.80%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (43.93%) Analyst
1 47 (43.93%) Test Analyst
2 23 (21.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 20 (18.69%) Tester
4 14 (13.08%) Developer
5 13 (12.15%) Automation Tester
5 13 (12.15%) Test Engineer
6 11 (10.28%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) QA Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) React Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Developer in Test
9 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) Test Specialist
10 5 (4.67%) Java Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (62.62%) Web Services
2 33 (30.84%) .NET
3 25 (23.36%) Gherkin
4 24 (22.43%) RESTful
5 15 (14.02%) REST
6 14 (13.08%) SOAP
7 12 (11.21%) HTML
8 9 (8.41%) CSS
9 8 (7.48%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.48%) CSS3
9 8 (7.48%) HTML5
9 8 (7.48%) LESS
9 8 (7.48%) Sass
10 7 (6.54%) Node.js
10 7 (6.54%) XML
11 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (1.87%) J2EE
13 1 (0.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) User Experience
2 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.87%) Life Science
4 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.93%) IPTV
4 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.91%) Windows
2 29 (27.10%) Linux
2 29 (27.10%) Windows Server
3 24 (22.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (82.24%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (78.50%) Test Automation
3 64 (59.81%) Scrum
4 47 (43.93%) Kanban
4 47 (43.93%) Performance Testing
5 37 (34.58%) BDD
6 34 (31.78%) User Stories
7 32 (29.91%) DevOps
8 30 (28.04%) Software Engineering
9 28 (26.17%) System Integration Testing
9 28 (26.17%) Test Strategy
10 27 (25.23%) Unit Testing
11 26 (24.30%) Defect Management
12 24 (22.43%) Test Scripting
13 23 (21.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (18.69%) Security Testing
15 19 (17.76%) Exploratory Testing
15 19 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (17.76%) Usability Testing
16 17 (15.89%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 75 (70.09%) Java
2 29 (27.10%) F#
3 24 (22.43%) Groovy
4 23 (21.50%) Scala
5 20 (18.69%) SQL
6 14 (13.08%) C#
6 14 (13.08%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.41%) Python
8 4 (3.74%) VBScript
9 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) Perl
10 1 (0.93%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (26.17%) ISEB
2 26 (24.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 26 (24.30%) SC Cleared
2 26 (24.30%) Security Cleared
3 23 (21.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (6.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (4.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (34.58%) QA
System Software
1 24 (22.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (22.43%) HP ALM
2 6 (5.61%) vRealize
3 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (31.78%) HP
1 34 (31.78%) Oracle
2 33 (30.84%) webMethods
3 30 (28.04%) Software AG
4 28 (26.17%) Microsoft
5 24 (22.43%) Red Hat
5 24 (22.43%) VMware
6 17 (15.89%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.87%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) Huawei