Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 256 304
Rank change year-on-year -29 +48 +35
Contract jobs citing API Testing 46 132 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.78% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.90% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 88 39
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +2.19% -
10th Percentile £280 £304 £304
90th Percentile £488 £515 £481
England median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 10,830 14,720 14,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.27% 87.12% 84.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,416 8,855 8,574
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.12%
10th Percentile £256 £276 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 480 463
South East median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% +8.04% -2.57%
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £64.13 £51.15 £50.25
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.20 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -11.22% +9.06%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 +11 22 £375 +3.45% 4
Berkshire +12 13 £350 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +24 9 £383 +7.37% 2
Hampshire +13 7 £475 +18.75%
West Sussex -6 7 £425 -
Surrey +33 5 £438 +6.06% 1
Kent +9 3 £305 -23.75% 1
API Testing
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
2 30 (65.22%) Selenium
3 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (36.96%) Java
5 15 (32.61%) JIRA
6 14 (30.43%) Web Services
7 13 (28.26%) C#
7 13 (28.26%) QA
8 12 (26.09%) Azure
8 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
8 12 (26.09%) BDD
9 11 (23.91%) SoapUI
9 11 (23.91%) User Stories
10 10 (21.74%) DevOps
10 10 (21.74%) Gherkin
10 10 (21.74%) Finance
10 10 (21.74%) Scrum
11 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
11 9 (19.57%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
12 8 (17.39%) Kanban
12 8 (17.39%) SOAP
12 8 (17.39%) SpecFlow
12 8 (17.39%) REST Assured
13 7 (15.22%) Postman
13 7 (15.22%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
13 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
13 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 7 (15.22%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) Mule
2 2 (4.35%) Mule ESB
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Azure
2 6 (13.04%) AWS
3 2 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.35%) Serverless
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.17%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.17%) GCP
4 1 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) DVB
2 3 (6.52%) PuTTY
2 3 (6.52%) WinSCP
3 1 (2.17%) 2G
3 1 (2.17%) 3G
3 1 (2.17%) 4G
3 1 (2.17%) ATM
3 1 (2.17%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) IPsec
3 1 (2.17%) SMS
3 1 (2.17%) SSH
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
3 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (65.22%) Selenium
2 15 (32.61%) JIRA
3 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
4 11 (23.91%) SoapUI
5 8 (17.39%) REST Assured
5 8 (17.39%) SpecFlow
6 7 (15.22%) Appium
6 7 (15.22%) Postman
7 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
8 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
8 5 (10.87%) JMeter
8 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
9 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (6.52%) Ant
10 3 (6.52%) Bitbucket
10 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
10 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
10 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
10 3 (6.52%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (6.52%) TestNG
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.70%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
1 14 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Tester
3 9 (19.57%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Automation Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Test Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Developer
7 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Developer in Test
9 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce Tester
9 1 (2.17%) QA Test Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Telecoms Test Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) Web Services
2 10 (21.74%) Gherkin
3 8 (17.39%) SOAP
4 7 (15.22%) RESTful
5 5 (10.87%) .NET
5 5 (10.87%) REST
6 4 (8.70%) JSON
7 3 (6.52%) XML
8 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.35%) CSS
8 2 (4.35%) Node.js
8 2 (4.35%) Spring
8 2 (4.35%) WebdriverIO
9 1 (2.17%) .NET Core
9 1 (2.17%) Chai
9 1 (2.17%) Kafka
9 1 (2.17%) LESS
9 1 (2.17%) Nightwatchjs
9 1 (2.17%) React Native
9 1 (2.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (8.70%) IPTV
1 4 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (8.70%) STB
2 2 (4.35%) DataPower
2 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.35%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Unix
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
2 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) BDD
4 11 (23.91%) User Stories
5 10 (21.74%) DevOps
5 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Software Engineering
7 8 (17.39%) Kanban
7 8 (17.39%) Unit Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (15.22%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 6 (13.04%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) Java
2 13 (28.26%) C#
3 7 (15.22%) Groovy
3 7 (15.22%) Scala
4 6 (13.04%) Python
5 5 (10.87%) SQL
6 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.70%) Perl
6 4 (8.70%) Ruby
7 3 (6.52%) F#
8 2 (4.35%) C
9 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (10.87%) ISEB
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 3 (6.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.70%) HP
3 4 (8.70%) Huawei
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) hybris
4 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.52%) Software AG
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) webMethods
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Sitecore