Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 268 297 325
Rank change year-on-year +29 +28 +52
Contract jobs citing API Testing 112 76 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.46% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.55% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 37 16
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +16.36% -16.67%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £234
90th Percentile £536 £480 £413
England median daily rate £425 £425 £393
% change year-on-year - +8.28% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £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 13,917 13,852 12,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.95% 84.48% 83.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,344 8,325 7,560
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £578 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 422 534
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.01 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +6.71% -24.29%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.49
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
West Sussex +2 30 £429 +7.52% 1
Thames Valley +34 28 £375 -11.76% 4
Surrey -2 22 £413 -5.17% 5
Berkshire +18 19 £525 +425.00% 1
Hampshire -40 9 £420 +10.16% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 7 £356 +7.95% 3
Kent +18 6 £400 -23.81%
Oxfordshire +18 2 - -
East Sussex -9 1 £425 +6.25%
API Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 83 (74.11%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (61.61%) Test Automation
3 67 (59.82%) Selenium
4 57 (50.89%) BDD
5 56 (50.00%) JIRA
6 55 (49.11%) Java
6 55 (49.11%) Cucumber
7 53 (47.32%) QA
8 52 (46.43%) Scrum
9 45 (40.18%) SoapUI
10 42 (37.50%) Confluence
11 39 (34.82%) SOAP
12 30 (26.79%) JMeter
12 30 (26.79%) Test Scripting
12 30 (26.79%) Kanban
12 30 (26.79%) Git (software)
13 29 (25.89%) REST
14 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
15 27 (24.11%) Integration Testing
16 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (22.32%) TDD
18 24 (21.43%) SQL
18 24 (21.43%) Web Services
19 22 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (18.75%) DevOps
21 20 (17.86%) AngularJS
21 20 (17.86%) User Stories
22 19 (16.96%) Jenkins
22 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
22 19 (16.96%) 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 42 (37.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.93%) Amazon Kinesis
3 10 (8.93%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (8.93%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (8.93%) Serverless
4 3 (2.68%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.89%) Apigee
5 1 (0.89%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 67 (59.82%) Selenium
2 56 (50.00%) JIRA
3 55 (49.11%) Cucumber
4 45 (40.18%) SoapUI
5 30 (26.79%) Git (software)
5 30 (26.79%) JMeter
6 19 (16.96%) Jenkins
7 17 (15.18%) WebDriver
8 12 (10.71%) Mercurial
8 12 (10.71%) Protractor
9 7 (6.25%) SpecFlow
10 6 (5.36%) Gradle
10 6 (5.36%) gulp
10 6 (5.36%) Maven
11 5 (4.46%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.46%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (2.68%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.79%) Travis CI
13 2 (1.79%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (16.07%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (0.89%) Advertising
3 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (35.71%) Analyst
1 40 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 19 (16.96%) Developer
3 17 (15.18%) Tester
4 11 (9.82%) Automation Test Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Test Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Automation Tester
6 8 (7.14%) React Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 6 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.36%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.46%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) QA Leader
9 5 (4.46%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.82%) SOAP
2 29 (25.89%) REST
3 24 (21.43%) Web Services
4 20 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 19 (16.96%) HTML
6 18 (16.07%) CSS
6 18 (16.07%) Gherkin
6 18 (16.07%) HTML5
6 18 (16.07%) LESS
7 16 (14.29%) Node.js
8 13 (11.61%) RESTful
9 12 (10.71%) .NET
9 12 (10.71%) CSS3
9 12 (10.71%) Sass
10 10 (8.93%) React
11 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
12 8 (7.14%) .NET Framework
12 8 (7.14%) JSON
13 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) User Experience
2 8 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.79%) Unix
2 1 (0.89%) Linux
2 1 (0.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (74.11%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (61.61%) Test Automation
3 57 (50.89%) BDD
4 52 (46.43%) Scrum
5 30 (26.79%) Kanban
5 30 (26.79%) Test Scripting
6 27 (24.11%) Integration Testing
7 25 (22.32%) TDD
8 22 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (18.75%) DevOps
10 20 (17.86%) User Stories
11 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
12 17 (15.18%) Functional Testing
13 16 (14.29%) OO
14 15 (13.39%) Software Engineering
15 13 (11.61%) Pair Programming
16 12 (10.71%) Acceptance Criteria
16 12 (10.71%) Cross-Browser Development
16 12 (10.71%) Functional Programming
16 12 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (49.11%) Java
2 28 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 24 (21.43%) SQL
4 18 (16.07%) C#
5 13 (11.61%) Groovy
6 11 (9.82%) Scala
7 4 (3.57%) Python
8 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.79%) VBScript
9 1 (0.89%) Java 8
9 1 (0.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) ISTQB
2 11 (9.82%) ISEB
3 10 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (47.32%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 8 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (2.68%) HP
2 3 (2.68%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com