Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 331 352
Rank change year-on-year +68 +21 +33
Contract jobs citing API Testing 128 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 29 16
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -12.68% +26.79%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £331
90th Percentile £464 £448 £450
England median daily rate £425 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 14,228 13,820 14,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.87% 84.20% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,556 8,185 8,981
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £258 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 476 566
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Thames Valley +22 32 £350 - 2
West Sussex +29 31 £439 +41.53% 2
Berkshire +10 27 £325 +4.00%
Hampshire -2 24 £381 +0.46% 1
Surrey -23 16 £400 -8.05% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £363 +6.62% 1
East Sussex -2 4 £250 -37.50%
Kent +10 2 £400 +95.12%
API Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 95 (74.22%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (73.44%) Test Automation
3 83 (64.84%) Selenium
3 83 (64.84%) Java
4 71 (55.47%) SoapUI
5 62 (48.44%) Scrum
6 54 (42.19%) Web Services
7 51 (39.84%) BDD
8 50 (39.06%) JIRA
9 48 (37.50%) QA
9 48 (37.50%) Cucumber
10 41 (32.03%) Kanban
11 38 (29.69%) Confluence
11 38 (29.69%) SOAP
12 36 (28.13%) Performance Testing
13 33 (25.78%) Test Scripting
14 32 (25.00%) User Stories
15 29 (22.66%) SQL
16 27 (21.09%) Software Engineering
17 26 (20.31%) Oracle
17 26 (20.31%) Unit Testing
17 26 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (19.53%) SpecFlow
18 25 (19.53%) Gherkin
19 24 (18.75%) RESTful
19 24 (18.75%) Groovy
19 24 (18.75%) Git (software)
19 24 (18.75%) .NET
20 23 (17.97%) ISEB
20 23 (17.97%) Test Strategy

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 38 (29.69%) Confluence
2 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.03%) Amazon Kinesis
3 9 (7.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (7.03%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (7.03%) Serverless
4 6 (4.69%) BrowserStack
5 4 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) PuTTY
1 11 (8.59%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (7.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Big Data
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 83 (64.84%) Selenium
2 71 (55.47%) SoapUI
3 50 (39.06%) JIRA
4 48 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 25 (19.53%) SpecFlow
6 24 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 21 (16.41%) HP UFT
8 20 (15.63%) Jenkins
9 19 (14.84%) JMeter
10 17 (13.28%) Oracle APEX
11 15 (11.72%) Ant
12 14 (10.94%) Eclipse
12 14 (10.94%) TestNG
13 13 (10.16%) LoadRunner
14 10 (7.81%) Mercurial
14 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (4.69%) WebDriver
15 6 (4.69%) Zephyr
16 5 (3.91%) Toad
17 4 (3.13%) Protractor
General
1 8 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (46.09%) Analyst
1 59 (46.09%) Test Analyst
2 23 (17.97%) Automation Test Analyst
2 23 (17.97%) Tester
3 16 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 16 (12.50%) Developer
4 11 (8.59%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 11 (8.59%) Test Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) React Developer
5 8 (6.25%) Test Specialist
6 7 (5.47%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) Developer in Test
7 6 (4.69%) Java Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) QA Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Software Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) UI Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.19%) Web Services
2 38 (29.69%) SOAP
3 25 (19.53%) Gherkin
4 24 (18.75%) .NET
4 24 (18.75%) RESTful
5 18 (14.06%) REST
6 16 (12.50%) HTML
7 15 (11.72%) AngularJS
8 13 (10.16%) Node.js
9 12 (9.38%) CSS
9 12 (9.38%) HTML5
9 12 (9.38%) LESS
10 10 (7.81%) CSS3
10 10 (7.81%) Sass
11 9 (7.03%) XML
12 6 (4.69%) .NET Framework
13 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
14 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (3.13%) Swagger
15 3 (2.34%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) User Experience
2 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.56%) Life Science
4 2 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.78%) IPTV
5 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.84%) Windows
2 16 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 15 (11.72%) Linux
4 11 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (74.22%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (73.44%) Test Automation
3 62 (48.44%) Scrum
4 51 (39.84%) BDD
5 41 (32.03%) Kanban
6 36 (28.13%) Performance Testing
7 33 (25.78%) Test Scripting
8 32 (25.00%) User Stories
9 27 (21.09%) Software Engineering
10 26 (20.31%) Unit Testing
11 23 (17.97%) Defect Management
11 23 (17.97%) DevOps
11 23 (17.97%) Test Strategy
12 20 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (14.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (14.06%) Acceptance Criteria
14 18 (14.06%) Integration Testing
14 18 (14.06%) System Integration Testing
15 17 (13.28%) Security Testing
16 15 (11.72%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (64.84%) Java
2 29 (22.66%) SQL
3 24 (18.75%) Groovy
4 21 (16.41%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.41%) Scala
5 16 (12.50%) C#
5 16 (12.50%) F#
6 10 (7.81%) Python
7 6 (4.69%) VBScript
8 2 (1.56%) Ruby
8 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.78%) C++
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (17.97%) ISEB
2 19 (14.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 19 (14.84%) SC Cleared
2 19 (14.84%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 11 (8.59%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) vSphere
2 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.34%) vRealize
3 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (20.31%) Oracle
2 21 (16.41%) HP
3 20 (15.63%) webMethods
4 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
4 17 (13.28%) Software AG
5 13 (10.16%) Atlassian
6 11 (8.59%) Red Hat
6 11 (8.59%) VMware
7 5 (3.91%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Apigee
8 1 (0.78%) Huawei
8 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com