Period
to 20 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sauce Labs skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sauce Labs over the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Sauce Labs
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 872 891
Rank change year-on-year +26 +19 -29
Contract jobs citing Sauce Labs 32 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.21% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 12
UK median daily rate £395 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% -2.30% +33.85%
10th Percentile £267 £375 £406
90th Percentile £452 £494 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -13.89% +9.09% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sauce Labs is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 15377 12001 7290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.48% 11.29% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10600 8273 4869
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £269 £273 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 186 112
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.10% +23.61%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.91% -25.83% +31.43%

Sauce Labs
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sauce Labs as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sauce Labs in the UK

Sauce Labs
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sauce Labs.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sauce Labs in the UK

Sauce Labs
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sauce Labs over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sauce Labs in the UK

Sauce Labs
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sauce Labs within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England +54 27 £401 -5.59% 3
UK excluding London +69 25 £388 -13.89%
South East +28 12 £425 -15.00%
London +10 8 £419 +4.69% 3
Scotland - 5 £345 -
East of England - 5 £330 -
North of England +66 2 £331 -26.39%
North East - 2 £331 -
South West +16 1 £413 +26.92%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sauce Labs also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Sauce Labs.

1 28 (87.50%) Selenium
1 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
1 28 (87.50%) Appium
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (71.88%) Java
3 23 (71.88%) JIRA
4 21 (65.63%) Cucumber
4 21 (65.63%) Jenkins
5 18 (56.25%) QA
6 17 (53.13%) Confluence
6 17 (53.13%) SOAP
6 17 (53.13%) TDD
7 16 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 16 (50.00%) Android
7 16 (50.00%) Mobile App
7 16 (50.00%) Apple iOS
8 15 (46.88%) REST
8 15 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (46.88%) Git (software)
9 14 (43.75%) Internet
9 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
10 13 (40.63%) SQL
10 13 (40.63%) Web Services
10 13 (40.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (40.63%) BDD
10 13 (40.63%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 12 (37.50%) Apple Swift
11 12 (37.50%) Docker
11 12 (37.50%) Redis
11 12 (37.50%) Bitbucket

Sauce Labs
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 17 (53.13%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) BlazeMeter
3 4 (12.50%) GitHub
4 2 (6.25%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Skype
2 1 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Redis
2 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (87.50%) Appium
1 28 (87.50%) Selenium
2 23 (71.88%) JIRA
3 21 (65.63%) Cucumber
3 21 (65.63%) Jenkins
4 16 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 15 (46.88%) Git (software)
6 13 (40.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (37.50%) Bitbucket
8 8 (25.00%) Protractor
9 5 (15.63%) Jasmine
9 5 (15.63%) LoadRunner
10 4 (12.50%) GitLab
10 4 (12.50%) HP UFT
10 4 (12.50%) Zephyr
11 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
11 2 (6.25%) JUnit
12 1 (3.13%) jMock
12 1 (3.13%) Maven
12 1 (3.13%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Corporate Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Automation Tester
1 15 (46.88%) Tester
2 12 (37.50%) QA Automation Tester
2 12 (37.50%) QA Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Developer in Test
5 3 (9.38%) Development Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Development Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Scrum Master
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) SOAP
2 15 (46.88%) REST
3 13 (40.63%) Web Services
4 6 (18.75%) Node.js
5 4 (12.50%) Gherkin
5 4 (12.50%) HTML
5 4 (12.50%) React Native
6 2 (6.25%) JSP
7 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.13%) HTML5
7 1 (3.13%) J2EE
7 1 (3.13%) jQuery
7 1 (3.13%) Kafka
7 1 (3.13%) Spring
7 1 (3.13%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Android
1 16 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 12 (37.50%) Mac OS X
2 12 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 27 (84.38%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) TDD
4 15 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (40.63%) BDD
5 13 (40.63%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 11 (34.38%) Scrum
7 9 (28.13%) QA Automation
8 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (15.63%) Open Source
10 4 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (12.50%) API Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement Process
10 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
10 4 (12.50%) Mobile Development
10 4 (12.50%) SDET
10 4 (12.50%) Test Management
10 4 (12.50%) V-Model
10 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) Java
2 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 13 (40.63%) SQL
4 12 (37.50%) Apple Swift
5 3 (9.38%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (56.25%) QA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) CA Service Virtualization
2 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) CA
2 4 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 4 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Splunk