Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 856 905
Rank change year-on-year +26 +49 -25
Contract jobs citing Sauce Labs 47 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.27% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 11
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -10.11% +97.78%
10th Percentile £313 £344 £406
90th Percentile £500 £494 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -5.56% +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 17312 12538 7604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.77% 12.17% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12008 8614 5159
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £605 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 190 116
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.00 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% -16.55% +7.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.58% -24.18% +28.57%

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 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sauce Labs in the UK

Sauce Labs
Top 7 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 14 December 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 +6 43 £450 +12.50% 2
UK excluding London +58 34 £425 -5.56% 2
South East +16 19 £450 -10.00%
London -17 14 £448 +11.88% 2
East of England - 8 £330 -
Scotland - 4 £345 - 2
South West +6 3 £450 +38.46%

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 42 (89.36%) Appium
2 41 (87.23%) Test Automation
3 40 (85.11%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (74.47%) QA
4 35 (74.47%) Selenium
5 32 (68.09%) Cucumber
6 30 (63.83%) JIRA
7 29 (61.70%) Java
8 28 (59.57%) Jenkins
9 26 (55.32%) WebDriver
10 25 (53.19%) Mobile App
11 24 (51.06%) TDD
12 23 (48.94%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (48.94%) Apple iOS
12 23 (48.94%) Android
13 22 (46.81%) Confluence
13 22 (46.81%) REST
14 21 (44.68%) Git (software)
14 21 (44.68%) SOAP
15 20 (42.55%) Docker
16 19 (40.43%) Internet
16 19 (40.43%) Scrum
17 18 (38.30%) Web Services
17 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
17 18 (38.30%) SQL
17 18 (38.30%) Cross-Browser Testing
18 17 (36.17%) Apple Swift
18 17 (36.17%) QA Automation
18 17 (36.17%) Bitbucket
18 17 (36.17%) Windows

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 22 (46.81%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.64%) BlazeMeter
3 4 (8.51%) BrowserStack
3 4 (8.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) Skype
2 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) Redis
2 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 42 (89.36%) Appium
2 35 (74.47%) Selenium
3 32 (68.09%) Cucumber
4 30 (63.83%) JIRA
5 28 (59.57%) Jenkins
6 26 (55.32%) WebDriver
7 21 (44.68%) Git (software)
8 17 (36.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (36.17%) Bitbucket
9 9 (19.15%) HP UFT
9 9 (19.15%) LoadRunner
9 9 (19.15%) Protractor
10 5 (10.64%) Jasmine
10 5 (10.64%) JUnit
11 4 (8.51%) GitLab
11 4 (8.51%) Gradle
11 4 (8.51%) JMeter
11 4 (8.51%) Maven
11 4 (8.51%) Zephyr
12 3 (6.38%) JBehave
General
1 16 (34.04%) Banking
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 9 (19.15%) Corporate Banking
3 9 (19.15%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Automation Tester
1 21 (44.68%) Tester
2 17 (36.17%) QA Automation Tester
2 17 (36.17%) QA Tester
3 7 (14.89%) Java Automation Tester
3 7 (14.89%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) QA Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Development Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Senior QA Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) REST
2 21 (44.68%) SOAP
3 18 (38.30%) Web Services
4 9 (19.15%) Node.js
4 9 (19.15%) React Native
5 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
5 4 (8.51%) HTML
5 4 (8.51%) Spring
5 4 (8.51%) WebdriverIO
6 3 (6.38%) Chai
6 3 (6.38%) JDBC
6 3 (6.38%) PicoContainer
6 3 (6.38%) RESTful
7 2 (4.26%) .NET
7 2 (4.26%) JSP
8 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.13%) HTML5
8 1 (2.13%) J2EE
8 1 (2.13%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (53.19%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Android
1 23 (48.94%) Apple iOS
2 17 (36.17%) Mac OS X
2 17 (36.17%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (87.23%) Test Automation
2 40 (85.11%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (51.06%) TDD
4 23 (48.94%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (40.43%) Scrum
6 18 (38.30%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 17 (36.17%) BDD
7 17 (36.17%) QA Automation
8 9 (19.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement Process
9 8 (17.02%) Defect Management
9 8 (17.02%) V-Model
9 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
10 7 (14.89%) Open Source
11 5 (10.64%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (10.64%) Project Management
12 4 (8.51%) API Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Mobile Development
12 4 (8.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (61.70%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) JavaScript
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) Apple Swift
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (74.47%) QA
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.64%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (2.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Perfecto Mobile
3 5 (10.64%) CA
4 4 (8.51%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) Veracode
6 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.13%) Splunk