Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 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.

Sauce Labs
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 818 905
Rank change year-on-year -4 +87 -27
Contract jobs citing Sauce Labs 79 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.035% 0.009%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.37% 0.25% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 20 9
UK median daily rate £475 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.94% -22.35% -
10th Percentile £391 £266 £320
90th Percentile £575 £403 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £330 £425
% change year-on-year +43.94% -22.35% +3.03%
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 21,627 13,304 10,608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.76% 13.97% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,786 9,106 7,390
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +10.43%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 193 167
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.96 £11.66
90th Percentile £58.75 £59.80 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year - +10.11% -20.54%

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sauce Labs in the UK

Sauce Labs
Top 5 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 July 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
England +24 78 £475 +43.94% 8
London -2 51 £475 - 3
UK excluding London -36 27 £475 +43.94% 5
South West +23 19 £477 +15.61% 3
South East -24 8 £325 +11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Sauce Labs 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 with a requirement for Sauce Labs.

1 68 (86.08%) Test Automation
2 61 (77.22%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (68.35%) Selenium
4 49 (62.03%) Cucumber
5 47 (59.49%) Java
6 42 (53.16%) BDD
7 40 (50.63%) WebDriver
7 40 (50.63%) Jenkins
8 33 (41.77%) Scrum
9 32 (40.51%) JMeter
10 30 (37.97%) QA
11 27 (34.18%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (32.91%) Bitbucket
12 26 (32.91%) DevOps
12 26 (32.91%) BrowserStack
13 24 (30.38%) TDD
13 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
14 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
15 22 (27.85%) JIRA
16 21 (26.58%) Banking
17 20 (25.32%) Finance
18 19 (24.05%) RESTful
19 17 (21.52%) Appium
20 16 (20.25%) SDET
20 16 (20.25%) Python
21 15 (18.99%) Test Scripting
21 15 (18.99%) Docker
21 15 (18.99%) Mobile App
21 15 (18.99%) REST
22 14 (17.72%) SonarQube

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 12 (15.19%) Confluence
2 8 (10.13%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 26 (32.91%) BrowserStack
2 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.39%) GitHub
4 7 (8.86%) npm
4 7 (8.86%) NuGet
5 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (5.06%) OpenShift
7 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (3.80%) Amazon S3
7 3 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.53%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.27%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (1.27%) Google Play
9 1 (1.27%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) HTTP
1 5 (6.33%) HTTPS
2 3 (3.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.80%) Redis
4 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 54 (68.35%) Selenium
2 49 (62.03%) Cucumber
3 40 (50.63%) Jenkins
3 40 (50.63%) WebDriver
4 32 (40.51%) JMeter
5 26 (32.91%) Bitbucket
6 23 (29.11%) Git (software)
7 22 (27.85%) JIRA
8 17 (21.52%) Appium
9 14 (17.72%) SonarQube
10 12 (15.19%) Protractor
11 11 (13.92%) JUnit
11 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
12 10 (12.66%) Gradle
12 10 (12.66%) Maven
13 9 (11.39%) JBehave
14 8 (10.13%) Burp Suite
15 7 (8.86%) Eclipse
15 7 (8.86%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (7.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (26.58%) Banking
2 20 (25.32%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Advertising
4 3 (3.80%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Back Office
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Tester
2 12 (15.19%) Automation Tester
3 10 (12.66%) Test Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) QA Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Test Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Agile Tester
5 8 (10.13%) Test Automation Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Automation Test Lead
6 7 (8.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) QA Automation Tester
7 6 (7.59%) QA Tester
7 6 (7.59%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.33%) QA Leader
9 4 (5.06%) Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Developer in Test
9 4 (5.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 4 (5.06%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) RESTful
2 15 (18.99%) REST
3 14 (17.72%) Spring
4 13 (16.46%) SOAP
5 12 (15.19%) Gherkin
6 11 (13.92%) Web Services
7 10 (12.66%) Node.js
8 9 (11.39%) .NET
9 8 (10.13%) Dropwizard
9 8 (10.13%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (10.13%) Java EE
10 7 (8.86%) Nightwatchjs
11 6 (7.59%) Chai
11 6 (7.59%) jQuery
12 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
12 5 (6.33%) Ajax
12 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
12 5 (6.33%) HTML
12 5 (6.33%) JSON
12 5 (6.33%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.33%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.80%) User Experience
4 2 (2.53%) Fintech
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Android
1 11 (13.92%) Apple iOS
1 11 (13.92%) Linux
2 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.80%) Windows
3 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (86.08%) Test Automation
2 61 (77.22%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (53.16%) BDD
4 33 (41.77%) Scrum
5 27 (34.18%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (32.91%) DevOps
7 24 (30.38%) TDD
8 16 (20.25%) SDET
9 15 (18.99%) Test Scripting
10 13 (16.46%) Microservices
11 11 (13.92%) OO
11 11 (13.92%) OOP
11 11 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (12.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (12.66%) Test Strategy
13 9 (11.39%) API Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Functional Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing
13 9 (11.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (59.49%) Java
2 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
3 16 (20.25%) Python
4 10 (12.66%) SQL
5 9 (11.39%) C#
6 8 (10.13%) PHP
7 7 (8.86%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.06%) Java 8
8 4 (5.06%) Scala
9 3 (3.80%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.80%) C
9 3 (3.80%) VBScript
10 2 (2.53%) F#
10 2 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) ISEB
1 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (37.97%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Kibana
1 8 (10.13%) logstash
2 7 (8.86%) Grafana
2 7 (8.86%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.86%) Terraform
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Veracode
2 8 (10.13%) Perfecto Mobile
3 7 (8.86%) AppDynamics
3 7 (8.86%) Splunk
4 5 (6.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 4 (5.06%) Google
5 4 (5.06%) HP
6 2 (2.53%) Apigee
7 1 (1.27%) Apple
7 1 (1.27%) IBM