Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 25 February 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 77 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 - -
Contract jobs citing API Testing 16 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.48% 0.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West Sussex median daily rate £488 - -
South East median daily rate £425 £338 £420
% change year-on-year +25.93% -19.64% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 978 892 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.39% 87.19% 87.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 522 651
West Sussex median daily rate £439 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.42% +10.00% -4.46%
10th Percentile £256 £288 £260
90th Percentile £588 £550 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 23 39
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.75 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.43% +27.27% +52.78%
10th Percentile £17.50 £30.70 £13.80
90th Percentile £64.75 £49.17 £39.50
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%

API Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing API Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for API Testing in West Sussex

API Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing API Testing in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for API Testing in West Sussex

API Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Worthing -1 13 £488 -
API Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
1 14 (87.50%) Scrum
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
1 14 (87.50%) Groovy
1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
1 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 13 (81.25%) QA
2 13 (81.25%) Exploratory Testing
3 12 (75.00%) JIRA
4 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (68.75%) Kanban
4 11 (68.75%) Scala
5 10 (62.50%) RESTful
5 10 (62.50%) Usability Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Security Testing
5 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
5 10 (62.50%) User Stories
5 10 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (62.50%) Gherkin
5 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
5 10 (62.50%) Acceptance Criteria
5 10 (62.50%) Defect Management
6 9 (56.25%) Atlassian
6 9 (56.25%) Confluence
6 9 (56.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (43.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (18.75%) BDD

API Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 9 (56.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
1 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 12 (75.00%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) Gatling
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Tester
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) QA Tester
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Developer in Test
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
2 10 (62.50%) Gherkin
2 10 (62.50%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Scrum
1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 13 (81.25%) Exploratory Testing
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Kanban
4 10 (62.50%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (62.50%) Defect Management
4 10 (62.50%) Performance Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Security Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Usability Testing
4 10 (62.50%) User Stories
5 9 (56.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (6.25%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Groovy
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 11 (68.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (81.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) MiFID
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Atlassian