Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 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.

API Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 73 92
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 -
Contract jobs citing API Testing 16 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.53% 1.00% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.12% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
West Sussex median daily rate £310 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% - -
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 935 1068 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 89.39% 88.56% 86.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 595 712
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £268
90th Percentile £571 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £396
% change year-on-year +6.12% +1.14% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 35
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +27.27% +71.88%
10th Percentile £25.00 £19.58 £11.55
90th Percentile £50.78 £50.45 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £25.00 £26.30
% change year-on-year -4.50% -4.92% +50.26%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing API Testing in West Sussex over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 12 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
Worthing +1 13 £310 -11.43%
API Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing API Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for API Testing.

1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
1 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 12 (75.00%) Groovy
2 12 (75.00%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) Web Services
2 12 (75.00%) Scrum
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) QA
3 11 (68.75%) Exploratory Testing
4 10 (62.50%) JIRA
5 9 (56.25%) Kanban
5 9 (56.25%) Scala
6 8 (50.00%) RESTful
6 8 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (50.00%) Gherkin
6 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Security Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (50.00%) User Stories
6 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
7 7 (43.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (43.75%) Atlassian
7 7 (43.75%) Confluence
8 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 7 (43.75%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Selenium
1 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 10 (62.50%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (18.75%) Gatling
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
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 4 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
4 3 (18.75%) QA Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Web Tester
5 2 (12.50%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 8 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Scrum
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Exploratory Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Kanban
5 8 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (50.00%) Defect Management
5 8 (50.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Security Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Usability Testing
5 8 (50.00%) User Stories
6 7 (43.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 4 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
9 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
10 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Groovy
1 12 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) MiFID
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Atlassian