Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 75 79
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +12
Contract jobs citing API Testing 36 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.13% 1.62% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 1.78% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 1
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -11.43% -
10th Percentile £324 £305 £325
90th Percentile £488 £468 £375
South East median daily rate £409 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +2.19% +14.29% -15.15%
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 1,029 953 1,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 89.56% 90.85% 88.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 563 590
West Sussex median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £284 £259 £263
90th Percentile £574 £555 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 38
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £46.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +32.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.27 £17.50 £13.88
90th Percentile £52.93 £51.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £23.14 £24.50
% change year-on-year +8.30% -5.55% -4.05%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 25 £425 +37.10% 1
East Grinstead - 2 £369 -
Gatwick - 1 £505 -
Crawley - 1 £488 -
API Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (91.67%) Selenium
3 32 (88.89%) Test Automation
4 29 (80.56%) Java
5 27 (75.00%) JIRA
6 26 (72.22%) Confluence
6 26 (72.22%) SoapUI
7 25 (69.44%) Cucumber
7 25 (69.44%) Scrum
8 24 (66.67%) BDD
8 24 (66.67%) QA
9 21 (58.33%) Integration Testing
9 21 (58.33%) SOAP
10 20 (55.56%) JMeter
11 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (27.78%) Gherkin
12 10 (27.78%) User Stories
12 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
13 9 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (22.22%) ISEB
14 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
15 7 (19.44%) Web Services
15 7 (19.44%) SQL
15 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
15 7 (19.44%) RESTful
15 7 (19.44%) Scala
15 7 (19.44%) Kanban
15 7 (19.44%) Groovy
15 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering

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 26 (72.22%) Confluence
2 3 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 33 (91.67%) Selenium
2 27 (75.00%) JIRA
3 26 (72.22%) SoapUI
4 25 (69.44%) Cucumber
5 20 (55.56%) JMeter
6 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.33%) Toad
6 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Analyst
1 24 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.56%) Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (58.33%) SOAP
2 10 (27.78%) Gherkin
3 7 (19.44%) RESTful
3 7 (19.44%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) .NET Core
4 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.33%) Angular 2
4 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (8.33%) CSS
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
4 3 (8.33%) HTML5
4 3 (8.33%) JSON
4 3 (8.33%) LESS
4 3 (8.33%) REST
4 3 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Unix
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (88.89%) Test Automation
3 25 (69.44%) Scrum
4 24 (66.67%) BDD
5 21 (58.33%) Integration Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
6 10 (27.78%) User Stories
7 9 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (19.44%) Defect Management
8 7 (19.44%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Kanban
8 7 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (19.44%) Security Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
10 4 (11.11%) TDD
11 3 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) Groovy
2 7 (19.44%) Scala
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) ISEB
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 8 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) webMethods
4 2 (5.56%) SAP