The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South East / West Sussex
Rank 44 17 53
Rank change year-on-year -27 +36  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 20 55 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.88% 9.18% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 10.34% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 2
Median daily rate £512 £423 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.06% +22.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £386 £340
% change year-on-year -0.12% +13.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 450 532 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.21% 88.81% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 322 267
Median daily rate £425 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Median hourly rate £45.87 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +7.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in West Sussex

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in West Sussex

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in West Sussex

Automated 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 Automated Testing within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing -5 11 £516 +14.61%
Automated Testing
South East

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated 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 Automated Testing.

1 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (73.33%) Scala
3 32 (71.11%) Java
4 30 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (62.22%) Selenium
6 27 (60.00%) Git (software)
6 27 (60.00%) C#
7 26 (57.78%) Jenkins
8 25 (55.56%) Ruby
9 24 (53.33%) JSON
10 23 (51.11%) Open Source
11 22 (48.89%) Google
11 22 (48.89%) HTTP
12 21 (46.67%) Python
12 21 (46.67%) JIRA
13 20 (44.44%) HTML
13 20 (44.44%) CSS
13 20 (44.44%) HTML5
14 19 (42.22%) REST
14 19 (42.22%) JUnit
15 17 (37.78%) Spring
15 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
15 17 (37.78%) Play Framework
15 17 (37.78%) Confluence
16 16 (35.56%) CSS3
16 16 (35.56%) Linux
17 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
17 15 (33.33%) Ajax
18 14 (31.11%) Scrum
18 14 (31.11%) Web Design

Automated Testing
Top Related 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 17 (37.78%) Confluence
2 10 (22.22%) Apache
3 9 (20.00%) nginx
3 9 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (8.89%) JBoss
4 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) GitHub
1 9 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) HTTP
2 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
3 9 (20.00%) SSL
4 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) Relational Database
2 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (62.22%) Selenium
2 27 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 26 (57.78%) Jenkins
4 21 (46.67%) JIRA
5 19 (42.22%) JUnit
6 17 (37.78%) Cucumber
7 13 (28.89%) Subversion
7 13 (28.89%) WebDriver
8 9 (20.00%) Ant
8 9 (20.00%) Gatling
8 9 (20.00%) Grunt
8 9 (20.00%) gulp
8 9 (20.00%) IntelliJ
8 9 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (20.00%) Sublime Text
9 6 (13.33%) RSpec
10 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
10 4 (8.89%) Protractor
10 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
10 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (15.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Developer
2 23 (51.11%) Scala Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Test Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Tester
4 5 (11.11%) Java Scala Developer
4 5 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) QA Test Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Developer in Test
6 3 (6.67%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Scala Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) JSON
2 20 (44.44%) CSS
2 20 (44.44%) HTML
2 20 (44.44%) HTML5
3 19 (42.22%) REST
4 17 (37.78%) Play Framework
4 17 (37.78%) Spring
5 16 (35.56%) CSS3
6 15 (33.33%) Ajax
7 14 (31.11%) Gherkin
7 14 (31.11%) RESTful
8 13 (28.89%) Django
8 13 (28.89%) Guice
8 13 (28.89%) Ruby on Rails
9 9 (20.00%) Akka
9 9 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 9 (20.00%) jQuery
9 9 (20.00%) Node.js
9 9 (20.00%) Servlets
10 7 (15.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Linux
2 9 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 9 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (8.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (51.11%) Open Source
4 14 (31.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 14 (31.11%) Scrum
4 14 (31.11%) Web Design
5 13 (28.89%) OWASP
6 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
7 11 (24.44%) TDD
7 11 (24.44%) User Stories
8 10 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 9 (20.00%) Analytics
9 9 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 9 (20.00%) DevOps
9 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (17.78%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (15.56%) Microservices
11 7 (15.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) Scala
2 32 (71.11%) Java
3 27 (60.00%) C#
4 25 (55.56%) Ruby
5 21 (46.67%) Python
6 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 13 (28.89%) Groovy
8 9 (20.00%) Haskell
8 9 (20.00%) Perl
9 4 (8.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Grafana
1 9 (20.00%) Kibana
2 4 (8.89%) Puppet
3 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Google
2 4 (8.89%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.89%) webMethods
3 3 (6.67%) Adobe
4 2 (4.44%) HP