Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Test Analyst was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Automation Analyst
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 85 89
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 15 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.36% 0.60% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.63% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
West Sussex median daily rate £409 £250 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.50% -7.41% -16.92%
10th Percentile £400 £250 £260
90th Percentile £448 £250 £280
South East median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1,062 956 1,336
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 95.89% 97.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 577 780
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.95%
10th Percentile £300 £232 £262
90th Percentile £563 £540 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 55 53
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.47% +54.55% +71.88%
10th Percentile £14.58 £13.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +12.06% -6.34% +8.15%

Automation Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Test Analyst in West Sussex

Automation Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Test Analyst in West Sussex

Automation Test Analyst
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 Automation Test Analyst within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 17 October 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 -4 15 £409 -
Automation Test Analyst
South East

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Automation Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
3 11 (73.33%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (53.33%) SOA
5 8 (53.33%) Confluence
5 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (53.33%) JIRA
5 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
6 7 (46.67%) Selenium
7 6 (40.00%) QA
7 6 (40.00%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) User Stories
8 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (33.33%) SOAP
9 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
9 4 (26.67%) API Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 3 (20.00%) Gatling
10 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
10 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (20.00%) Usability Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (20.00%) Kanban

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
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 8 (53.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) SoapUI
2 8 (53.33%) Cucumber
2 8 (53.33%) JIRA
3 7 (46.67%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Gatling
5 1 (6.67%) JMeter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) SOA
3 8 (53.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (33.33%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) API Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Kanban
6 3 (20.00%) Open Source
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) Groovy
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Atlassian
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle