Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Automation Tester
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 90 74
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 10 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.90% 0.29% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.30% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
West Sussex median daily rate £300 £310 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -38.00% +29.03%
10th Percentile £284 £305 £344
90th Percentile £514 £413 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.38% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Sussex median hourly rate - - £42.50
South East median hourly rate - - £40.94

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 1,074 1,006 1,238
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.27% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 595 715
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £261
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 64 60
West Sussex median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +32.35% +106.06%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £52.38 £50.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% -7.69% +8.33%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in West Sussex

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in West Sussex

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in West Sussex over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in West Sussex

Automation Tester
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 Tester within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Crawley - 5 £300 -
Worthing -11 4 £441 +42.34%
Automation Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, Automation Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (40.00%) Confluence
5 4 (40.00%) BrowserStack
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (40.00%) C#
5 4 (40.00%) Java
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) API Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
7 2 (20.00%) User Stories

Automation Tester 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 4 (40.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) BrowserStack
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) Gatling
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) API Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian