Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 68 89
Rank change year-on-year -19 +21 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 4 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.38% 1.43% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.48% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
West Sussex median daily rate £310 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.00% +29.03% -
10th Percentile £305 £344 £335
90th Percentile £413 £550 £420
South East median daily rate £375 £353 £361
% change year-on-year +6.38% -2.42% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 1010 1218 1154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.59% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 705 752
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £262 £250
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 60 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +106.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.29 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £45.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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
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 21 November 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 -12 3 £310 -38.00%
Automation Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) API Testing
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Groovy
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Scala
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria

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:

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) API Testing
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA