The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 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.

Automation Testing
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 66 56
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.55% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation 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 458 545 424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.24% 88.91% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 330 262
Median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
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 14 16
Median hourly rate £45.87 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +11.11%  
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 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in West Sussex

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) TDD
3 9 (69.23%) Automated Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Java
4 7 (53.85%) QA
4 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
5 6 (46.15%) Scala
5 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
5 6 (46.15%) Games
5 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
5 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
5 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
5 6 (46.15%) User Stories
5 6 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (38.46%) RSpec
6 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
6 5 (38.46%) JUnit
6 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
6 5 (38.46%) WCAG
6 5 (38.46%) JSON
7 4 (30.77%) Scrum
8 3 (23.08%) RAD
8 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 3 (23.08%) SDLC
9 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (15.38%) HP

Automation 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:

Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) JUnit
3 5 (38.46%) RSpec
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (46.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium Tester
1 6 (46.15%) Test Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Automation Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Automation Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
2 5 (38.46%) QA Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) QA Test Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Quality Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) QA Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Automated Testing
2 9 (69.23%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 6 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 6 (46.15%) User Stories
5 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) RAD
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 3 (23.08%) SDLC
7 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.69%) BDD
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP