The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Automated Testing
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 9 38
Rank change year-on-year -22 +29  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 26 78 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 5.41% 10.60% 4.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 11.91% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 16
Median daily rate £488 £425 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.88% +24.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation 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 418 655 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 86.90% 88.99% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 407 305
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £51.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +14.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Sussex over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 -7 18 £500 +13.37% 4
Gatwick -2 1 £338 -17.68% 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 52 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (80.36%) Git (software)
4 39 (69.64%) Scala
5 38 (67.86%) HTTP
6 37 (66.07%) Open Source
7 36 (64.29%) REST
7 36 (64.29%) HTML
7 36 (64.29%) CSS
8 35 (62.50%) Ruby
8 35 (62.50%) Google
9 34 (60.71%) JSON
10 32 (57.14%) C#
10 32 (57.14%) HTML5
11 31 (55.36%) Play Framework
11 31 (55.36%) JIRA
12 30 (53.57%) Spring
12 30 (53.57%) Linux
13 29 (51.79%) Jenkins
14 28 (50.00%) Subversion
15 27 (48.21%) Python
15 27 (48.21%) Java
15 27 (48.21%) Web Design
15 27 (48.21%) Relational Database
15 27 (48.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 25 (44.64%) CSS3
16 25 (44.64%) Configuration Management
16 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
16 25 (44.64%) Ajax
17 23 (41.07%) Ruby on Rails

Test Automation
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 23 (41.07%) Confluence
2 16 (28.57%) Apache
3 12 (21.43%) nginx
3 12 (21.43%) Tomcat
4 7 (12.50%) JBoss
4 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.79%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.79%) Mule
5 1 (1.79%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) GitHub
1 12 (21.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (67.86%) HTTP
2 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
3 12 (21.43%) SSL
4 4 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (48.21%) Relational Database
2 13 (23.21%) MongoDB
2 13 (23.21%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (80.36%) Git (software)
2 31 (55.36%) JIRA
3 29 (51.79%) Jenkins
4 28 (50.00%) Subversion
5 21 (37.50%) JUnit
6 20 (35.71%) Selenium
7 12 (21.43%) Ant
7 12 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 12 (21.43%) Gatling
7 12 (21.43%) Grunt
7 12 (21.43%) gulp
7 12 (21.43%) IntelliJ
7 12 (21.43%) Karma Test Runner
7 12 (21.43%) Sublime Text
8 8 (14.29%) Protractor
8 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow
9 7 (12.50%) Eclipse
9 7 (12.50%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.79%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.36%) Marketing
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (91.07%) Developer
2 39 (69.64%) Scala Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Developer in Test
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Senior Scala Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Java Scala Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Digital Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Scala Software Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (1.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (1.79%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (64.29%) CSS
1 36 (64.29%) HTML
1 36 (64.29%) REST
2 34 (60.71%) JSON
3 32 (57.14%) HTML5
4 31 (55.36%) Play Framework
5 30 (53.57%) Spring
6 25 (44.64%) Ajax
6 25 (44.64%) CSS3
7 23 (41.07%) Django
7 23 (41.07%) Guice
7 23 (41.07%) Ruby on Rails
8 18 (32.14%) Akka
9 16 (28.57%) AngularJS
9 16 (28.57%) RESTful
10 14 (25.00%) Spring MVC
11 13 (23.21%) Node.js
12 12 (21.43%) Gherkin
12 12 (21.43%) jQuery
12 12 (21.43%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (53.57%) Linux
2 15 (26.79%) Windows
3 12 (21.43%) Ubuntu
4 10 (17.86%) Unix
5 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (85.71%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (66.07%) Open Source
4 27 (48.21%) Responsive Web Design
4 27 (48.21%) Web Design
5 25 (44.64%) Configuration Management
6 23 (41.07%) OWASP
7 17 (30.36%) Web Development
8 16 (28.57%) DevOps
9 15 (26.79%) MVC
10 12 (21.43%) Analytics
10 12 (21.43%) Scrum
11 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
12 8 (14.29%) BDD
12 8 (14.29%) Microservices
13 7 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
13 7 (12.50%) Validation
14 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (8.93%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (69.64%) Scala
2 35 (62.50%) Ruby
3 32 (57.14%) C#
4 27 (48.21%) Java
4 27 (48.21%) Python
5 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
6 12 (21.43%) Groovy
6 12 (21.43%) Haskell
6 12 (21.43%) Perl
7 8 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (3.57%) C
8 2 (3.57%) C++
8 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) HNC
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
2 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (21.43%) Grafana
1 12 (21.43%) Kibana
2 8 (14.29%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Google
2 7 (12.50%) Adobe
2 7 (12.50%) webMethods
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix