Period
to 19 February 2018

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 6 months to 19 February 2018 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 20 27
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 +38
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 130 81 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 12.09% 7.94% 5.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.37% 9.08% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 28 50
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £419 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +23.16% -1.09%
10th Percentile £323 £331 £273
90th Percentile £563 £541 £450
South East median daily rate £425 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £44.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.03% - -
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11% +28.57%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 972 892 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.42% 87.45% 87.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 527 655
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45% -1.90%
10th Percentile £256 £281 £260
90th Percentile £578 £550 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 39
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +9.38% +68.42%
10th Percentile £17.50 £33.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £63.25 £49.59 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year - -17.36% +51.25%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Sussex over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 February 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 +2 60 £500 - 3
Crawley +7 18 £413 +1.54% 5
Gatwick +16 16 £419 +721.08% 1
East Grinstead - 4 £290 - 2
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 101 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (52.31%) Linux
3 66 (50.77%) Scrum
4 57 (43.85%) Java
4 57 (43.85%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (37.69%) Git (software)
5 49 (37.69%) Configuration Management
6 42 (32.31%) Scala
7 39 (30.00%) HTTP
8 38 (29.23%) Web Development
9 37 (28.46%) Subversion
10 36 (27.69%) Selenium
11 33 (25.38%) Unix
11 33 (25.38%) CSS
12 32 (24.62%) JIRA
12 32 (24.62%) Relational Database
13 31 (23.85%) Continuous Deployment
14 30 (23.08%) REST
14 30 (23.08%) JSON
14 30 (23.08%) Software Engineering
15 29 (22.31%) HTML
16 25 (19.23%) Ruby
17 24 (18.46%) DevOps
17 24 (18.46%) HTML5
17 24 (18.46%) RESTful
18 23 (17.69%) Windows
18 23 (17.69%) Continuous Delivery
19 22 (16.92%) Mac OS X
19 22 (16.92%) Cucumber
20 21 (16.15%) Confluence

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 21 (16.15%) Confluence
2 8 (6.15%) CMS
3 7 (5.38%) nginx
3 7 (5.38%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.85%) Alfresco
4 5 (3.85%) Apache
4 5 (3.85%) JBoss
4 5 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.54%) Magnolia
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.77%) Documentum
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Maximo
1 1 (0.77%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.77%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.77%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.38%) GitHub
2 7 (5.38%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.77%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.77%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.00%) HTTP
2 7 (5.38%) SSL
2 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.31%) Wireless
4 1 (0.77%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.62%) Relational Database
2 10 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.77%) MySQL
6 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (37.69%) Git (software)
2 37 (28.46%) Subversion
3 36 (27.69%) Selenium
4 32 (24.62%) JIRA
5 22 (16.92%) Cucumber
6 19 (14.62%) Jenkins
7 17 (13.08%) JUnit
8 15 (11.54%) SoapUI
9 13 (10.00%) Bitbucket
9 13 (10.00%) SonarQube
10 12 (9.23%) Gatling
10 12 (9.23%) WebDriver
11 8 (6.15%) IntelliJ
12 7 (5.38%) Ant
12 7 (5.38%) Grunt
12 7 (5.38%) gulp
12 7 (5.38%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (5.38%) Sublime Text
13 6 (4.62%) GoogleTest
14 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (4.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Marketing
3 1 (0.77%) Banking
3 1 (0.77%) Games
3 1 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 57 (43.85%) Developer
2 27 (20.77%) Scala Developer
3 15 (11.54%) Tester
4 14 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.77%) Senior DevOps
4 14 (10.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 12 (9.23%) Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Test Analyst
6 10 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Scrum Master
9 7 (5.38%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (4.62%) QA Engineer
11 5 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
11 5 (3.85%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.38%) CSS
2 30 (23.08%) JSON
2 30 (23.08%) REST
3 29 (22.31%) HTML
4 24 (18.46%) HTML5
4 24 (18.46%) RESTful
5 19 (14.62%) Ajax
5 19 (14.62%) CSS3
6 18 (13.85%) Play Framework
7 17 (13.08%) Gherkin
8 15 (11.54%) Spring
9 13 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 13 (10.00%) Web Services
10 10 (7.69%) Django
10 10 (7.69%) Guice
10 10 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (7.69%) XML
11 8 (6.15%) J2EE
11 8 (6.15%) SOAP
11 8 (6.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.31%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.54%) User Experience
4 1 (0.77%) Equities
4 1 (0.77%) Fintech
4 1 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 68 (52.31%) Linux
2 33 (25.38%) Unix
3 23 (17.69%) Windows
4 22 (16.92%) Mac OS X
5 8 (6.15%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (77.69%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (50.77%) Scrum
3 57 (43.85%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (37.69%) Configuration Management
5 38 (29.23%) Web Development
6 31 (23.85%) Continuous Deployment
7 30 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 24 (18.46%) DevOps
9 23 (17.69%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (14.62%) Kanban
10 19 (14.62%) TDD
11 17 (13.08%) Open Source
11 17 (13.08%) SDLC
12 16 (12.31%) BDD
12 16 (12.31%) Exploratory Testing
12 16 (12.31%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (12.31%) Web Design
13 15 (11.54%) Acceptance Criteria
14 14 (10.77%) Code Coverage
14 14 (10.77%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.85%) Java
2 42 (32.31%) Scala
3 25 (19.23%) Ruby
4 21 (16.15%) Python
5 20 (15.38%) Groovy
6 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
7 16 (12.31%) C#
8 14 (10.77%) SQL
9 7 (5.38%) Haskell
9 7 (5.38%) Perl
10 6 (4.62%) C++
11 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.54%) ABAP
12 2 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Degree
2 12 (9.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.08%) ISEB
4 3 (2.31%) HNC
5 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.08%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) GAMP
3 1 (0.77%) MiFID
3 1 (0.77%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) Puppet
2 7 (5.38%) Grafana
2 7 (5.38%) Kibana
3 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (13.08%) Google
2 11 (8.46%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.85%) webMethods
5 3 (2.31%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (2.31%) HP
5 3 (2.31%) Tableau
6 2 (1.54%) Adobe
6 2 (1.54%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle
6 2 (1.54%) SAP