Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 36 10
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26 +35
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 123 66 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 10.43% 6.11% 10.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.47% 6.83% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 56
West Sussex median daily rate £445 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.32% +11.85% +21.43%
10th Percentile £344 £326 £284
90th Percentile £525 £530 £503
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £58.25 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.49% - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +7.14% +5.00%

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 1,072 966 1,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.92% 89.36% 90.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 589 799
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £261
90th Percentile £547 £532 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 36
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +10.47% +102.35%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.00 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.09% +3.41%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +9 79 £450 -7.83% 5
Gatwick +4 7 £358 +5.93%
Crawley +13 6 £500 +88.49% 6
East Grinstead - 1 £330 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - - 5
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 93 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (64.23%) Java
3 62 (50.41%) Selenium
4 61 (49.59%) Scala
5 59 (47.97%) Scrum
6 48 (39.02%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (37.40%) Problem-Solving
8 44 (35.77%) JIRA
8 44 (35.77%) Gherkin
9 43 (34.96%) Cucumber
10 42 (34.15%) RESTful
11 41 (33.33%) Confluence
11 41 (33.33%) Configuration Management
12 40 (32.52%) Linux
12 40 (32.52%) JSON
13 39 (31.71%) Kanban
13 39 (31.71%) Open Source
13 39 (31.71%) Jenkins
14 38 (30.89%) Groovy
14 38 (30.89%) JavaScript
15 37 (30.08%) CSS
15 37 (30.08%) SoapUI
16 36 (29.27%) QA
16 36 (29.27%) Ruby
17 33 (26.83%) HTTP
17 33 (26.83%) REST
17 33 (26.83%) DevOps
18 32 (26.02%) Windows
19 31 (25.20%) HTML
19 31 (25.20%) Continuous Improvement

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 41 (33.33%) Confluence
2 17 (13.82%) Tomcat
3 16 (13.01%) nginx
4 11 (8.94%) WebLogic
5 10 (8.13%) JBoss
6 7 (5.69%) Apache
7 5 (4.07%) CMS
8 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.63%) IIS
9 2 (1.63%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.81%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.81%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.20%) Google Analytics
2 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.13%) GitHub
4 4 (3.25%) IaaS
4 4 (3.25%) PaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.83%) HTTP
2 18 (14.63%) SSL
3 16 (13.01%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.63%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.89%) MongoDB
2 20 (16.26%) NoSQL
3 12 (9.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.44%) MySQL
6 2 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (50.41%) Selenium
2 44 (35.77%) JIRA
3 43 (34.96%) Cucumber
4 39 (31.71%) Jenkins
5 37 (30.08%) SoapUI
6 31 (25.20%) Git (software)
7 25 (20.33%) JUnit
8 21 (17.07%) Gatling
9 19 (15.45%) Subversion
10 16 (13.01%) IntelliJ
11 15 (12.20%) Ant
12 10 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (7.32%) Grunt
13 9 (7.32%) gulp
13 9 (7.32%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (7.32%) Sublime Text
14 8 (6.50%) Hudson
15 7 (5.69%) Eclipse
16 6 (4.88%) SonarQube
16 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.50%) Finance
2 1 (0.81%) Games
2 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (47.15%) Developer
2 31 (25.20%) Analyst
2 31 (25.20%) Test Analyst
3 25 (20.33%) Scala Developer
4 17 (13.82%) Java Developer
5 15 (12.20%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (8.13%) Agile Developer
7 9 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) QA Analyst
7 9 (7.32%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.07%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (35.77%) Gherkin
2 42 (34.15%) RESTful
3 40 (32.52%) JSON
4 37 (30.08%) CSS
5 33 (26.83%) REST
6 31 (25.20%) HTML
7 29 (23.58%) Play Framework
8 24 (19.51%) HTML5
8 24 (19.51%) XML
9 23 (18.70%) Spring
9 23 (18.70%) Web Services
10 20 (16.26%) SOAP
11 19 (15.45%) Node.js
12 16 (13.01%) Ajax
12 16 (13.01%) Ruby on Rails
12 16 (13.01%) Servlets
13 15 (12.20%) AngularJS
13 15 (12.20%) CSS3
14 14 (11.38%) Django
15 12 (9.76%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.07%) User Experience
4 1 (0.81%) Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.52%) Linux
2 32 (26.02%) Windows
3 23 (18.70%) Unix
4 15 (12.20%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (47.97%) Scrum
3 48 (39.02%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (37.40%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 39 (31.71%) Kanban
6 39 (31.71%) Open Source
7 33 (26.83%) DevOps
8 31 (25.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (23.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 29 (23.58%) Software Engineering
10 28 (22.76%) API Testing
11 27 (21.95%) User Stories
12 25 (20.33%) Defect Management
13 24 (19.51%) Unit Testing
14 20 (16.26%) Acceptance Criteria
14 20 (16.26%) Exploratory Testing
14 20 (16.26%) Performance Testing
15 19 (15.45%) Usability Testing
16 18 (14.63%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (64.23%) Java
2 61 (49.59%) Scala
3 38 (30.89%) Groovy
3 38 (30.89%) JavaScript
4 36 (29.27%) Ruby
5 30 (24.39%) C#
5 30 (24.39%) SQL
6 24 (19.51%) Python
7 16 (13.01%) Haskell
7 16 (13.01%) Perl
8 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.63%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) Java 8
10 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.01%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (8.13%) ISEB
2 10 (8.13%) ISTQB
2 10 (8.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (6.50%) Degree
4 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.81%) HNC
5 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (29.27%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (13.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) Puppet
2 15 (12.20%) Grafana
2 15 (12.20%) Kibana
3 8 (6.50%) Ansible
4 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (21.95%) Google
2 21 (17.07%) Atlassian
3 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.76%) Adobe
5 10 (8.13%) Oracle
6 9 (7.32%) webMethods
7 2 (1.63%) Apple
7 2 (1.63%) SAP
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) WSO2