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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
South East / West Sussex
Rank 60 63 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.78% 0.50% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £385 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 450 532 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.21% 88.81% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 322 267
Median daily rate £425 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £274
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 15 18
Median hourly rate £45.87 £38.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% +7.63%  
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 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +19 4 - - 1
Test Automation
South East

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Selenium
3 12 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 12 (50.00%) User Stories
4 11 (45.83%) Scrum
5 9 (37.50%) Java
5 9 (37.50%) TDD
5 9 (37.50%) QA
5 9 (37.50%) Scala
5 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
6 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (33.33%) Security Testing
7 7 (29.17%) WCAG
7 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (25.00%) BDD
8 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (25.00%) JSON
8 6 (25.00%) Kanban
9 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
9 5 (20.83%) Web Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
9 5 (20.83%) Games
9 5 (20.83%) HP
9 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 5 (20.83%) JUnit

Test Automation
Top Related 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 4 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 8 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.83%) JUnit
4 5 (20.83%) RSpec
5 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.67%) JIRA
5 4 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 3 (12.50%) Protractor
6 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 2 (8.33%) Burp Suite
7 2 (8.33%) JMeter
8 1 (4.17%) Appium
8 1 (4.17%) Calabash
8 1 (4.17%) Capybara
8 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (20.83%) Games
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Developer in Test
3 5 (20.83%) QA Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) QA Test Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Quality Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Coach
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) JSON
2 5 (20.83%) Gherkin
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 4 (16.67%) REST
3 4 (16.67%) RESTful
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.17%) React
5 1 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) XSD
5 1 (4.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 12 (50.00%) User Stories
3 11 (45.83%) Scrum
4 9 (37.50%) TDD
5 8 (33.33%) Security Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Automation Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (25.00%) BDD
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (25.00%) Kanban
8 5 (20.83%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Web Testing
9 4 (16.67%) API Testing
9 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
1 9 (37.50%) Scala
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) C
3 4 (16.67%) Groovy
4 2 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) HNC
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
2 7 (29.17%) WCAG
3 2 (8.33%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft