Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 18 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 109 90 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 10.35% 7.09% 4.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.67% 8.12% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 43
West Sussex median daily rate £448 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £305 £263 £250
90th Percentile £569 £550 £450
South East median daily rate £413 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +5.77% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
South East median hourly rate £45.20 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.09% +30.00% +6.67%

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 934 1109 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.70% 87.32% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 630 698
West Sussex median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £274
90th Percentile £571 £550 £547
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 31
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +9.38% +100.00%
10th Percentile £24.61 £19.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +1 58 £450 -8.63% 4
Gatwick +13 10 £365 +23.73% 2
Crawley +3 10 £250 -38.46% 1
East Grinstead - 3 £275 -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 88 (80.73%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (54.13%) Git (software)
3 57 (52.29%) Scrum
3 57 (52.29%) Java
4 49 (44.95%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (44.04%) Linux
6 41 (37.61%) HTTP
6 41 (37.61%) Scala
7 40 (36.70%) Subversion
8 39 (35.78%) CSS
8 39 (35.78%) Web Development
9 38 (34.86%) HTML
10 37 (33.94%) Configuration Management
11 34 (31.19%) JSON
11 34 (31.19%) Selenium
11 34 (31.19%) REST
12 31 (28.44%) HTML5
12 31 (28.44%) Responsive Web Design
12 31 (28.44%) Relational Database
12 31 (28.44%) Web Design
13 30 (27.52%) Ajax
14 29 (26.61%) CSS3
14 29 (26.61%) JIRA
15 28 (25.69%) Ruby
16 26 (23.85%) Spring
16 26 (23.85%) Open Source
16 26 (23.85%) Continuous Deployment
17 25 (22.94%) Play Framework
18 24 (22.02%) Google
19 23 (21.10%) Unix

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 19 (17.43%) Confluence
2 6 (5.50%) CMS
3 5 (4.59%) Alfresco
4 3 (2.75%) nginx
4 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.83%) Apache
5 2 (1.83%) JBoss
5 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.92%) Documentum
6 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.92%) SAS
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Maximo
1 1 (0.92%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.92%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.92%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) GitHub
2 3 (2.75%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (37.61%) HTTP
2 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.75%) SSL
4 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.44%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.50%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.92%) BODI
6 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 59 (54.13%) Git (software)
2 40 (36.70%) Subversion
3 34 (31.19%) Selenium
4 29 (26.61%) JIRA
5 23 (21.10%) Jenkins
6 19 (17.43%) JUnit
7 13 (11.93%) SoapUI
8 12 (11.01%) Cucumber
9 7 (6.42%) Gatling
9 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
10 6 (5.50%) GoogleTest
11 5 (4.59%) Bitbucket
11 5 (4.59%) SonarQube
12 4 (3.67%) Grunt
12 4 (3.67%) SpecFlow
13 3 (2.75%) Ant
13 3 (2.75%) IntelliJ
13 3 (2.75%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (2.75%) Protractor
13 3 (2.75%) Sublime Text
General
1 6 (5.50%) Finance
2 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (57.80%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) Scala Developer
3 17 (15.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 12 (11.01%) Tester
5 11 (10.09%) Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Test Analyst
6 8 (7.34%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.67%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Scrum Master
10 4 (3.67%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (35.78%) CSS
2 38 (34.86%) HTML
3 34 (31.19%) JSON
3 34 (31.19%) REST
4 31 (28.44%) HTML5
5 30 (27.52%) Ajax
6 29 (26.61%) CSS3
7 26 (23.85%) Spring
8 25 (22.94%) Play Framework
9 22 (20.18%) Ruby on Rails
10 21 (19.27%) Django
10 21 (19.27%) Guice
11 20 (18.35%) RESTful
12 10 (9.17%) Spring MVC
12 10 (9.17%) Web Services
13 9 (8.26%) Gherkin
14 7 (6.42%) XML
15 6 (5.50%) Akka
15 6 (5.50%) Yocto
16 5 (4.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) User Experience
2 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.92%) Equities
4 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.92%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.92%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 48 (44.04%) Linux
2 23 (21.10%) Unix
3 21 (19.27%) Mac OS X
4 10 (9.17%) Windows
5 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (80.73%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.29%) Scrum
3 49 (44.95%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (35.78%) Web Development
5 37 (33.94%) Configuration Management
6 31 (28.44%) Responsive Web Design
6 31 (28.44%) Web Design
7 26 (23.85%) Continuous Deployment
7 26 (23.85%) Open Source
8 17 (15.60%) Front End Development
8 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering
9 15 (13.76%) Mentoring
10 13 (11.93%) API Testing
10 13 (11.93%) BPMN
10 13 (11.93%) Exploratory Testing
10 13 (11.93%) OWASP
11 12 (11.01%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (11.01%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (11.01%) Performance Testing
11 12 (11.01%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (52.29%) Java
2 41 (37.61%) Scala
3 28 (25.69%) Ruby
4 19 (17.43%) Python
5 16 (14.68%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.93%) C#
6 13 (11.93%) Groovy
7 10 (9.17%) SQL
8 6 (5.50%) C++
9 4 (3.67%) Perl
10 3 (2.75%) Haskell
10 3 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.83%) ABAP
12 1 (0.92%) C
12 1 (0.92%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (9.17%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.59%) ISEB
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.76%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) GAMP
2 2 (1.83%) WAI
2 2 (1.83%) WCAG
3 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) Grafana
1 4 (3.67%) Kibana
2 3 (2.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.92%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.92%) logstash
3 1 (0.92%) Marathon
3 1 (0.92%) Mesos
3 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) Google
2 6 (5.50%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.75%) HP
3 3 (2.75%) SAP
3 3 (2.75%) Tableau
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.83%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.83%) webMethods
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle
5 1 (0.92%) Sybase
5 1 (0.92%) Zoho