Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 130 109 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 11.52% 10.42% 7.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.91% 11.62% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 39 38
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +11.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £316 £305 £263
90th Percentile £538 £570 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £390
% change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 2
West Sussex median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -13.46% +30.00%

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 1,007 938 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 89.27% 89.67% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 561 629
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £253 £263
90th Percentile £572 £569 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 46
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £46.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +32.14% +17.65%
10th Percentile £27.95 £24.02 £16.91
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £52.25
South East median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -10.00% -

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 20 November 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
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 20 November 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 +3 96 £433 -3.89% 1
Crawley +1 7 £300 +20.00% 8
East Grinstead +2 2 £360 +30.91% 1
Gatwick -15 2 £610 +67.12%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 105 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (64.62%) Java
3 71 (54.62%) Selenium
4 67 (51.54%) Scrum
4 67 (51.54%) Scala
5 64 (49.23%) Cucumber
6 58 (44.62%) JIRA
7 56 (43.08%) Confluence
8 54 (41.54%) JSON
9 51 (39.23%) Jenkins
10 47 (36.15%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (35.38%) Open Source
12 45 (34.62%) Ruby
13 44 (33.85%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (33.08%) JavaScript
15 42 (32.31%) SoapUI
16 41 (31.54%) BDD
16 41 (31.54%) Git (software)
16 41 (31.54%) Linux
16 41 (31.54%) HTTP
17 40 (30.77%) Kanban
17 40 (30.77%) RESTful
18 39 (30.00%) REST
18 39 (30.00%) Configuration Management
18 39 (30.00%) Google
19 37 (28.46%) QA
19 37 (28.46%) JUnit
20 36 (27.69%) Play Framework
21 35 (26.92%) C#
21 35 (26.92%) SQL

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 56 (43.08%) Confluence
2 18 (13.85%) Tomcat
3 17 (13.08%) nginx
4 11 (8.46%) WebLogic
5 7 (5.38%) Apache
5 7 (5.38%) JBoss
6 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.77%) CMS
7 1 (0.77%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.77%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (13.08%) Google Analytics
3 11 (8.46%) GitHub
4 5 (3.85%) BrowserStack
5 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.08%) IaaS
5 4 (3.08%) PaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (31.54%) HTTP
2 19 (14.62%) SSL
3 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) MongoDB
2 23 (17.69%) NoSQL
3 22 (16.92%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.08%) MySQL
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (54.62%) Selenium
2 64 (49.23%) Cucumber
3 58 (44.62%) JIRA
4 51 (39.23%) Jenkins
5 42 (32.31%) SoapUI
6 41 (31.54%) Git (software)
7 37 (28.46%) JUnit
8 24 (18.46%) Subversion
9 21 (16.15%) Gatling
10 20 (15.38%) Hudson
11 17 (13.08%) Ant
11 17 (13.08%) IntelliJ
11 17 (13.08%) JMeter
12 13 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (10.00%) WebDriver
13 11 (8.46%) Grunt
13 11 (8.46%) gulp
13 11 (8.46%) Karma Test Runner
13 11 (8.46%) Sublime Text
14 8 (6.15%) RSpec
General
1 8 (6.15%) Finance
1 8 (6.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (45.38%) Developer
2 40 (30.77%) Analyst
3 39 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 32 (24.62%) Scala Developer
5 23 (17.69%) Agile Developer
6 15 (11.54%) Java Developer
7 14 (10.77%) Test Engineer
8 13 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 12 (9.23%) Tester
10 10 (7.69%) Automation Tester
11 8 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
13 5 (3.85%) Developer in Test
13 5 (3.85%) QA Engineer
13 5 (3.85%) QA Test Engineer
14 4 (3.08%) Architect
14 4 (3.08%) C# Developer
14 4 (3.08%) QA Automation Engineer
15 3 (2.31%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (41.54%) JSON
2 40 (30.77%) RESTful
3 39 (30.00%) REST
4 36 (27.69%) Play Framework
5 33 (25.38%) Gherkin
5 33 (25.38%) SOAP
6 30 (23.08%) Spring
7 26 (20.00%) CSS
8 24 (18.46%) Django
8 24 (18.46%) Ruby on Rails
9 22 (16.92%) Guice
9 22 (16.92%) XML
10 20 (15.38%) HTML
10 20 (15.38%) Spring MVC
11 18 (13.85%) HTML5
11 18 (13.85%) Node.js
12 17 (13.08%) Servlets
13 14 (10.77%) Web Services
14 12 (9.23%) AngularJS
14 12 (9.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.08%) User Experience
3 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.77%) Clustering
3 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
3 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.54%) Linux
2 28 (21.54%) Windows
3 17 (13.08%) Ubuntu
4 16 (12.31%) Unix
5 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (51.54%) Scrum
3 47 (36.15%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (35.38%) Open Source
5 44 (33.85%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (31.54%) BDD
7 40 (30.77%) Kanban
8 39 (30.00%) Configuration Management
9 34 (26.15%) TDD
10 30 (23.08%) User Stories
11 28 (21.54%) API Testing
11 28 (21.54%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 25 (19.23%) DevOps
13 24 (18.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (16.92%) Acceptance Criteria
14 22 (16.92%) Responsive Web Design
14 22 (16.92%) Web Design
15 21 (16.15%) MVC
16 20 (15.38%) OWASP
16 20 (15.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 84 (64.62%) Java
2 67 (51.54%) Scala
3 45 (34.62%) Ruby
4 43 (33.08%) JavaScript
5 35 (26.92%) C#
5 35 (26.92%) SQL
6 28 (21.54%) Groovy
7 25 (19.23%) Python
8 17 (13.08%) Haskell
8 17 (13.08%) Perl
9 2 (1.54%) C
10 1 (0.77%) ABAP
10 1 (0.77%) Java 8
10 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (25.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (9.23%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.46%) ISEB
4 10 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) CISSP
6 1 (0.77%) Degree
6 1 (0.77%) MCP
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (28.46%) QA
2 8 (6.15%) WCAG
3 1 (0.77%) GAMP
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (14.62%) Puppet
2 17 (13.08%) Grafana
2 17 (13.08%) Kibana
3 5 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.08%) Ansible
5 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (30.00%) Google
2 15 (11.54%) Atlassian
3 12 (9.23%) Adobe
3 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.23%) Oracle
4 9 (6.92%) webMethods
5 4 (3.08%) SAP
6 1 (0.77%) IBM
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Tableau
6 1 (0.77%) WSO2