Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 33 10
Rank change year-on-year +18 -23 +46
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 104 62 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 8.76% 6.34% 12.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.63% 7.05% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 28 55
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.98% +19.02% +22.63%
10th Percentile £363 £383 £303
90th Percentile £528 £532 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £64.00 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.28% - -
South East median hourly rate £61.50 £50.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +23.00% +19.05% +12.00%

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 1,080 880 1,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.99% 89.98% 89.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 542 701
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +1.91%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 26
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £34.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% +12.40% +51.25%
10th Percentile £15.04 £13.48 £15.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.18 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £22.30 £20.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +8.78% -10.87% +2.22%

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 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +8 49 £494 -3.47% 6
Gatwick +14 14 - -
Crawley +15 13 £484 +82.45% 3
East Grinstead - 1 £400 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - - 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 78 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (48.08%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (43.27%) Scrum
4 44 (42.31%) Java
4 44 (42.31%) Linux
5 42 (40.38%) Selenium
6 41 (39.42%) Scala
7 40 (38.46%) Configuration Management
8 33 (31.73%) Software Engineering
9 31 (29.81%) JIRA
9 31 (29.81%) RESTful
10 30 (28.85%) CSS
11 28 (26.92%) DevOps
12 27 (25.96%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (25.96%) Gherkin
12 27 (25.96%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (25.00%) HTML
14 25 (24.04%) JSON
14 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
15 24 (23.08%) Confluence
15 24 (23.08%) Groovy
15 24 (23.08%) Windows
15 24 (23.08%) HTTP
16 23 (22.12%) QA
16 23 (22.12%) REST
16 23 (22.12%) Jenkins
17 22 (21.15%) Git (software)
17 22 (21.15%) Ruby
18 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
18 21 (20.19%) Kanban

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 24 (23.08%) Confluence
2 8 (7.69%) nginx
2 8 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.73%) JBoss
4 5 (4.81%) Apache
4 5 (4.81%) CMS
4 5 (4.81%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.88%) Magnolia
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.73%) GitHub
2 7 (6.73%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.96%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.96%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.08%) HTTP
2 8 (7.69%) SSL
2 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.88%) Wireless
4 2 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (0.96%) IKE
5 1 (0.96%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 10 (9.62%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (40.38%) Selenium
2 31 (29.81%) JIRA
3 25 (24.04%) Cucumber
4 23 (22.12%) Jenkins
5 22 (21.15%) Git (software)
6 20 (19.23%) SoapUI
7 19 (18.27%) Subversion
8 17 (16.35%) JUnit
9 14 (13.46%) SonarQube
10 13 (12.50%) Bitbucket
11 11 (10.58%) Gatling
12 10 (9.62%) WebDriver
13 9 (8.65%) IntelliJ
14 7 (6.73%) Ant
15 6 (5.77%) Grunt
15 6 (5.77%) gulp
15 6 (5.77%) Karma Test Runner
15 6 (5.77%) Sublime Text
16 5 (4.81%) Eclipse
16 5 (4.81%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (3.85%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Marketing
3 2 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (38.46%) Developer
2 23 (22.12%) Scala Developer
3 16 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (13.46%) Senior DevOps
4 14 (13.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) Test Analyst
6 10 (9.62%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.62%) Test Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) Tester
8 8 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 8 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.81%) Java Scala Developer
10 5 (4.81%) QA Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.85%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (29.81%) RESTful
2 30 (28.85%) CSS
3 27 (25.96%) Gherkin
4 26 (25.00%) HTML
5 25 (24.04%) JSON
6 23 (22.12%) REST
7 20 (19.23%) HTML5
8 16 (15.38%) Play Framework
8 16 (15.38%) Web Services
9 15 (14.42%) AngularJS
10 14 (13.46%) Ajax
10 14 (13.46%) Spring
11 13 (12.50%) CSS3
12 11 (10.58%) Node.js
12 11 (10.58%) XML
13 9 (8.65%) J2EE
14 8 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
14 8 (7.69%) Servlets
15 7 (6.73%) SOAP
16 6 (5.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.96%) Fintech
4 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (42.31%) Linux
2 24 (23.08%) Windows
3 20 (19.23%) Unix
4 8 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (48.08%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (43.27%) Scrum
4 40 (38.46%) Configuration Management
5 33 (31.73%) Software Engineering
6 28 (26.92%) DevOps
7 27 (25.96%) Continuous Delivery
7 27 (25.96%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (20.19%) Kanban
9 20 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (19.23%) Open Source
10 19 (18.27%) Acceptance Criteria
10 19 (18.27%) User Stories
11 18 (17.31%) Unit Testing
12 17 (16.35%) Exploratory Testing
12 17 (16.35%) SDLC
12 17 (16.35%) Web Development
13 16 (15.38%) API Testing
13 16 (15.38%) Defect Management
14 15 (14.42%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) Java
2 41 (39.42%) Scala
3 24 (23.08%) Groovy
4 22 (21.15%) Ruby
5 21 (20.19%) JavaScript
6 17 (16.35%) C#
6 17 (16.35%) Python
7 11 (10.58%) SQL
8 8 (7.69%) Haskell
8 8 (7.69%) Perl
9 2 (1.92%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.92%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (17.31%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.88%) HNC
3 3 (2.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.96%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.12%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (10.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) Puppet
2 7 (6.73%) Grafana
2 7 (6.73%) Kibana
3 4 (3.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Atlassian
2 13 (12.50%) Google
3 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.81%) webMethods
5 4 (3.85%) Adobe
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle
6 3 (2.88%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (0.96%) Red Hat