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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 10 40
Rank change year-on-year -23 +30  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 27 79 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 5.47% 10.66% 4.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 11.97% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 16
Median daily rate £488 £425 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.88% +24.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £304 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.88%  

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 429 660 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 86.84% 89.07% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1653 1164
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 67 33
Median hourly rate £47.50 £51.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +14.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £20.40 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £52.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -10 18 £500 +13.37% 4
Gatwick -2 1 £338 -17.68% 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (83.64%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (80.00%) Git (software)
4 38 (69.09%) Scala
5 37 (67.27%) HTTP
6 36 (65.45%) Open Source
7 35 (63.64%) REST
7 35 (63.64%) HTML
7 35 (63.64%) CSS
8 34 (61.82%) Ruby
8 34 (61.82%) Google
9 33 (60.00%) JSON
10 32 (58.18%) JIRA
11 31 (56.36%) C#
11 31 (56.36%) HTML5
11 31 (56.36%) Play Framework
12 30 (54.55%) Spring
13 29 (52.73%) Linux
14 28 (50.91%) Subversion
14 28 (50.91%) Jenkins
15 27 (49.09%) Relational Database
16 26 (47.27%) Responsive Web Design
16 26 (47.27%) Python
16 26 (47.27%) Web Design
17 25 (45.45%) Configuration Management
17 25 (45.45%) Java
18 24 (43.64%) JavaScript
18 24 (43.64%) Ajax
18 24 (43.64%) CSS3
19 23 (41.82%) Confluence

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 23 (41.82%) Confluence
2 16 (29.09%) Apache
3 11 (20.00%) nginx
3 11 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 7 (12.73%) JBoss
4 7 (12.73%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.82%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.82%) Mule
5 1 (1.82%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.82%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) GitHub
1 11 (20.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (67.27%) HTTP
2 16 (29.09%) TCP/IP
3 11 (20.00%) SSL
4 4 (7.27%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (49.09%) Relational Database
2 12 (21.82%) MongoDB
2 12 (21.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) BODI
4 1 (1.82%) OLAP
4 1 (1.82%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 32 (58.18%) JIRA
3 28 (50.91%) Jenkins
3 28 (50.91%) Subversion
4 21 (38.18%) JUnit
5 19 (34.55%) Selenium
6 11 (20.00%) Ant
6 11 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (20.00%) Gatling
6 11 (20.00%) Grunt
6 11 (20.00%) gulp
6 11 (20.00%) IntelliJ
6 11 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 11 (20.00%) Sublime Text
7 8 (14.55%) Protractor
7 8 (14.55%) SpecFlow
8 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
8 7 (12.73%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (89.09%) Developer
2 38 (69.09%) Scala Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Developer in Test
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Scala Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Java Scala Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Digital Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Scala Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (1.82%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Build Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Designer
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (63.64%) CSS
1 35 (63.64%) HTML
1 35 (63.64%) REST
2 33 (60.00%) JSON
3 31 (56.36%) HTML5
3 31 (56.36%) Play Framework
4 30 (54.55%) Spring
5 24 (43.64%) Ajax
5 24 (43.64%) CSS3
6 23 (41.82%) Django
6 23 (41.82%) Guice
6 23 (41.82%) Ruby on Rails
7 18 (32.73%) Akka
8 16 (29.09%) RESTful
9 15 (27.27%) AngularJS
10 14 (25.45%) Spring MVC
11 12 (21.82%) Node.js
12 11 (20.00%) Gherkin
12 11 (20.00%) jQuery
12 11 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Linux
2 14 (25.45%) Windows
3 11 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 10 (18.18%) Unix
5 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (83.64%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (65.45%) Open Source
4 26 (47.27%) Responsive Web Design
4 26 (47.27%) Web Design
5 25 (45.45%) Configuration Management
6 23 (41.82%) OWASP
7 16 (29.09%) Web Development
8 15 (27.27%) DevOps
8 15 (27.27%) MVC
9 11 (20.00%) Analytics
9 11 (20.00%) Scrum
10 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 8 (14.55%) BDD
11 8 (14.55%) Microservices
11 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
12 7 (12.73%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (12.73%) Validation
13 5 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
13 5 (9.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (69.09%) Scala
2 34 (61.82%) Ruby
3 31 (56.36%) C#
4 26 (47.27%) Python
5 25 (45.45%) Java
6 24 (43.64%) JavaScript
7 11 (20.00%) Groovy
7 11 (20.00%) Haskell
7 11 (20.00%) Perl
8 9 (16.36%) SQL
9 2 (3.64%) C
9 2 (3.64%) C++
9 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) HNC
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
2 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Grafana
1 11 (20.00%) Kibana
2 8 (14.55%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Google
2 7 (12.73%) Adobe
2 7 (12.73%) webMethods
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Sybase
5 1 (1.82%) Zoho