Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 48 44
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 181 86 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 8.59% 4.93% 6.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.63% 5.61% 7.30%
Number of salaries quoted 160 83 87
East Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89% -18.28%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -2.35%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,879 1,534 1,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 89.14% 87.86% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,633 1,395 1,578
East Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in East Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in East Sussex.

Salary trend for Test Automation in East Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in East Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in East Sussex over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in East Sussex

Test Automation
Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton +25 173 £45,000 +28.57% 11
Eastbourne -4 2 £43,000 +6.17%
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 128 (70.72%) QA
2 121 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (51.38%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (42.54%) C#
5 75 (41.44%) .NET
6 74 (40.88%) TDD
7 64 (35.36%) SQL
8 63 (34.81%) Git (software)
9 62 (34.25%) Selenium
10 54 (29.83%) Computer Science
11 50 (27.62%) OO
11 50 (27.62%) BDD
11 50 (27.62%) Analytical Skills
11 50 (27.62%) SOLID
12 49 (27.07%) Visual Studio
12 49 (27.07%) OOD
12 49 (27.07%) Problem-Solving
13 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET
13 48 (26.52%) XSLT
13 48 (26.52%) WCF
13 48 (26.52%) Continuous Deployment
13 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 48 (26.52%) Integration Testing
13 48 (26.52%) Process Improvement
14 45 (24.86%) Customer Requirements
14 45 (24.86%) Pair Programming
15 43 (23.76%) Scrum
15 43 (23.76%) JavaScript
16 41 (22.65%) SDLC
17 37 (20.44%) WebDriver

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in East 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 27 (14.92%) Confluence
2 5 (2.76%) Apache
2 5 (2.76%) CMS
3 2 (1.10%) JBoss
3 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.29%) GitHub
2 5 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.10%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.10%) IaaS
4 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.55%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (0.55%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) Internet
1 3 (1.66%) NGN
2 2 (1.10%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.55%) HTTP
3 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.42%) MySQL
3 8 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.87%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.76%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (2.76%) GIS
7 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.10%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 63 (34.81%) Git (software)
2 62 (34.25%) Selenium
3 49 (27.07%) Visual Studio
4 37 (20.44%) WebDriver
5 36 (19.89%) Cucumber
5 36 (19.89%) Jenkins
6 30 (16.57%) JIRA
7 25 (13.81%) SpecFlow
8 24 (13.26%) NUnit
9 13 (7.18%) Capybara
10 11 (6.08%) Bitbucket
11 8 (4.42%) JMeter
12 7 (3.87%) JUnit
13 5 (2.76%) git-flow
13 5 (2.76%) TestNG
14 4 (2.21%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.66%) WATIR
16 2 (1.10%) Bugzilla
16 2 (1.10%) IntelliJ
16 2 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 10 (5.52%) Games
2 7 (3.87%) Finance
3 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 89 (49.17%) Developer
2 36 (19.89%) C# Developer
3 34 (18.78%) .NET Developer
3 34 (18.78%) Senior Developer
4 32 (17.68%) ASP.NET Developer
4 32 (17.68%) C# .NET Developer
4 32 (17.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 31 (17.13%) Analyst
6 27 (14.92%) Software Developer
7 26 (14.36%) Test Analyst
8 24 (13.26%) Developer in Test
8 24 (13.26%) Tester
9 23 (12.71%) QA Analyst
9 23 (12.71%) Test Engineer
10 22 (12.15%) Automation Tester
11 21 (11.60%) QA Engineer
11 21 (11.60%) QA Test Engineer
12 20 (11.05%) Senior .NET Developer
12 20 (11.05%) Senior C# Developer
12 20 (11.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (41.44%) .NET
2 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET
2 48 (26.52%) ASP.NET Web API
2 48 (26.52%) WCF
2 48 (26.52%) XSLT
3 33 (18.23%) RESTful
4 29 (16.02%) AngularJS
5 24 (13.26%) Web Services
6 11 (6.08%) Gherkin
7 7 (3.87%) Node.js
7 7 (3.87%) WebSockets
8 6 (3.31%) React
8 6 (3.31%) REST
9 5 (2.76%) PostGIS
10 4 (2.21%) HTML
10 4 (2.21%) Jest
10 4 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.66%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.66%) Spring Boot
12 2 (1.10%) Sails.js
Miscellaneous
1 54 (29.83%) Computer Science
2 50 (27.62%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.39%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (6.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.10%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.81%) Windows
2 8 (4.42%) Linux
3 2 (1.10%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (66.85%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (51.38%) Continuous Integration
3 74 (40.88%) TDD
4 50 (27.62%) BDD
4 50 (27.62%) OO
4 50 (27.62%) SOLID
5 49 (27.07%) OOD
5 49 (27.07%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (26.52%) Continuous Deployment
6 48 (26.52%) Integration Testing
6 48 (26.52%) Process Improvement
7 45 (24.86%) Customer Requirements
7 45 (24.86%) Pair Programming
8 43 (23.76%) Scrum
9 41 (22.65%) SDLC
10 34 (18.78%) Test Strategy
11 28 (15.47%) Regression Testing
12 26 (14.36%) SDET
13 25 (13.81%) Performance Testing
14 24 (13.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (42.54%) C#
2 64 (35.36%) SQL
3 43 (23.76%) JavaScript
4 23 (12.71%) Java
5 20 (11.05%) Python
6 16 (8.84%) VB
7 13 (7.18%) F#
8 7 (3.87%) PHP
9 4 (2.21%) Ruby
10 3 (1.66%) Java 8
10 3 (1.66%) Perl
11 2 (1.10%) C++
12 1 (0.55%) C
12 1 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (9.39%) Degree
2 5 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.21%) ISEB
4 3 (1.66%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (70.72%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Ansible
1 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.31%) Capita
3 3 (1.66%) Oracle
4 2 (1.10%) HP
4 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.55%) Atlassian