Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > Sussex
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 35 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sussex 22.15% 12.96% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.58% 19.44% -
Number of salaries quoted 32 7 0
Sussex median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% - -
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 155 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sussex 98.10% 66.67% 88.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137 24 29
Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +34.15% -18.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,275 £32,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £66,750 £75,000
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Sussex

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Sussex over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (77.14%) Jenkins
3 25 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 25 (71.43%) HTML5
3 25 (71.43%) jQuery
3 25 (71.43%) Ajax
3 25 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 25 (71.43%) HTML
3 25 (71.43%) CSS
3 25 (71.43%) XML
4 23 (65.71%) Apache
4 23 (65.71%) XHTML
4 23 (65.71%) E-Commerce
4 23 (65.71%) Unit Testing
4 23 (65.71%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (65.71%) JSON
4 23 (65.71%) Drupal
4 23 (65.71%) DevOps
4 23 (65.71%) Grunt
4 23 (65.71%) Coaching
4 23 (65.71%) Sass
4 23 (65.71%) API Integration
4 23 (65.71%) Web Operations
4 23 (65.71%) Cloudflare
5 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 6 (17.14%) QA
7 3 (8.57%) Twitter
7 3 (8.57%) Google
7 3 (8.57%) SQL

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (65.71%) Apache
1 23 (65.71%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 23 (65.71%) Cloudflare
2 2 (5.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (77.14%) Jenkins
2 23 (65.71%) Grunt
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) JUnit
3 2 (5.71%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Developer
1 23 (65.71%) Drupal Developer
1 23 (65.71%) Lead Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Tester
3 6 (17.14%) QA Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) Ajax
1 25 (71.43%) CSS
1 25 (71.43%) HTML
1 25 (71.43%) HTML5
1 25 (71.43%) jQuery
1 25 (71.43%) XML
2 23 (65.71%) JSON
2 23 (65.71%) Sass
2 23 (65.71%) XHTML
3 2 (5.71%) JPA
3 2 (5.71%) JSP
3 2 (5.71%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) RESTful
3 2 (5.71%) Spring
3 2 (5.71%) Spring Boot
3 2 (5.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.71%) Fintech
1 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 23 (65.71%) API Integration
3 23 (65.71%) Coaching
3 23 (65.71%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (65.71%) DevOps
3 23 (65.71%) E-Commerce
3 23 (65.71%) Unit Testing
3 23 (65.71%) Web Operations
4 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) BDD
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Functional Programming
6 2 (5.71%) Microservices
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
6 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Groovy
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Google
1 3 (8.57%) Twitter
2 2 (5.71%) AppDynamics
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Splunk