Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 41 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 133 139 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 6.44% 5.69% 6.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 6.40% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 100 133 152
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -4.38%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £48,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1803 2173 2339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 87.35% 88.88% 88.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1993 2052
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in West Sussex over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
Job Locations in West 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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Worthing +23 62 £53,500 +1.90% 3
Horsham -13 25 £30,000 -11.11%
Gatwick -4 16 £45,000 -12.62% 1
Crawley +1 14 £30,000 -31.03%
Burgess Hill -7 12 £47,500 -
Haywards Heath +1 3 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 job ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 102 (76.69%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (45.11%) C#
3 53 (39.85%) .NET
4 52 (39.10%) Java
5 50 (37.59%) REST
6 48 (36.09%) JavaScript
6 48 (36.09%) HTML
6 48 (36.09%) SQL Server
7 47 (35.34%) SQL
8 45 (33.83%) CSS
9 44 (33.08%) AngularJS
10 41 (30.83%) Software Engineering
11 39 (29.32%) Relational Database
12 38 (28.57%) Scrum
13 36 (27.07%) ASP.NET
13 36 (27.07%) XML
13 36 (27.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 36 (27.07%) JSON
14 35 (26.32%) Degree
14 35 (26.32%) SOAP
15 34 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (24.06%) MVC
17 29 (21.80%) Oracle
17 29 (21.80%) WCF
17 29 (21.80%) .NET Framework
17 29 (21.80%) Microservices
18 28 (21.05%) Windows
19 27 (20.30%) Test Scripting
20 25 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
20 25 (18.80%) Waterfall

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 8 (6.02%) Confluence
2 3 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.53%) GitHub
4 4 (3.01%) OpenShift
4 4 (3.01%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.75%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) Internet
2 3 (2.26%) HTTP
3 2 (1.50%) Firewall
3 2 (1.50%) Wireless
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (36.09%) SQL Server
2 39 (29.32%) Relational Database
3 22 (16.54%) RDBMS
4 13 (9.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Selenium
2 18 (13.53%) Jenkins
3 17 (12.78%) HP UFT
3 17 (12.78%) SoapUI
4 14 (10.53%) Bitbucket
5 13 (9.77%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.77%) JUnit
5 13 (9.77%) Maven
6 8 (6.02%) JIRA
7 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.26%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.26%) Subversion
9 3 (2.26%) TestNG
9 3 (2.26%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.50%) NUnit
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.50%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (12.03%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Games
2 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 61 (45.86%) Developer
2 35 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 33 (24.81%) C# Developer
4 29 (21.80%) C# Software Developer
5 23 (17.29%) .NET Developer
5 23 (17.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (16.54%) .NET Software Developer
6 22 (16.54%) .NET Software Engineer
6 22 (16.54%) Agile .NET Developer
6 22 (16.54%) Agile C# Developer
6 22 (16.54%) Agile Developer
6 22 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 22 (16.54%) C# Software Engineer
6 22 (16.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 22 (16.54%) Software Engineer
7 20 (15.04%) Test Automation Engineer
8 16 (12.03%) Senior Developer
9 15 (11.28%) Angular Developer
9 15 (11.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (10.53%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (39.85%) .NET
2 50 (37.59%) REST
3 48 (36.09%) HTML
4 45 (33.83%) CSS
5 44 (33.08%) AngularJS
6 36 (27.07%) ASP.NET
6 36 (27.07%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (27.07%) JSON
6 36 (27.07%) XML
7 35 (26.32%) SOAP
8 29 (21.80%) .NET Framework
8 29 (21.80%) WCF
9 22 (16.54%) .NET Core
9 22 (16.54%) Entity Framework
9 22 (16.54%) React
9 22 (16.54%) XSD
9 22 (16.54%) XSL
10 21 (15.79%) Ajax
10 21 (15.79%) HTML5
11 18 (13.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.78%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.53%) User Experience
4 7 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.01%) Fintech
6 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.05%) Windows
2 17 (12.78%) Linux
3 15 (11.28%) Unix
4 4 (3.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (76.69%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.83%) Software Engineering
3 38 (28.57%) Scrum
4 34 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (24.06%) MVC
6 29 (21.80%) Microservices
7 27 (20.30%) Test Scripting
8 25 (18.80%) Waterfall
9 21 (15.79%) Manual Testing
9 21 (15.79%) Web Development
10 19 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 18 (13.53%) SDLC
12 14 (10.53%) Front End Development
12 14 (10.53%) Refactoring
13 13 (9.77%) Unit Testing
14 11 (8.27%) DevOps
14 11 (8.27%) TDD
15 10 (7.52%) Requirements Analysis
15 10 (7.52%) Software Testing
16 9 (6.77%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 60 (45.11%) C#
2 52 (39.10%) Java
3 48 (36.09%) JavaScript
4 47 (35.34%) SQL
5 19 (14.29%) Scala
6 14 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 13 (9.77%) Python
8 10 (7.52%) C++
8 10 (7.52%) VBScript
9 9 (6.77%) Groovy
10 8 (6.02%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.01%) PHP
12 3 (2.26%) Ruby
13 2 (1.50%) Perl
13 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.75%) VB
14 1 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (26.32%) Degree
2 11 (8.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.77%) ISEB
3 9 (6.77%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.77%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Docker
2 5 (3.76%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.75%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (21.80%) Oracle
2 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.02%) HP
4 7 (5.26%) AppDynamics
4 7 (5.26%) Splunk
5 5 (3.76%) VMware
6 3 (2.26%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.26%) Google
7 2 (1.50%) webMethods