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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 29 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 32 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 98 90 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Sussex 7.13% 7.36% 10.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% 7.67% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 65 49 133
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £84,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 1,232 1,174 1,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 89.60% 96.07% 91.25%
Number of salaries quoted 674 836 1,005
10th Percentile £32,150 £32,625 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £71,938 £73,750
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,186 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.59% +0.37% -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Trend in West Sussex

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in West Sussex.

Salary trend for Test Automation in West Sussex

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in West Sussex over the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Crawley -4 31 £50,000 +66.67% 5
Worthing +16 21 £57,500 -25.81% 1
Burgess Hill +11 12 £47,500 -
Horsham -1 10 - - 2
Gatwick -10 6 £65,000 +23.81%
East Grinstead - 4 - -
Billingshurst - 1 - -
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 64 (65.31%) Agile
2 48 (48.98%) C#
3 42 (42.86%) Finance
4 33 (33.67%) Degree
4 33 (33.67%) Social Skills
5 32 (32.65%) Software Testing
6 31 (31.63%) Manual Testing
7 28 (28.57%) SQL
8 27 (27.55%) Scrum
9 26 (26.53%) JavaScript
10 25 (25.51%) Java
10 25 (25.51%) Selenium
10 25 (25.51%) Mentoring
11 24 (24.49%) Coaching
12 21 (21.43%) API Testing
13 20 (20.41%) React
14 19 (19.39%) QA
14 19 (19.39%) Computer Science
15 18 (18.37%) OO
15 18 (18.37%) CI/CD
16 16 (16.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
16 16 (16.33%) User Stories
17 15 (15.31%) DevOps
17 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
18 14 (14.29%) Regression Testing
18 14 (14.29%) TDD
18 14 (14.29%) ISTQB
18 14 (14.29%) Azure
19 13 (13.27%) Git (software)
19 13 (13.27%) SpecFlow

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 4 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Azure
2 13 (13.27%) Azure DevOps
2 13 (13.27%) Serverless
3 11 (11.22%) AWS
4 10 (10.20%) SaaS
5 9 (9.18%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (8.16%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (8.16%) Amazon S3
7 7 (7.14%) GitHub
8 3 (3.06%) Azure Functions
8 3 (3.06%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (2.04%) Azure AKS
9 2 (2.04%) Azure Service Bus
9 2 (2.04%) Azure Storage
9 2 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.04%) Microsoft 365
10 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.02%) Azure Pipelines
10 1 (1.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) SD-WAN
1 8 (8.16%) WAN
2 6 (6.12%) Firewall
2 6 (6.12%) LAN
2 6 (6.12%) Wireless
2 6 (6.12%) WLAN
3 2 (2.04%) 5G
3 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.16%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (8.16%) MySQL
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.02%) Big Data
7 1 (1.02%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.02%) HDInsight
7 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Selenium
2 13 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.27%) SpecFlow
3 12 (12.24%) TeamCity
4 11 (11.22%) Postman
5 10 (10.20%) Visual Studio
5 10 (10.20%) WebDriver
6 9 (9.18%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.16%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.10%) JUnit
9 4 (4.08%) Cypress.io
10 3 (3.06%) Gradle
10 3 (3.06%) JIRA
10 3 (3.06%) Maven
11 2 (2.04%) Mockito
11 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (42.86%) Finance
2 33 (33.67%) Social Skills
3 10 (10.20%) Electronics
4 8 (8.16%) Financial Institution
5 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.10%) Tech for Good
7 2 (2.04%) Automotive
7 2 (2.04%) Marketing
7 2 (2.04%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Test Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) Developer
3 15 (15.31%) Test Automation Engineer
4 14 (14.29%) Tester
5 10 (10.20%) Automation Tester
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Agile Delivery Lead
7 8 (8.16%) Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) PHP Developer
7 8 (8.16%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Senior PHP Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Network Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Software Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Test Manager
11 4 (4.08%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.08%) C++ Developer
11 4 (4.08%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) React
2 10 (10.20%) COM
2 10 (10.20%) Spring Boot
2 10 (10.20%) WPF
3 9 (9.18%) .NET
3 9 (9.18%) AngularJS
3 9 (9.18%) Spring
4 8 (8.16%) Laravel
4 8 (8.16%) Symfony
4 8 (8.16%) Vue.js
5 6 (6.12%) Kafka
5 6 (6.12%) Web Services
6 5 (5.10%) REST
7 4 (4.08%) HTML
8 3 (3.06%) CSS
8 3 (3.06%) Redux
9 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.04%) HTML5
9 2 (2.04%) React Native
9 2 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) User Experience
2 10 (10.20%) Virtual Team
3 6 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.12%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.06%) Renewable Energy
5 2 (2.04%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.04%) Life Science
5 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Windows
2 10 (10.20%) VMS
3 8 (8.16%) Linux
4 2 (2.04%) Unix
4 2 (2.04%) zOS
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (65.31%) Agile
2 32 (32.65%) Software Testing
3 31 (31.63%) Manual Testing
4 27 (27.55%) Scrum
5 25 (25.51%) Mentoring
6 24 (24.49%) Coaching
7 21 (21.43%) API Testing
8 19 (19.39%) Computer Science
9 18 (18.37%) CI/CD
9 18 (18.37%) OO
10 16 (16.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 16 (16.33%) User Stories
11 15 (15.31%) DevOps
12 14 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 14 (14.29%) TDD
13 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (12.24%) SDLC
14 12 (12.24%) Test Scripting
15 11 (11.22%) Software Engineering
15 11 (11.22%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.98%) C#
2 28 (28.57%) SQL
3 26 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 25 (25.51%) Java
5 10 (10.20%) C++
6 9 (9.18%) Kotlin
7 8 (8.16%) PHP
8 7 (7.14%) Python
9 6 (6.12%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.04%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.04%) COBOL
10 2 (2.04%) JCL
10 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (33.67%) Degree
2 14 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.08%) ISEB
4 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) RACF
2 2 (2.04%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Ansible
1 6 (6.12%) Terraform
2 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) ANSYS
2 10 (10.20%) Bloomberg
3 6 (6.12%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.04%) IBM
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (1.02%) Databricks
5 1 (1.02%) Palantir