Period
to 23 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 41 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 135 138 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 6.46% 5.65% 6.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 6.36% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 102 132 156
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +19.21% -5.63%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,850 £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 1830 2169 2328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 87.52% 88.86% 88.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1988 2046
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 23 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 23 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 +22 63 £53,500 +1.90% 4
Horsham -12 25 £30,000 -11.11%
Gatwick -5 16 £45,000 -12.62% 2
Crawley +7 15 £30,000 -31.03% 1
Burgess Hill -10 12 £47,500 +5.56%
Haywards Heath -1 3 £52,500 +23.53% 1
Test Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 104 (77.04%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.44%) C#
3 53 (39.26%) Java
3 53 (39.26%) .NET
4 51 (37.78%) REST
5 49 (36.30%) HTML
6 48 (35.56%) SQL Server
6 48 (35.56%) JavaScript
6 48 (35.56%) SQL
7 46 (34.07%) CSS
8 44 (32.59%) AngularJS
9 41 (30.37%) Software Engineering
10 39 (28.89%) Scrum
10 39 (28.89%) Relational Database
11 37 (27.41%) JSON
12 36 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 36 (26.67%) ASP.NET
12 36 (26.67%) XML
13 35 (25.93%) SOAP
13 35 (25.93%) Degree
14 34 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (23.70%) MVC
16 29 (21.48%) Oracle
16 29 (21.48%) WCF
16 29 (21.48%) .NET Framework
16 29 (21.48%) Microservices
17 28 (20.74%) Windows
18 27 (20.00%) Test Scripting
19 25 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
19 25 (18.52%) 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 (5.93%) Confluence
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.37%) GitHub
4 4 (2.96%) OpenShift
4 4 (2.96%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.74%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.22%) HTTP
3 2 (1.48%) Firewall
3 2 (1.48%) Wireless
4 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 39 (28.89%) Relational Database
3 22 (16.30%) RDBMS
4 13 (9.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
6 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (16.30%) Selenium
2 18 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 17 (12.59%) HP UFT
3 17 (12.59%) SoapUI
4 14 (10.37%) Bitbucket
5 13 (9.63%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.63%) JUnit
5 13 (9.63%) Maven
6 8 (5.93%) JIRA
7 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.44%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.22%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.22%) Subversion
9 3 (2.22%) TestNG
9 3 (2.22%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.48%) NUnit
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.48%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (11.85%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Games
2 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.96%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (45.93%) Developer
2 35 (25.93%) Test Engineer
3 33 (24.44%) C# Developer
4 29 (21.48%) C# Software Developer
5 23 (17.04%) .NET Developer
5 23 (17.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (16.30%) .NET Software Developer
6 22 (16.30%) .NET Software Engineer
6 22 (16.30%) Agile .NET Developer
6 22 (16.30%) Agile C# Developer
6 22 (16.30%) Agile Developer
6 22 (16.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 22 (16.30%) C# Software Engineer
6 22 (16.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 22 (16.30%) Software Engineer
7 20 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
8 16 (11.85%) Senior Developer
9 15 (11.11%) Angular Developer
9 15 (11.11%) Java Developer
9 15 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (39.26%) .NET
2 51 (37.78%) REST
3 49 (36.30%) HTML
4 46 (34.07%) CSS
5 44 (32.59%) AngularJS
6 37 (27.41%) JSON
7 36 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 36 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 36 (26.67%) XML
8 35 (25.93%) SOAP
9 29 (21.48%) .NET Framework
9 29 (21.48%) WCF
10 22 (16.30%) .NET Core
10 22 (16.30%) Ajax
10 22 (16.30%) Entity Framework
10 22 (16.30%) HTML5
10 22 (16.30%) React
10 22 (16.30%) XSD
10 22 (16.30%) XSL
11 19 (14.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.59%) Computer Science
3 14 (10.37%) User Experience
4 7 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.96%) Fintech
6 3 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.74%) Windows
2 17 (12.59%) Linux
3 15 (11.11%) Unix
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (77.04%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.37%) Software Engineering
3 39 (28.89%) Scrum
4 34 (25.19%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (23.70%) MVC
6 29 (21.48%) Microservices
7 27 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 25 (18.52%) Waterfall
9 21 (15.56%) Manual Testing
9 21 (15.56%) Web Development
10 20 (14.81%) Integration Testing
11 19 (14.07%) SDLC
12 14 (10.37%) Front End Development
12 14 (10.37%) Refactoring
13 13 (9.63%) Unit Testing
14 11 (8.15%) DevOps
14 11 (8.15%) TDD
15 10 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
15 10 (7.41%) Software Testing
15 10 (7.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 60 (44.44%) C#
2 53 (39.26%) Java
3 48 (35.56%) JavaScript
3 48 (35.56%) SQL
4 20 (14.81%) Scala
5 14 (10.37%) T-SQL
6 13 (9.63%) Python
7 10 (7.41%) C++
7 10 (7.41%) VBScript
8 9 (6.67%) Groovy
9 8 (5.93%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.96%) PHP
11 3 (2.22%) Ruby
12 2 (1.48%) Perl
12 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.74%) VB
13 1 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (25.93%) Degree
2 11 (8.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.67%) ISEB
3 9 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.37%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) Docker
2 5 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.48%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.74%) Ansible
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (21.48%) Oracle
2 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.93%) HP
4 7 (5.19%) AppDynamics
4 7 (5.19%) Splunk
5 5 (3.70%) VMware
6 3 (2.22%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.22%) Google
7 2 (1.48%) webMethods