The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 32 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 3.12% 4.73% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 5.02% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 1
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Sussex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
360 279 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 93.51% 94.26% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 151 192
Average daily rate £288 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £436 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £38.75 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the East Sussex region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the East Sussex region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

Tester
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton -7 8 £350 -3.44% 2
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) VBScript
2 5 (41.67%) VB
2 5 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Finance
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (8.33%) Ant
6 1 (8.33%) JUnit
6 1 (8.33%) Hudson
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) openSUSE
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Scrum
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Kanban
1 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) VBScript
1 5 (41.67%) VB
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
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