The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East Sussex region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 25 37
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex - 3.24% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.43% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +40.20%
Job Titles Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
265 204 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 94.31% 94.44% 98.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 170
Average daily rate £290 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 15
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £26.80 £25.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Tester
South East

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
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Brighton - - - - 2
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) RDF
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) K2 blackpearl
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) RDF
1 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft