The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 42 26 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.57% 4.62% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 6.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Average daily rate
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- £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -44.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
241 279 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 69.25% 71.54% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 188 296
Average daily rate £325 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 8
Average hourly rate £26.98 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.92% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Worthing -6 1 - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Horsham - - - - 2
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) QMS
2 4 (66.67%) Change Control
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Trac
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (16.67%) Trac
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Analysis
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (66.67%) QMS
1 4 (66.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle