The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / West Sussex
Rank 39 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.40% 0.60% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.71% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £438 £325 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +71.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.19 - £33.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 - £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
382 424 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 89.25% 85.14% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 265 203
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £23.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Sussex region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing - 5 £438 -
Crawley +11 1 - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) User Stories
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (40.00%) Protractor
3 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (40.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Migration

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
1 4 (40.00%) Protractor
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
1 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Digital Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Transformation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Test Management
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification