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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 42 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.09% 2.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate £325 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +55.55%
Software Testing
South East

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
391 376 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 85.00% 80.86% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 239 173
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Crawley -4 3 £325 -18.75%
Gatwick - 2 £388 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Android
1 7 (100.00%) Open Source
1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 7 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Defect Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) QA Engineer
2 6 (85.71%) Applications Engineer
3 5 (71.43%) Android Engineer
3 5 (71.43%) Applications Tester
3 5 (71.43%) iOS Tester
3 5 (71.43%) Mobile Tester
3 5 (71.43%) QA Tester
3 5 (71.43%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Android
1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 7 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 7 (100.00%) Open Source
1 7 (100.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA