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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 49 42 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.49% 0.27% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.40% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 11
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£250 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
445 250 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 83.02% 67.39% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 167 204
Average daily rate £400 £330 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 19
Average hourly rate £44.00 £16.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015. 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
Crawley - 3 £333 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) API Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Drools
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) API Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle