The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Sussex region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / West Sussex
Rank 42 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.83% 0.94% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +40.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
416 511 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 95.41% 96.23% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 320 250
Median daily rate £408 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 32
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Sussex region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Test Engineer
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 Test Engineer within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 18 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 - 6 - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 13 (76.47%) QA
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) TDD
3 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
4 11 (64.71%) WebDriver
5 10 (58.82%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (52.94%) Games
6 9 (52.94%) User Stories
6 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
6 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
7 8 (47.06%) Scala
7 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
8 7 (41.18%) Java
9 6 (35.29%) JUnit
9 6 (35.29%) WCAG
9 6 (35.29%) JSON
9 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
9 6 (35.29%) RSpec
9 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
9 6 (35.29%) Web Testing
10 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
10 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
10 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (17.65%) Scrum
10 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 3 (17.65%) .NET
11 2 (11.76%) C#

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 11 (64.71%) WebDriver
3 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
4 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (35.29%) JUnit
4 6 (35.29%) RSpec
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 2 (11.76%) Protractor
5 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.88%) LabVIEW
6 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (52.94%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (70.59%) Automated Testing
1 12 (70.59%) TDD
2 10 (58.82%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 9 (52.94%) User Stories
4 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 6 (35.29%) Web Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Scala
2 7 (41.18%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) QA
2 6 (35.29%) WCAG