The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Sussex region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / West Sussex
Rank 48 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.31% 2.51% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 2.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Median daily rate £425 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £290
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

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
439 459 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 95.85% 95.82% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 279 299
Median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.40 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Tester
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 Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 19 February 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 £425 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 21 (67.74%) Selenium
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Java
4 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Scrum
5 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
6 10 (32.26%) JIRA
7 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
7 9 (29.03%) Gherkin
7 9 (29.03%) User Stories
8 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
8 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
9 7 (22.58%) BDD
9 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (22.58%) Mobile App
10 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Confluence
10 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
10 6 (19.35%) QA
10 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
10 6 (19.35%) TDD
11 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Kanban
11 5 (16.13%) Groovy
11 5 (16.13%) Atlassian
11 5 (16.13%) C#
11 5 (16.13%) Web Services
11 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Jenkins

Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 21 (67.74%) Selenium
2 10 (32.26%) JIRA
3 9 (29.03%) WebDriver
4 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
5 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
6 4 (12.90%) Appium
6 4 (12.90%) Calabash
6 4 (12.90%) Capybara
6 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
6 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
7 3 (9.68%) FitNesse
7 3 (9.68%) JBehave
7 3 (9.68%) QADirector
7 3 (9.68%) QARun
8 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
9 1 (3.23%) JMeter
9 1 (3.23%) Protractor
9 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Gherkin
2 5 (16.13%) RESTful
2 5 (16.13%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) .NET
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) CCTV
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Energy
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
4 9 (29.03%) User Stories
5 8 (25.81%) Performance Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
6 7 (22.58%) BDD
7 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
7 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
7 6 (19.35%) TDD
8 5 (16.13%) API Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (16.13%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Kanban
9 4 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (12.90%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) C#
2 5 (16.13%) Groovy
2 5 (16.13%) Scala
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.68%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Grafana
3 1 (3.23%) Graphite
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Atlassian
2 3 (9.68%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.23%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft