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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 71 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.95% 1.06% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.10% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Median daily rate £369 £344 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -10.01%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £306
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +23.33%
Tester
South East

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
755 543 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 98.31% 96.11% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 363 189
Median daily rate £425 £360 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 29
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Crawley -1 7 £388 +12.72%
Worthing -36 3 £350 -
East Grinstead - 2 £300 -
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 11 (34.38%) QA
4 10 (31.25%) Open Source
5 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
5 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
5 9 (28.13%) Selenium
6 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
7 7 (21.88%) Android
7 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
7 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
8 6 (18.75%) JIRA
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Confluence
8 6 (18.75%) Black-Box Testing
8 6 (18.75%) User Experience
9 5 (15.63%) Gatling
9 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (15.63%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) ISEB
9 5 (15.63%) JUnit
9 5 (15.63%) .NET
9 5 (15.63%) XML
9 5 (15.63%) Unix
9 5 (15.63%) Windows
9 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (18.75%) Confluence
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Pig
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Hive
2 3 (9.38%) Big Data
2 3 (9.38%) Sqoop
2 3 (9.38%) Star Schema
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Cucumber
1 9 (28.13%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) JIRA
3 5 (15.63%) Gatling
3 5 (15.63%) JUnit
4 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.38%) PyUnit
4 3 (9.38%) RSpec
4 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.25%) NUnit
6 1 (3.13%) Capybara
6 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
1 5 (15.63%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.13%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (18.75%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Android
1 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Open Source
3 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
6 6 (18.75%) Black-Box Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
7 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.50%) ETL
8 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.38%) CRM
9 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.38%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
1 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
1 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) HDFS
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (6.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Telerik
4 1 (3.13%) Cognos
4 1 (3.13%) hybris
4 1 (3.13%) Tableau