The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 54 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.97% 0.29% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.32% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£344 £382 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.01% +17.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £382 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £382 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+180.00% -59.67%
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
478 317 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 92.82% 92.69% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 197 242
Average daily rate £363 £321 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.84% -9.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 35
Average hourly rate £13.55 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.73 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.98 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.09 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -8.05%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 8 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 8 July 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 - 2 £344 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Android
2 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Open Source
3 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) Documentum
3 2 (28.57%) Toad
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) webMethods
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
1 2 (28.57%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium IDE
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) webMethods
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Prism
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft