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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 56 36 44
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.39% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.63% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £195 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -47.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -17.64%
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
487 318 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 94.20% 94.64% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 198 267
Average daily rate £388 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 22 29
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -22.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £84.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Toad
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) webMethods
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Documentum
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) ODBC
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Validation

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) Documentum
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Toad
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) webMethods
2 1 (25.00%) HP