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 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / West Sussex
Rank 41 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.48% 2.03% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 2.11% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Median daily rate £450 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £254 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £363 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-44.11% +49.12%

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
424 475 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 95.50% 96.54% 98.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 292 251
Median daily rate £410 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 34
Median hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +77.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.30 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 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 - 7 - - 2
Haywards Heath - 2 £475 - 1
Burgess Hill 0 1 - - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 24 (68.57%) Selenium
2 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (54.29%) Java
4 16 (45.71%) Automated Testing
5 14 (40.00%) Scrum
5 14 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (37.14%) JIRA
7 12 (34.29%) Gherkin
7 12 (34.29%) User Stories
8 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
8 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
9 9 (25.71%) QA
9 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
9 9 (25.71%) Confluence
9 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
9 9 (25.71%) Defect Management
10 8 (22.86%) API Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
10 8 (22.86%) RESTful
10 8 (22.86%) Scala
10 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (22.86%) Kanban
10 8 (22.86%) Groovy
10 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (22.86%) Web Services
10 8 (22.86%) Atlassian
11 7 (20.00%) Usability Testing
11 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
11 7 (20.00%) SoapUI

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 9 (25.71%) Confluence
2 2 (5.71%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.86%) SAP FS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 24 (68.57%) Selenium
2 13 (37.14%) JIRA
3 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
4 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
5 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (11.43%) Appium
7 4 (11.43%) Calabash
7 4 (11.43%) Capybara
7 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
8 3 (8.57%) FitNesse
8 3 (8.57%) JBehave
8 3 (8.57%) QADirector
8 3 (8.57%) QARun
9 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.86%) JMeter
10 1 (2.86%) Protractor
10 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) Gherkin
2 8 (22.86%) RESTful
2 8 (22.86%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) CCTV
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Smart Energy
3 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Automated Testing
3 14 (40.00%) Scrum
3 14 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (34.29%) User Stories
5 11 (31.43%) Performance Testing
5 11 (31.43%) Unit Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Defect Management
6 9 (25.71%) Software Engineering
7 8 (22.86%) API Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (22.86%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Kanban
8 7 (20.00%) BDD
8 7 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Usability Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Integration Testing
9 6 (17.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) Groovy
2 8 (22.86%) Scala
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) Ruby
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.57%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) Grafana
3 1 (2.86%) Graphite
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Atlassian
2 5 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.86%) Dynatrace
4 1 (2.86%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft