The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Brighton during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Engineer
East Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 19 39
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 2.62% 7.22% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 7.33% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £298
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Brighton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Brighton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 185 191 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 96.86% 98.45% 97.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 101 171
Median daily rate £350 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £556 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Median hourly rate £11.93 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +9.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Brighton

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Engineer in Brighton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Brighton

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Brighton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Brighton

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Test Engineer 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 Brighton region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA