The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Brighton during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
East Sussex / Brighton
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 2.19% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.92% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 129 187 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 94.16% 98.94% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 121 117
Median daily rate £350 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Brighton

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Brighton

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Brighton

Tester Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Brighton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
1 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Protractor
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) W3C
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP

Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (66.67%) Protractor
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) SpecFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
2 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB