The median contractor rate for a Tester was £313 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.

Tester
East Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 33
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Brighton 1.57% - 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% - 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Median daily rate £313 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £331 £304
% change year-on-year +1.58% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £15.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -9.73% -59.45%  

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%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Brighton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Brighton

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 23 June 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%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) Protractor
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) W3C
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) webMethods
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (16.67%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting

Tester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) BrowserStack
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Protractor
2 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) webMethods