Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for Functional Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Functional Testing over the 6 months to 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Functional Testing
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 51 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 +2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.88% 1.54% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 1.85% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
East Sussex median daily rate £450 £344 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.00% +12.62% -6.15%
10th Percentile £359 £306 £289
90th Percentile £594 £375 £325
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East Sussex median hourly rate - - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £35.27 £42.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.37% +6.71% +181.49%

Functional Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 447 433 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 84.02% 83.59% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 269 380
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% +9.85%
10th Percentile £263 £247 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £396
% change year-on-year +6.12% +1.14% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 17
East Sussex median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.93% -6.52% +21.69%
10th Percentile £10.90 £13.45 £13.84
90th Percentile £72.50 £43.35 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £25.00 £26.30
% change year-on-year -4.50% -4.92% +50.26%

Functional Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing Functional Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Functional Testing in East Sussex

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Functional Testing in East Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Functional Testing in East Sussex

Functional Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Functional Testing in East Sussex over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Functional Testing in East Sussex

Functional Testing
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Functional Testing within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hove - 4 £588 -
Brighton - 1 £350 -
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) RAD
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) J2EE
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Struts
3 4 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) JSON
3 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) REST
3 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (40.00%) Dependency Management
3 4 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) W3C
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) BrowserStack
5 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC

Functional Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in East 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 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DSL
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Applications Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Applications Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Java Applications Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Java Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (40.00%) J2EE
2 4 (40.00%) JSON
2 4 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) Struts
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) W3C
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (40.00%) Dependency Management
2 4 (40.00%) RAD
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) SOA
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP