Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 12 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.81% 1.86% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.19% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
East Sussex median daily rate £450 £450 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.00% +12.62%
10th Percentile £374 £359 £306
90th Percentile £608 £594 £375
South East median daily rate £450 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £35.27 £42.69
% change year-on-year -41.88% -17.37% +6.71%

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 588 456 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 88.69% 84.60% 83.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 302 271
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.12% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
East Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £22.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.41% +9.56% -1.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £13.56
90th Percentile £43.95 £58.13 £43.13
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.04% -2.57% -5.00%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +1 7 £600 +2.13%
Brighton -15 5 £400 +14.29% 2
Functional Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (58.33%) Identity Access Management
2 5 (41.67%) SailPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) BrowserStack
4 1 (8.33%) Serverless
4 1 (8.33%) Innovative Thinking
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) SAP PI
4 1 (8.33%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (8.33%) BrowserStack
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Appium
1 1 (8.33%) JMeter
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Functional Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management Expert
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Developer
2 1 (8.33%) SAP PI Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Subject Matter Expert
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) SailPoint
2 1 (8.33%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (58.33%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (8.33%) Innovative Thinking
3 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) ABAP
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) SAP