Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 15 December 2019 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.

Manual Testing
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 62 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.95% 1.06% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £203 £253 £325
90th Percentile £385 £608 £375
South East median daily rate £375 £398 £375
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.10 £36.55 -
% change year-on-year -64.16% - -

Manual 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 443 584 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 84.38% 88.75% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 363 305
East Sussex median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
East Sussex median hourly rate £19.71 £35.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.69% +41.41% +9.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £28.00 £43.95 £58.13
South East median hourly rate £26.69 £25.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +6.75% +8.04% -3.38%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in East Sussex

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in East Sussex

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in East Sussex over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in East Sussex

Manual 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 Manual Testing within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 15 December 2019. 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
Brighton +15 5 £375 +15.38% 1
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Manual 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 Manual Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver

Manual 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft