Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 55 46
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.64% 0.19% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.23% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
East Sussex median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +105.88%
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 524 428 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 86.04% 83.27% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 294 246
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.34% +1.71%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
East Sussex median hourly rate £38.75 £26.00 £24.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.04% +6.82% -8.50%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.26 £13.34
90th Percentile £48.68 £45.00 £44.10
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -21.05%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -6 9 £350 - 1
Hove - 1 £600 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) Coaching
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) QA
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Banking
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) Publishing
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) PMP
7 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Tester
3 5 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (50.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Coaching
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian