Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Software Testing
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 58 67
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.50% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.44% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
East Sussex median daily rate £388 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -4.76% +14.55%
10th Percentile £341 £300 £303
90th Percentile £424 £300 £328
South East median daily rate £330 £360 £358
% change year-on-year -8.33% +0.70% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £39.69
% change year-on-year +16.13% -2.36% +7.99%

Software 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 463 451 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 86.54% 82.75% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 286 418
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 18
East Sussex median hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -12.50% +29.32%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.20 £11.40
90th Percentile £101.25 £34.74 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £24.40 £24.12
% change year-on-year -5.16% +1.16% +37.83%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in East Sussex

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in East Sussex

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in East Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in East Sussex

Software 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 Software Testing within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Brighton - 5 £375 - 2
Hove - 2 - -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Smart Home
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Microservices
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) API Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful
6 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis

Software 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DSL
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Smart Home
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (12.50%) API Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Microservices
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) SOA
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP