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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 3.25% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +9.23% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 242 241 303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 87.36% 83.39% 85.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 149 206
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £11.93 £21.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.13% +6.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton - 8 £375 -
Hove - 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Smart Home

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) QA Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (40.00%) Test Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Home
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Open Source
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
7 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
1 5 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft