Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 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.

Software Testing
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 52 58
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.92% 0.56% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.66% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
East Sussex median daily rate £494 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.42% +29.17% -1.64%
South East median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Sussex median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% - +17.85%

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 581 454 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 88.70% 84.39% 83.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 303 274
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.96% +5.52%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £602 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
East Sussex median hourly rate £38.75 £24.75 £23.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.57% +4.52% +2.96%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.17 £13.23
90th Percentile £45.60 £58.13 £43.80
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £23.14 £24.50
% change year-on-year +8.30% -5.55% -4.05%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in East Sussex over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 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
Brighton -11 5 £388 +3.33% 1
Hove -1 1 £600 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
1 5 (83.33%) QA
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (66.67%) Data Structures
2 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) OOP
2 4 (66.67%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) QA Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Junior
2 3 (50.00%) Junior Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Junior QA Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 4 (66.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (66.67%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle