Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Engineer
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 50 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.92% 1.52% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.57% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
East Sussex median daily rate £525 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year -7.14% -1.41% +24.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
East Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +25.00% -
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +69.00% -37.50% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East Sussex
Contract vacancies in East Sussex with a recognized job title 527 509 690
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 96.77% 99.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 319 469
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £542 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 25
East Sussex median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -6.32% +17.67%
10th Percentile £10.44 £13.15 £10.61
90th Percentile £86.88 £39.30 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in East Sussex

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in East Sussex

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in East Sussex

Test Engineer
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 Test Engineer within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 +3 4 - - 1
Eastbourne +5 1 - -
Hove - 1 £525 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Sussex region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) VB6
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (20.00%) Docker
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Confluence
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Gerrit
3 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (20.00%) Agilent
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 (20.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Gerrit
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Open Source
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (20.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Agilent