The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / East Sussex
Rank - 38 36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex - 0.68% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.69% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £500 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
East Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 197 290 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 93.36% 98.98% 97.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 197 164
Median daily rate £350 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 23
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in East Sussex that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in East Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in East Sussex

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Calabash
2 1 (50.00%) Appium
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Android

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (50.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Appium
1 1 (50.00%) Calabash
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) SDET