The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 22 45
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.81% 6.57% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 6.81% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £500 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £300
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  

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 271 279 347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 97.83% 96.54% 98.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 164 234
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 15
Median hourly rate £11.93 £16.84 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.15% +5.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 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 -10 5 £500 - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 June 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%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA