Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 6 months to 24 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.

Tester
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 52 56
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 8 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.46% 0.95% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.98% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £303 £300 £303
90th Percentile £498 £300 £383
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £34.37 £39.37
% change year-on-year -63.63% -12.70% +152.37%

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 531 511 689
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 96.96% 98.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 321 467
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.34% +9.54%
10th Percentile £249 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 26
East Sussex median hourly rate £23.00 £21.43 £18.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +15.26% +17.10%
10th Percentile £10.44 £13.18 £10.61
90th Percentile £86.88 £42.68 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in East Sussex

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in East Sussex

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in East Sussex over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in East Sussex

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in East Sussex

Tester
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 Tester within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 24 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 +11 5 £383 - 1
Hastings - 1 - -
Hove - 1 - -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

Tester 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 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DSL
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Home
1 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) webMethods