The median contractor rate for a Tester was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 3 months to 26 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.

Tester
South East / East Sussex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.82% - 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% - 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £313 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 - £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.54 £27.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -50.76% -25.67%  

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 269 274 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 97.82% 96.48% 98.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 161 250
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £296 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

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

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 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 3 months to 26 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 - 3 £313 - 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 26 June 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 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) Protractor
5 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Smart Home
6 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
6 1 (12.50%) Component Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Data Protection

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
1 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Protractor
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
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 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Component Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) OWASP
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) webMethods