Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 55 46
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 16 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 2.58% 0.58% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 0.61% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -13.36%
South East median daily rate £398 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +9.66% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.20 £12.50 £34.37
% change year-on-year +5.60% -63.63% -12.70%

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 607 494 455
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.90% 95.74% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 348 276
East Sussex median daily rate £425 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +2.07% +3.57%
10th Percentile £285 £184 £213
90th Percentile £578 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £434 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.06% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 20
East Sussex median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +142.42% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.23 £12.13 £11.93
90th Percentile £48.68 £45.00 £42.23
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

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 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 18 January 2019. 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 -2 13 £400 +1.27% 2
Hove - 2 £475 - 1
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Sussex region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 12 (75.00%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 5 (31.25%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) RESTful
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Angular 2
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) React
7 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) JSON

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 (6.25%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
3 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (6.25%) JMeter
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) Angular 2
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) React
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Coaching
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.25%) DevOps
7 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) QA Automation
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com