Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Manual Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 77 87
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 -23
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.61% 0.79% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.90% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
West Sussex median daily rate £275 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £250
90th Percentile £400 £394 £360
South East median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.87% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £37.50

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 934 1109 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.70% 87.32% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 630 698
West Sussex median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £274
90th Percentile £571 £550 £547
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 31
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +9.38% +100.00%
10th Percentile £24.61 £19.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in West Sussex

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in West Sussex

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in West Sussex over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in West Sussex

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 23 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
Crawley +4 6 £250 -
East Grinstead +7 5 £275 -8.33%
Worthing -6 3 £488 +21.88% 1
Gatwick - 2 £356 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) JIRA
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (23.53%) ETL
7 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 4 (23.53%) Business Analytics
7 4 (23.53%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 3 (17.65%) User Stories
8 3 (17.65%) Tableau
8 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
8 3 (17.65%) QA
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) Migration
9 2 (11.76%) CMS
9 2 (11.76%) JMeter
9 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
9 2 (11.76%) Content Management

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 2 (11.76%) CMS
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Documentum
2 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maximo
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.88%) InfluxDB
3 1 (5.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Burp Suite
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) CircleCI
4 1 (5.88%) git-flow
4 1 (5.88%) Grunt
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) ETL Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
2 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) Business Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) ETL
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
7 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (11.76%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) ABAP
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Go
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) GAMP
2 2 (11.76%) WAI
2 2 (11.76%) WCAG
3 1 (5.88%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Grafana
1 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) Kibana
1 1 (5.88%) logstash
1 1 (5.88%) Marathon
1 1 (5.88%) Mesos
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Tableau
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) SAP