The median contractor rate for a QA Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Quality Assurance Tester
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 65 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 1.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £320
% change year-on-year +14.75% -4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 508 582 503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.32% 96.68% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 349 312
Median daily rate £410 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 35
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.40 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in West Sussex

QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Tester in West Sussex

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, QA 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 West Sussex region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Groovy
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
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 3 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) API Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 3 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Groovy
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian