Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £258 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 21 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.

Software Test Engineer
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 101 84 -
Rank change year-on-year -17 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.094% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West Sussex median daily rate £258 - -
South East median daily rate £325 £340 £413
% change year-on-year -4.41% -17.58% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.89 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.03% -4.22% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1,020 939 1,056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.60% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 566 611
West Sussex median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £199 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 62 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +32.35% +40.21%
10th Percentile £11.58 £13.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in West Sussex

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in West Sussex

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in West Sussex

Software Test Engineer
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 Software Test Engineer within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 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
Chichester - 1 £258 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Software Test Engineer 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 West Sussex region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Thinking

Software Test Engineer 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Thinking
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Python