Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.34% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
West Sussex median daily rate £425 - -
South East median daily rate £365 £320 £256
% change year-on-year +14.06% +24.88% -19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £50.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%

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 1,147 936 1,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.00% 97.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 560 742
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £280 £219
90th Percentile £550 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 35
West Sussex median hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.58% -34.00% +53.85%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.76 £13.70
90th Percentile £67.25 £49.13 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +1.43% -6.67% +7.45%

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 24 May 2018. 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
Worthing - 3 - -
Crawley - 1 £425 -
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) HNC
2 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (75.00%) Protractor
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Protractor
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (75.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) HNC
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft