The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
South East / West Sussex
Rank 57 61 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.39% 0.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £160 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £300 £290
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year -65.51% +28.88%  

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 496 560 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.45% 96.22% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 341 309
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 31
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
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 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in West Sussex

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in West Sussex

Software Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in West Sussex

Software Tester
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 Tester within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 2 £160 - 1
Software Tester
South East