Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Software Testing
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 97 82
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15 -24
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.55% 0.99% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 7
West Sussex median daily rate £411 £418 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +67.00% -
10th Percentile £375 £313 £210
90th Percentile £443 £450 £341
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -6.67% +8.70% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% -11.76%

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 949 1274 927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.30% 89.66% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 760 609
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £409 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +6.17% +10.00%
10th Percentile £290 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £536
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 21
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +75.05% +36.42%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.40 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.63 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +7.14%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in West Sussex

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in West Sussex

Software Testing
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 Testing in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in West Sussex

Software 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 Software Testing within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Worthing +23 6 £411 -14.92%
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (50.00%) Protractor
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Software 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Protractor
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer in Test
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification