Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 86 81
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.52% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.83% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
West Sussex median daily rate £415 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -22.22% +38.46%
10th Percentile £407 £250 £420
90th Percentile £445 £408 £477
South East median daily rate £388 £371 £325
% change year-on-year +4.38% +14.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
West Sussex median hourly rate - - £42.50
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% - +17.85%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,026 961 1,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 89.53% 91.00% 88.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 564 590
West Sussex median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £284 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £554 £550
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.42% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 38
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £46.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +32.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £11.27 £17.50 £13.88
90th Percentile £52.93 £51.15 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -2.04% -4.92%

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 19 December 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 -10 4 £414 -4.00% 2
East Grinstead - 1 £450 - 1
Horsham - 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Confluence
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
6 1 (16.67%) Analytics
6 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (16.67%) SOAP
6 1 (16.67%) Web Services
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Report Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Reports Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle