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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 71 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.18% 1.07% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 1.19% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Median daily rate £390 £425 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.23% +93.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.88% +10.00%  

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 503 674 494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 88.71% 89.99% 84.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 423 329
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Median hourly rate £57.00 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.55% +7.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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
Worthing +23 1 £390 -3.70%
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (57.14%) Protractor
2 4 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) 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 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Protractor
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) SpecFlow
1 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Applications Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (57.14%) Exploratory Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification