Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 72 76
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.80% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.00% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
West Sussex median daily rate £350 £444 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.13% +36.54% +71.05%
10th Percentile £250 £414 £313
90th Percentile £373 £476 £338
South East median daily rate £350 £323 £350
% change year-on-year +8.53% -7.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - £44.19 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.69
% change year-on-year - +13.39% +13.39%

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 907 1,000 1,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.70% 88.65% 87.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 563 704
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 28 35
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +27.27% +66.67%
10th Percentile £24.02 £23.37 £12.60
90th Percentile £56.30 £50.00 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

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 17 January 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
Crawley -1 4 £250 - 5
Worthing -4 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £350 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) CMS
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (50.00%) Content Management
3 4 (50.00%) Document Management
3 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
3 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Traceability Matrix
4 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Confluence
4 3 (37.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (37.50%) Maximo
4 3 (37.50%) SAP CO
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) SAP

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 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 3 (37.50%) Confluence
2 3 (37.50%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Maximo
1 3 (37.50%) SAP CO
1 3 (37.50%) SAP FI
1 3 (37.50%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (37.50%) SAP MM
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (50.00%) Content Management
2 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Document Management
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow
3 3 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) SAP