Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 82 89
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.34% 0.69% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.77% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
West Sussex median daily rate £333 £414 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +10.33% +70.45%
10th Percentile £250 £375 £313
90th Percentile £423 £452 £439
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - £44.19 -
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year - +11.80% +9.52%

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 1,063 909 1,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.70% 90.09% 88.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 549 669
West Sussex median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £297 £280 £250
90th Percentile £563 £549 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 34
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £34.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% -5.56% +69.41%
10th Percentile £15.29 £14.25 £15.12
90th Percentile £67.25 £52.50 £44.28
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
% change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.36%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in West Sussex over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 April 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 3 £375 - 2
Gatwick - 1 £260 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Documentum
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (25.00%) Maximo
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB

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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Maximo
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Python Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Tracking
1 3 (75.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) SAP