Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Test Engineer
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 85 72
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.02% 0.40% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.41% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
West Sussex median daily rate £401 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £287 £363 £199
90th Percentile £438 £388 £450
South East median daily rate £390 £338 £386
% change year-on-year +15.56% -12.62% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
West Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £50.00 £45.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +9.00% -
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +72.00% -39.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1,032 967 1,071
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.70% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 585 614
West Sussex median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £226 £206 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 64 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +32.35% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £51.00 £52.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in West Sussex

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in West Sussex

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in West Sussex

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in West Sussex

Test Engineer
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 Test Engineer within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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 -4 8 £425 -
Chichester - 1 £258 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
1 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) User Stories
3 7 (63.64%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (45.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
4 5 (45.45%) QA
4 5 (45.45%) Selenium
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) Scala
5 4 (36.36%) WCAG
5 4 (36.36%) JSON
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) JUnit
5 4 (36.36%) Games
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (36.36%) RSpec
5 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
5 4 (36.36%) Confluence
5 4 (36.36%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) SOA
6 3 (27.27%) Atlassian

Test Engineer Skill Set
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 (36.36%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Cucumber
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) JUnit
3 4 (36.36%) RSpec
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 4 (36.36%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Acceptance Criteria
3 7 (63.64%) User Stories
4 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (36.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Test Planning
5 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
5 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
6 3 (27.27%) BPMN
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) SOA
7 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
7 2 (18.18%) Coaching
7 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 1 (9.09%) API Testing
8 1 (9.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Scala
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) webMethods