Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 89 98
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.84% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.53% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
West Sussex median daily rate £388 - £325
10th Percentile £280 - £265
90th Percentile £434 - £401
South East median daily rate £374 £313 £366
% change year-on-year +19.60% -14.68% +23.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £50.00 £45.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +70.00% -7.41% -30.32%

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 1,148 947 1,206
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.95% 97.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 567 742
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £280 £219
90th Percentile £550 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.87% +1.32% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 41 37
West Sussex median hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.58% -40.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £15.04 £12.00 £14.05
90th Percentile £67.25 £48.75 £44.70
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +8.57%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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 -1 6 - - 1
Crawley - 3 £375 - 1
East Grinstead - 1 £400 -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
4 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 6 (60.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (40.00%) QA
6 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Validation
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (30.00%) .NET
7 3 (30.00%) HNC
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Marketing
7 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
7 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (30.00%) Protractor
7 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (30.00%) User Stories

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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) Protractor
3 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) RSpec
5 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (10.00%) JBehave
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (30.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Validation
7 2 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) Scala
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (30.00%) HNC
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian