Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 75 82
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.19% 1.10% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 1.14% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 11
West Sussex median daily rate £330 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -17.24% -
10th Percentile £325 £220 £313
90th Percentile £335 £438 £369
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -7.14% -2.23% +25.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +66.00% -37.50% +23.08%

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 1010 1223 1187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.53% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 706 773
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £217 £261 £250
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 62 49
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +106.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.20 £10.29 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £45.20
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

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 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 24 November 2017. 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
Gatwick +9 1 £330 +11.86%
Worthing -10 1 - -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA

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 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Groovy
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian