The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / West Sussex
Rank 62 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.39% 0.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £363 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £311
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.94 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +8.10%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 499 577 496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.08% 96.33% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 347 309
Median daily rate £410 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 34
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.40 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in West Sussex

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in West Sussex over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing - 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
1 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
1 8 (88.89%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (66.67%) User Stories
2 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Scala
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Games
3 5 (55.56%) JUnit
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Web Testing
3 5 (55.56%) WCAG
3 5 (55.56%) JSON
3 5 (55.56%) RSpec
3 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Protractor
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) WebDriver
2 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 5 (55.56%) JUnit
2 5 (55.56%) RSpec
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Protractor
3 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (66.67%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Automated Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Defect Tracking
1 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
2 6 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) User Stories
3 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 5 (55.56%) Web Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Scala
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) WCAG