The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 71 60
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 0.81% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.82% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £320 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £298
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  

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 473 736 524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 95.36% 98.79% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 450 347
Median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 19
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 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 Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Protractor
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Protractor
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35 - £40 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago