Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 25 September 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.

Tester
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 85 76
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 11 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.00% 0.86% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.90% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 16
West Sussex median daily rate £400 £305 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -8.27% -5.00%
10th Percentile £389 £260 £220
90th Percentile £481 £315 £525
South East median daily rate £398 £334 £350
% change year-on-year +19.10% -4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £9.50 £11.75 £34.37
% change year-on-year -19.15% -65.81% -8.35%

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 1,053 1,003 1,386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 95.43% 97.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 625 820
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% - +9.77%
10th Percentile £300 £253 £261
90th Percentile £545 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.63% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £35.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.43% +12.00% +95.31%
10th Percentile £15.32 £13.00 £11.39
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.68
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in West Sussex

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in West Sussex

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in West Sussex

Tester
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 Tester within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 25 September 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 -8 8 £400 +29.03% 3
Gatwick - 1 £488 -
Horsham - 1 - -
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) QA
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
4 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (36.36%) Confluence
4 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) API Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
6 2 (18.18%) Java
7 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle
7 1 (9.09%) SOAP
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services

Tester 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 1 (9.09%) Gatling
6 1 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
3 4 (36.36%) Software Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (18.18%) API Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Compliance Audit
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (9.09%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Groovy
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com