Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £300 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.

Tester
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 48 69
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 20 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.91% 3.24% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 3.35% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 21
West Sussex median daily rate £300 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +6.92% -13.33%
10th Percentile £258 £198 £250
90th Percentile £438 £528 £375
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - £42.50 -
South East median hourly rate £12.50 £34.37 £39.37
% change year-on-year -63.63% -12.70% +152.37%

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%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in West Sussex over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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
Worthing -12 8 £310 -38.00% 2
East Grinstead +3 5 £275 -8.33%
Crawley -4 2 £270 +35.00%
Gatwick +6 1 £240 -15.79%
Tester
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 9 (45.00%) Selenium
4 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
6 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (30.00%) JIRA
6 6 (30.00%) BDD
6 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
6 6 (30.00%) API Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (25.00%) User Stories
7 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) Business Analytics
8 4 (20.00%) Analytics
8 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
9 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (15.00%) RESTful
9 3 (15.00%) Scala

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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) Burp Suite
4 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) Maven
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (15.00%) RESTful
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) Spring
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) API Testing
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (25.00%) User Stories
7 4 (20.00%) Analytics
7 4 (20.00%) Business Analytics
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Kanban
8 3 (15.00%) Security Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) Groovy
3 3 (15.00%) Scala
4 2 (10.00%) ABAP
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) GAMP
2 2 (10.00%) WAI
2 2 (10.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Tableau
2 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP