The median contractor rate for a Tester was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / West Sussex
Rank 61 44 55
Rank change year-on-year -17 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.58% 3.84% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 3.99% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 0
Median daily rate £160 £323 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

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 501 577 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.09% 96.33% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 347 314
Median daily rate £410 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -1.31%  
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 35
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%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Crawley +2 2 £160 -55.86% 1
Worthing +12 1 £425 - 1
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (62.50%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) Java
4 9 (37.50%) Scrum
5 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 8 (33.33%) JIRA
6 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
7 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
8 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Ruby
8 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 4 (16.67%) Confluence
8 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
8 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.67%) User Stories
8 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 3 (12.50%) Puppet
9 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery

Tester 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Selenium
2 8 (33.33%) JIRA
3 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 3 (12.50%) JBehave
5 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
5 3 (12.50%) QADirector
5 3 (12.50%) QARun
5 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.17%) Appium
7 1 (4.17%) Calabash
7 1 (4.17%) Capybara
7 1 (4.17%) Protractor
7 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 3 (12.50%) RESTful
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) CCTV
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Smart Energy
3 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (12.50%) CRM
6 3 (12.50%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) RAD
6 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) Ruby
3 3 (12.50%) Groovy
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 3 (12.50%) HP
1 3 (12.50%) SAP