Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Worthing during the 6 months to 20 January 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
West Sussex > Worthing
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worthing 1.57% 4.99% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 5.07% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Worthing median daily rate £310 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.00% +37.93% -
10th Percentile £305 £475 £325
90th Percentile £315 £525 £414
West Sussex median daily rate £308 £368 £325
% change year-on-year -16.33% +13.08% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Worthing median hourly rate - £42.50 -
West Sussex median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worthing. 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
Worthing
Contract vacancies in Worthing with a recognized job title 254 335 196
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.61% 98.24% 98.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 141 85
Worthing median daily rate £475 £450 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.88% +10.00%
10th Percentile £308 £325 £260
90th Percentile £621 £588 £595
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Worthing median hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £25.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +251.85% -46.27% +1.01%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.60 £16.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.87 £36.00
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +32.35% +51.96% +37.69%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Worthing

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Worthing

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worthing

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Worthing

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Worthing

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Worthing region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) API Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Scala
2 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Groovy
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worthing 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 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (75.00%) RESTful
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) API Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (75.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Usability Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Groovy
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian