The median contractor rate for a Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Worthing during the 3 months to 30 April 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
West Sussex / Worthing
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 51 21
Rank change year-on-year +18 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worthing 0.77% 2.46% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 2.50% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £308
% change year-on-year -1.53% +5.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.07 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -58.47% +16.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Worthing. 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
Worthing
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 240 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worthing 99.23% 98.36% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 107 55
Median daily rate £488 £441 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Worthing

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

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worthing

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Worthing

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Worthing region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) JIRA
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
4 3 (37.50%) Puppet
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) Confluence
4 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) Scala
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) JBehave
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (37.50%) Microservices
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) API Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 3 (37.50%) TDD

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 3 (37.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) JIRA
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
3 3 (37.50%) JBehave
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) QADirector
3 3 (37.50%) QARun
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (12.50%) Protractor
4 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Gherkin
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) API Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 3 (37.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Microservices
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Security Testing
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Usability Testing
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Groovy
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby
1 3 (37.50%) Scala
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Atlassian