The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 25 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.63% 1.30% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.49% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £325 - £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
121 67 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 75.63% 87.01% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 33 76
Median daily rate £400 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £545 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.10 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Ipswich region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Ipswich region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Ipswich region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) MPEG
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) Nagios
4 1 (11.11%) DRM
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Tektronix
4 1 (11.11%) Video on Demand

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Actuarial Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Actuarial Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) HEVC
1 1 (11.11%) PlayReady
1 1 (11.11%) Widevine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) MPEG
1 1 (11.11%) Reinsurance
1 1 (11.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) DRM
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) CA
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Nagra
1 1 (11.11%) Splunk
1 1 (11.11%) Tektronix