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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 26 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.89% 0.55% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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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
128 131 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 80.50% 72.38% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 104 56
Average daily rate £475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +64.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Shell Script
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) User Stories
3 5 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Release Management
4 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (50.00%) Information Management
4 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Military
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (75.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Integrator
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) User Stories
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Information Management
3 4 (50.00%) Release Management
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Shell Script
2 5 (62.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification