The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 28 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.64% 5.91% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 6.06% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Average daily rate
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- £353 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.40% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +11.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
149 198 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 95.51% 97.54% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 147 46
Average daily rate £413 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £8.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Tester
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Jython
1 3 (60.00%) JRuby
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JRuby
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Jython
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL