The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Ipswich region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 23 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.00% 1.49% 9.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 1.56% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 14
Average daily rate
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£353 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
169 64 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 96.57% 95.52% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 41 100
Average daily rate £403 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 30
Average hourly rate £10.50 £16.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.35 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) SQL
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) System Testing
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) MDX
4 4 (22.22%) QA
4 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (22.22%) SAP
4 4 (22.22%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) XML
1 4 (22.22%) MDX
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
3 5 (27.78%) System Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Information Management
5 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) GPEN
3 1 (5.56%) OSCP
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) GIAC
3 1 (5.56%) CEH
3 1 (5.56%) CISMP
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Nessus
2 1 (5.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.56%) Qualys