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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 21 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.84% 3.03% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 3.23% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £360 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £360 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £79.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-58.99% +128.05%
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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
137 93 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 97.16% 93.94% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 75 61
Average daily rate £420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (83.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Jython
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) JRuby
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JRuby
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Jython
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft