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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 18 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.59% 2.86% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 3.26% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£370 £351 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.56% +13.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +45.00%
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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
112 92 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 96.55% 87.62% 98.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 68 159
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £9.63 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.25% -37.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.48 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £32.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 9 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (40.00%) QA
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (30.00%) ETL
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) System Testing
6 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (20.00%) MDX
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) ISEB
7 2 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) IPsec
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire