The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Suffolk 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
Software Testing
Rank 46 23 36
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.37% 0.67% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.10% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -33.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
219 91 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 80.81% 61.07% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 61 112
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 15
Average hourly rate £9.63 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.50% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £32.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £37.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 1 £425 - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - - 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) MDX
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
1 3 (42.86%) MDX
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft