The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 23 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.35% 1.53% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 1.99% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Median daily rate £300 £300 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
Software Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
175 151 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 73.22% 77.04% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 88 140
Median daily rate £375 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 11
Median hourly rate £14.73 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.16% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.65 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £13.85 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +6 7 £300 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Scalability Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) TeMIP
3 2 (18.18%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) Nagios
3 2 (18.18%) DRM
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) MPEG
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Multicast
3 2 (18.18%) Tektronix
3 2 (18.18%) Video on Demand
3 2 (18.18%) Widevine
3 2 (18.18%) PlayReady
3 2 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (18.18%) Reinsurance
3 2 (18.18%) HEVC
3 2 (18.18%) Splunk
3 2 (18.18%) Nagra

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Actuarial Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Commercial Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HEVC
1 2 (18.18%) PlayReady
1 2 (18.18%) Widevine
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) MPEG
1 2 (18.18%) Reinsurance
1 2 (18.18%) Video on Demand
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) DRM
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nagios
1 2 (18.18%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) CA
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Nagra
1 2 (18.18%) Splunk
1 2 (18.18%) Tektronix