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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 28 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.89% 2.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 3.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £319 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +11.19%
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
160 178 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 75.47% 67.42% 69.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 137 98
Average daily rate £468 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.50 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.90% +140.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.50 £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015. 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 +5 3 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) UNIX
1 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Integration Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) Information Management
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) J2EE
3 4 (40.00%) Python
3 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (20.00%) DSDM
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Integrator
4 2 (20.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Integration Testing
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) Information Management
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (20.00%) DSDM
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification