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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank - 31 34
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk - 1.37% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.79% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £288 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
176 168 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 73.03% 76.71% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 114 158
Median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% +12.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared

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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared