The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Suffolk region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 21 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.20% 0.53% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 0.56% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £388 - £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £39.37 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +38.14%
Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
223 179 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 93.70% 95.72% 97.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 106 179
Median daily rate £388 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.39 £15.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Suffolk region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Tester
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 Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 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 +4 4 £488 - 1
Felixstowe - 2 - -
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
6 2 (13.33%) DSDM
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 1 (6.67%) Validation
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) WPA
7 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
7 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.67%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) WPA2
7 1 (6.67%) Android
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Software Testing

Tester Skill Set
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 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
2 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) WPA
2 1 (6.67%) WPA2
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 6 (40.00%) V-Model
3 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) DSDM
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Google
Suffolk
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