The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 29 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.03% 1.66% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.75% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
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£369 £351 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +16.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £370 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-30.55% -10.00%
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
189 171 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 95.94% 94.48% 97.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 132 193
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 24
Average hourly rate £12.75 £10.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% -43.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £9.63 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £14.72 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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 4 £369 +5.20% 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) MDX
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) IPsec
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) SSH
1 1 (8.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCSE
2 1 (8.33%) CCSA
2 1 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
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