The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Suffolk region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 25 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.72% 4.19% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 4.28% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate £350 £328 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £365 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
245 187 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.46% 97.91% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 123 135
Average daily rate £380 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 32
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -59.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.75 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
East of England

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -7 11 £360 +6.27% 1
Stowmarket - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) MDX
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (12.50%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Information Management
6 1 (6.25%) Nessus
6 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (6.25%) CEH

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) MDX
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management
5 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Tcl
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) CEH
2 1 (6.25%) CISMP
2 1 (6.25%) GPEN
2 1 (6.25%) OSCP
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Nessus
2 1 (6.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Qualys