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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 37 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.10% 0.54% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 0.56% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Average daily rate
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£368 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.05 £29.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-51.96% +77.27%
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
227 178 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 95.38% 95.70% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 125 171
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £26.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £340 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (55.56%) SQL
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) ETL
4 4 (22.22%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) SAP
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) QA
5 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 3 (16.67%) MDX
5 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (16.67%) XML
5 3 (16.67%) ISEB
5 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (5.56%) Selenium
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
7 1 (5.56%) LAN
7 1 (5.56%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) VPN

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) IPsec
1 1 (5.56%) CTI
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) MDX
1 3 (16.67%) XML
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (22.22%) ETL
4 4 (22.22%) System Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCSA
2 1 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire