The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich - - 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.78% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 99 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 85.37% 77.95% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 60 82
Median daily rate £450 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -23.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £262 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Ipswich

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Ipswich.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Solvency II
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Reinsurance
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Actuarial Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Actuarial Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Solvency II