The median contractor rate for a Tester was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Tester
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 0.81% - 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £150 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 120 124 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 97.56% 100.00% 97.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 81 97
Median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Median hourly rate £12.10 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Ipswich

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Ipswich

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Ipswich

Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Ipswich region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) WPA2
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) WPA
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DSDM
2 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) RSVP
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi

Tester Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) RSVP
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) WPA
2 1 (25.00%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) DSDM
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper