Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 31 31
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 1.59% 1.64% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.73% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Ipswich median daily rate £350 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.21% +8.33% +24.57%
10th Percentile £313 £481 £365
90th Percentile £387 £494 £475
Suffolk median daily rate £390 £338 £400
% change year-on-year +15.56% -15.63% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Ipswich median hourly rate - - -
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Ipswich
Contract vacancies in Ipswich with a recognized job title 220 289 261
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.30% 94.75% 97.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 173 173
Ipswich median daily rate £400 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £211 £253 £263
90th Percentile £573 £575 £575
Suffolk median daily rate £388 £416 £400
% change year-on-year -6.91% +4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Ipswich median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% +18.37% -5.77%
10th Percentile £14.80 £9.99 £9.35
90th Percentile £37.20 £30.83 £14.48
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £16.56 £12.50
% change year-on-year -27.53% +32.46% -3.85%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

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 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 November 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%) Data Protection
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA