The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 30 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - - 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +8.52% -0.76%  
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 Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 141 158 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 82.46% 78.61% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 102 104
Median daily rate £400 £425 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Suffolk

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Suffolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Reinsurance

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA