The median contractor rate for a Tester was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 2.94% 2.58% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 2.60% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £250 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +11.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £338 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £335
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 Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 166 192 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 97.65% 98.97% 98.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 132 122
Median daily rate £400 £401 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +0.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 18
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £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 Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Suffolk

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Suffolk

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Suffolk over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Suffolk

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Suffolk

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 1 £150 - 2
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) WPA2
5 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel

Tester Skill Set
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) BGP
2 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) OSPF
2 1 (8.33%) RSVP
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) WPA
2 1 (8.33%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) V-Model
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) DSDM
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper