The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 42 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.41% 0.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
Manual Testing
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
187 262 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 76.02% 83.44% 72.39%
Number of salaries quoted 153 245 283
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Ipswich region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Ipswich

Manual Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) LoadUI
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft