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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 56 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.63% 1.46% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.84% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 3
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +27.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
391 272 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 81.63% 79.30% 78.62%
Number of salaries quoted 338 196 216
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Billing
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) DSDM
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (18.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Tester
4 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Software Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) DSDM
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) V-Model
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
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