The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Ipswich region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 39 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 15 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.03% 0.43% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 0.44% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 5
Median salary £35,000 £26,250 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.00%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Software Tester
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
362 458 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 97.31% 98.92% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 336 398 256
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of job ads across the Ipswich region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Ipswich

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Ipswich region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 17 (65.38%) ISEB
1 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
2 12 (46.15%) QA
3 10 (38.46%) Java
3 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 9 (34.62%) Automation Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Selenium
4 9 (34.62%) C#
4 9 (34.62%) PHP
5 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 8 (30.77%) MySQL
5 8 (30.77%) C++
5 8 (30.77%) HTML
5 8 (30.77%) C
5 8 (30.77%) Web Services
5 8 (30.77%) Firmware
5 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Electronics
5 8 (30.77%) Objective-C
5 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
5 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
5 8 (30.77%) Mobile Application Development
5 8 (30.77%) Android
6 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
7 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 6 (23.08%) Web Testing
7 6 (23.08%) System Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) MySQL
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 8 (30.77%) Electronics
2 4 (15.38%) iGaming
3 1 (3.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Android
1 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Automation Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Automated Testing
3 8 (30.77%) Mobile Application Development
3 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) System Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Web Testing
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Test Management
7 2 (7.69%) V-Model
7 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) PHP
3 8 (30.77%) C
3 8 (30.77%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) Objective-C
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) ISEB
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) QA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago