The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Ipswich region.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank - 48 47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich - 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Average salary - £26,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.63%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
234 319 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 98.73% 96.37% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 204 292 285
Average salary £40,000 £39,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,472 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.97% -0.07%
Software Tester
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Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) Sahi
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
6 1 (14.29%) Games
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (14.29%) Online Games
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) HND
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) JMeter

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Sahi
2 3 (42.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Online Games
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerHouse
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft