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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 30 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 21 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.16% 0.68% -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.23% 0.70% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 0
Median salary £35,000 £22,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
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
337 426 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 98.83% 96.38% 99.14%
Number of salaries quoted 313 389 203
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 23 July 2016.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (71.43%) ISEB
1 25 (71.43%) QA
2 20 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 17 (48.57%) Manual Testing
4 16 (45.71%) Java
5 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 15 (42.86%) Automation Testing
6 12 (34.29%) C#
7 11 (31.43%) Regression Testing
8 10 (28.57%) Online Games
8 10 (28.57%) Games
9 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (25.71%) System Testing
10 7 (20.00%) Selenium
10 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.14%) PHP
11 6 (17.14%) SQL
11 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
11 6 (17.14%) Web Testing
12 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
13 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
13 4 (11.43%) Test Management
13 4 (11.43%) Compatibility Testing
13 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
13 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
13 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
13 4 (11.43%) SDLC
14 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software

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 (11.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (8.57%) JMeter
General
1 10 (28.57%) Games
2 2 (5.71%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) HTML
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Online Games
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 17 (48.57%) Manual Testing
3 15 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 11 (31.43%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.71%) System Testing
5 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.14%) Web Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (11.43%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.43%) Test Management
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (5.71%) V-Model
10 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
11 1 (2.86%) Android Development
11 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) PHP
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) C
5 2 (5.71%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) ISEB
2 15 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (71.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft