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 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 35 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.02% 2.30% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 2.35% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 1
Median salary £20,500 £21,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.65% -14.00%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
197 425 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 100.00% 97.93% 98.23%
Number of salaries quoted 163 376 217
Median salary £38,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Xbox
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET

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:

General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft