The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 41 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.71% 0.94% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.98% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 10
Average salary £25,500 £28,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +32.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £19,950
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,500 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
277 306 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 94.86% 95.92% 99.71%
Number of salaries quoted 210 280 318
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Telerik
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Test Management

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Telerik