The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 36 40 54
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.94% 4.23% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 4.91% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 10
Average salary £25,500 £45,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.33% +87.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £39,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £45,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
Software Testing
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
233 285 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 83.51% 86.10% 70.62%
Number of salaries quoted 176 260 229
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Ipswich

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) DSDM
6 2 (16.67%) Telerik
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) V-Model
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 2 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Software Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Software Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) DSDM
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Tcl
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Telerik
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
Ipswich
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Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago