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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 46 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.14% 0.82% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.05% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £42,850 £41,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.25% +22.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £41,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £41,500 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
298 190 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 84.90% 78.19% 82.13%
Number of salaries quoted 248 165 221
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) Java
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Test Management
3 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Capybara
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) RSpec
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
5 3 (25.00%) Games
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) VisiBroker
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) UNIX

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) RSpec
2 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) Capybara
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (25.00%) VisiBroker
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Graduate
2 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Graduate Software Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) DHTML
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Online Games
3 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
1 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
1 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) People Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) SAP