The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Ipswich region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 34 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.17% 0.61% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 0.83% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 9
Average salary £34,500 £27,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.45% +14.58%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
176 240 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 76.52% 73.62% 78.86%
Number of salaries quoted 153 213 256
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,700 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
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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 31 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (70.00%) QA
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (40.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Time Management
3 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) LoadUI
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (70.00%) QA Analyst
4 4 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WSH
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (40.00%) Content Management
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft