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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 50 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.53% 2.48% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 3.19% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 7
Average salary £28,750 £45,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.11% +104.54%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
317 251 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 80.87% 77.71% 78.91%
Number of salaries quoted 249 179 203
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 11 (68.75%) Manual Testing
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
7 3 (18.75%) Change Management
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
8 2 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) Selenium
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) Telerik
8 2 (12.50%) Billing
8 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 6 (37.50%) Software Tester
4 5 (31.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
6 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Software Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Manual Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) DSDM
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) V-Model
6 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Tcl
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle