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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 50 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.10% 3.23% 4.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 3.75% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 10
Average salary £26,500 £28,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.82% -36.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,800 £43,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £30,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
403 267 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 89.16% 86.13% 84.50%
Number of salaries quoted 351 216 183
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) QA
2 12 (60.00%) ISEB
3 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium
5 8 (40.00%) Android
6 7 (35.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
6 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (30.00%) BDD
7 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (25.00%) Benchmarking
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 5 (25.00%) SDLC
9 4 (20.00%) iGaming
9 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (20.00%) Degree
9 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (20.00%) Java
9 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) TDD
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) C#
10 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
10 3 (15.00%) JIRA
11 2 (10.00%) Online Games
11 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Calabash
4 2 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) Capybara
5 1 (5.00%) Gatling
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.00%) RSpec
General
1 4 (20.00%) iGaming
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Games
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) French Language
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Tester
3 7 (35.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Software Analyst
4 6 (30.00%) Software Tester
4 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) Manual Tester
6 4 (20.00%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Graduate
7 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
7 2 (10.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
8 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Android
2 7 (35.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Automation Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
3 6 (30.00%) BDD
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Volume Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Android Development
8 1 (5.00%) ERP
8 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
8 1 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) SAP