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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 57 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.47% 2.39% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.94% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 2
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
383 238 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 80.63% 81.23% 73.19%
Number of salaries quoted 343 184 224
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
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 28 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) QA
2 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Capybara
4 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) UNIX
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) RSpec
4 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) Capybara
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) RSpec
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) VisiBroker
General
1 3 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Graduate Software Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) DHTML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) DTV
2 1 (6.67%) Online Games
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby
3 4 (26.67%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) SAP