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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 43 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.86% 1.03% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.29% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £41,500 £33,750 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.96% +40.62%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Software Testing
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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
180 232 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 77.25% 79.73% 76.11%
Number of salaries quoted 156 211 295
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Content Management
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) Online Games
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) WSH
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) HND
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) JMeter

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (11.11%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (66.67%) QA Analyst
4 4 (44.44%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Tester
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WSH
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Content Management
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft