The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 61 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.21% 1.14% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 1.18% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 5
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +81.81%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +13.63%
Test Engineer
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
469 338 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 98.74% 96.57% 97.70%
Number of salaries quoted 412 257 274
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Ipswich region.

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Tcl
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Perl

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Tcl