The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Ipswich region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 24 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 23 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.52% 1.27% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 1.28% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 7
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Tester
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
344 467 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 97.45% 98.73% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 323 424 221
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of job ads across the Ipswich region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Tester
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Tester Salary Trend in Ipswich

Tester
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Ipswich region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 30 (60.00%) QA
2 23 (46.00%) Java
3 22 (44.00%) ISEB
4 20 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 18 (36.00%) Automation Testing
6 16 (32.00%) Selenium
7 15 (30.00%) Online Games
7 15 (30.00%) Games
7 15 (30.00%) C#
8 14 (28.00%) .NET
9 13 (26.00%) Manual Testing
10 12 (24.00%) Android
10 12 (24.00%) Apple iOS
11 11 (22.00%) BDD
11 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
11 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
12 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
12 10 (20.00%) Mobile App
13 9 (18.00%) PHP
14 8 (16.00%) SQL
14 8 (16.00%) C
14 8 (16.00%) C++
14 8 (16.00%) HTML
14 8 (16.00%) Web Services
14 8 (16.00%) MySQL
14 8 (16.00%) Electronics
14 8 (16.00%) Firmware
14 8 (16.00%) TDD

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) MySQL
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Selenium
2 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.00%) Calabash
3 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.00%) JIRA
3 3 (6.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Hudson
4 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 15 (30.00%) Games
2 8 (16.00%) Electronics
3 5 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
2 8 (16.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Online Games
2 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
3 10 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Android
1 12 (24.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 18 (36.00%) Automation Testing
3 13 (26.00%) Manual Testing
4 11 (22.00%) BDD
5 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 8 (16.00%) System Testing
6 8 (16.00%) TDD
6 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Web Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Information Security
8 5 (10.00%) SDLC
9 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.00%) Test Management
9 4 (8.00%) Threat Modelling
10 3 (6.00%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Java
2 15 (30.00%) C#
3 9 (18.00%) PHP
4 8 (16.00%) C
4 8 (16.00%) C++
4 8 (16.00%) Objective-C
4 8 (16.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) Perl
5 3 (6.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) ISEB
2 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) BT