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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 29 61 44
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.04% 2.06% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 2.10% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 19 10 3
Median salary £35,000 £36,250 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +45.00%
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
328 477 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 99.09% 98.15% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 303 445 208
Median salary £35,493 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.20% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 26 June 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 34 (66.67%) QA
2 26 (50.98%) ISEB
3 25 (49.02%) Java
4 21 (41.18%) Software Testing
5 19 (37.25%) Automation Testing
6 17 (33.33%) Games
6 17 (33.33%) Online Games
6 17 (33.33%) C#
7 16 (31.37%) Manual Testing
8 15 (29.41%) Selenium
9 13 (25.49%) ISTQB
10 11 (21.57%) .NET
10 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (19.61%) Android
11 10 (19.61%) Apple iOS
12 9 (17.65%) BDD
12 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
12 9 (17.65%) System Testing
12 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
13 8 (15.69%) PHP
13 8 (15.69%) SQL
13 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
14 7 (13.73%) Web Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
15 6 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
15 6 (11.76%) C
15 6 (11.76%) C++
15 6 (11.76%) HTML

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 (3.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Selenium
2 9 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.88%) Calabash
3 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.88%) JUnit
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) JMeter
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) TestRail
General
1 17 (33.33%) Games
2 6 (11.76%) Electronics
3 5 (9.80%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) HTML
2 6 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) Online Games
2 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Android
1 10 (19.61%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 19 (37.25%) Automation Testing
3 16 (31.37%) Manual Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (17.65%) BDD
6 9 (17.65%) System Testing
6 9 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.73%) Web Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (11.76%) TDD
10 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Information Security
11 4 (7.84%) SDLC
11 4 (7.84%) Test Management
12 3 (5.88%) IT Audit
12 3 (5.88%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) C#
3 8 (15.69%) PHP
3 8 (15.69%) SQL
4 6 (11.76%) C
4 6 (11.76%) C++
4 6 (11.76%) Objective-C
5 3 (5.88%) Perl
5 3 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (50.98%) ISEB
2 13 (25.49%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) BT