The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 54 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.92% 2.59% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.69% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 3
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
463 334 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 98.72% 96.25% 97.70%
Number of salaries quoted 405 249 274
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

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 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 8 (72.73%) QA
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) Games
2 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) Online Games
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) RSpec
5 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Billing
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Ruby
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) Capybara
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) MS Excel

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) RSpec
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Capybara
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (63.64%) Games
2 2 (18.18%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Online Games
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Automation Testing
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Ruby
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft