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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 38 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 20 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.35% 1.92% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 1.94% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 7
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
364 465 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 97.33% 99.15% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 337 405 251
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 27 (60.00%) QA
2 21 (46.67%) Software Testing
2 21 (46.67%) ISEB
3 20 (44.44%) Selenium
4 19 (42.22%) Java
4 19 (42.22%) Automation Testing
5 15 (33.33%) BDD
5 15 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 13 (28.89%) .NET
7 12 (26.67%) C#
7 12 (26.67%) Games
7 12 (26.67%) TDD
7 12 (26.67%) Online Games
8 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
8 11 (24.44%) Android
9 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
9 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
10 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (20.00%) PHP
10 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (17.78%) SQL
11 8 (17.78%) C
11 8 (17.78%) C++
11 8 (17.78%) HTML
11 8 (17.78%) Web Services
11 8 (17.78%) MySQL
11 8 (17.78%) Electronics
11 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) Confluence
1 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) MySQL
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Selenium
2 15 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.67%) Calabash
3 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.67%) JIRA
3 3 (6.67%) JUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Hudson
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
General
1 12 (26.67%) Games
2 8 (17.78%) Electronics
3 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
2 8 (17.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Online Games
2 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Android
1 11 (24.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Software Testing
2 19 (42.22%) Automation Testing
3 15 (33.33%) BDD
4 12 (26.67%) TDD
5 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Automated Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Mobile Application Development
6 8 (17.78%) Regression Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.56%) Web Testing
8 6 (13.33%) System Testing
8 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Information Security
9 5 (11.11%) SDLC
10 4 (8.89%) Compatibility Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.89%) Test Management
10 4 (8.89%) Threat Modelling
11 3 (6.67%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) PHP
4 8 (17.78%) C
4 8 (17.78%) C++
4 8 (17.78%) Objective-C
4 8 (17.78%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 3 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) ISEB
2 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) BT
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