The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - 42 36
Permanent jobs citing Games 0 21 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk - 3.74% 6.03%
As % of the General category - 12.80% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 21 33
Average salary - £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

General Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
105 164 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 26.79% 29.18% 35.59%
Number of salaries quoted 92 142 222
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Games
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Games Salary Trend in Suffolk

Games
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk region citing Games also 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 that cited Games.

1 2 (100.00%) Online Games
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) HND
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk region citing Games also 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 that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Online Games
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago