The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 41 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.09% 0.80% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.84% 0.95% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 29 5 6
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,200
% change year-on-year
- +2.33%
Software Testing
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
497 525 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 87.19% 83.87% 84.97%
Number of salaries quoted 449 457 386
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Suffolk

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Software Testing
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +18 21 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Bury St Edmunds -3 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Suffolk region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 35 (79.55%) QA
2 29 (65.91%) ISEB
3 22 (50.00%) Selenium
4 17 (38.64%) SQL
5 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (31.82%) Java
6 14 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (31.82%) SDLC
7 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
7 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
7 13 (29.55%) Android
7 13 (29.55%) Automated Testing
8 12 (27.27%) Perl
8 12 (27.27%) Python
8 12 (27.27%) Automation Testing
8 12 (27.27%) Apple iOS
9 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 10 (22.73%) SoapUI
10 10 (22.73%) BDD
10 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
11 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.91%) Benchmarking
13 7 (15.91%) HTML
13 7 (15.91%) System Testing
13 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
13 7 (15.91%) Degree
14 6 (13.64%) Web Testing
14 6 (13.64%) Online Games

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Suffolk region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) SoapUI
3 6 (13.64%) Calabash
3 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.64%) JUnit
4 3 (6.82%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) JMeter
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
1 6 (13.64%) Games
2 4 (9.09%) iGaming
3 1 (2.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Tester
2 25 (56.82%) Software Tester
3 22 (50.00%) Analyst
4 18 (40.91%) QA Tester
5 17 (38.64%) QA Analyst
6 14 (31.82%) Software Analyst
6 14 (31.82%) Software QA Tester
7 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
8 5 (11.36%) QA Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) Graduate
9 4 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (9.09%) Manual Tester
9 4 (9.09%) QA Leader
9 4 (9.09%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (9.09%) Test Leader
10 3 (6.82%) Graduate Tester
10 3 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
11 2 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
11 2 (4.55%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) HTML
2 6 (13.64%) DHTML
2 6 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Online Games
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Android
2 12 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) SDLC
3 13 (29.55%) Automated Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Regression Testing
4 12 (27.27%) Automation Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 10 (22.73%) BDD
6 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Benchmarking
8 7 (15.91%) System Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Web Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
10 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 4 (9.09%) Test Management
11 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.55%) V-Model
11 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 14 (31.82%) Java
3 12 (27.27%) Perl
3 12 (27.27%) Python
4 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.64%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (65.91%) ISEB
2 14 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (15.91%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (79.55%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Oho Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago