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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 48 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.11% 2.25% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 2.63% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 1
Median salary £33,750 £28,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.46% -31.92%
UK excluding London median salary £34,738 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-0.74% -
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
466 418 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 85.19% 85.66% 82.44%
Number of salaries quoted 427 357 280
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of job ads across the Suffolk region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +12 8 £35,000 +29.62%
Bury St Edmunds - 4 £32,500 -
Felixstowe - 2 £36,000 -
Stowmarket - 2 £27,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 26 (63.41%) QA
2 20 (48.78%) ISEB
3 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) SQL
4 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
5 13 (31.71%) Selenium
6 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Regression Testing
7 10 (24.39%) Java
8 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
8 9 (21.95%) ISTQB
8 9 (21.95%) SDLC
9 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
9 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
11 6 (14.63%) System Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Web Testing
11 6 (14.63%) PHP
11 6 (14.63%) Windows
12 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.20%) Python
12 5 (12.20%) C#
13 4 (9.76%) Perl
13 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
13 4 (9.76%) JMeter
13 4 (9.76%) Finance
13 4 (9.76%) Games

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) JMeter
3 3 (7.32%) Calabash
3 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.32%) JUnit
3 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
1 4 (9.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Tester
2 22 (53.66%) Software Tester
3 18 (43.90%) Analyst
4 16 (39.02%) QA Tester
5 14 (34.15%) Software QA Tester
6 10 (24.39%) QA Analyst
7 8 (19.51%) QA Engineer
7 8 (19.51%) Software Analyst
8 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
9 5 (12.20%) Graduate
10 4 (9.76%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
11 3 (7.32%) Graduate Tester
11 3 (7.32%) QA Leader
11 3 (7.32%) QA Software Engineer
11 3 (7.32%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
11 3 (7.32%) Software QA Engineer
11 3 (7.32%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) DHTML
2 1 (2.44%) HTML5
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.32%) Online Games
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Android
2 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
3 11 (26.83%) Manual Testing
3 11 (26.83%) Regression Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
4 9 (21.95%) SDLC
5 8 (19.51%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
6 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (14.63%) System Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Web Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Test Management
9 3 (7.32%) BDD
9 3 (7.32%) Benchmarking
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
9 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.63%) PHP
5 5 (12.20%) C#
5 5 (12.20%) Python
6 4 (9.76%) Perl
7 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.44%) C
8 1 (2.44%) C++
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) ISEB
2 9 (21.95%) ISTQB
3 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (63.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle