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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 55 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.97% 2.33% 3.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.79% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 15
Average salary £25,500 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.33% +80.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £39,100 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
361 466 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 78.82% 83.36% 71.23%
Number of salaries quoted 280 421 362
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 21 November 2014. 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 +1 9 £25,500 -43.33% 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) ISEB
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Bugzilla
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (18.18%) V-Model
5 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) DSDM
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
1 4 (36.36%) Bugzilla
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Software Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Software Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) V-Model
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) DSDM
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Telerik
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
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Salary: £35k per year
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