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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 59 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.40% 2.00% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.47% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 10
Average salary £28,750 £38,750 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.80% +70.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £50,000 £27,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
439 445 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 77.02% 80.91% 76.94%
Number of salaries quoted 352 328 410
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 2015. 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 -4 6 £28,750 -36.11%
Bury St Edmunds +9 1 £32,500 -
Stowmarket +6 1 £25,500 +2.00%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 15 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) ISEB
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (20.00%) .NET
9 4 (20.00%) Scrum
9 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (20.00%) QA
10 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
10 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (15.00%) Change Management
10 3 (15.00%) UNIX
10 3 (15.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (10.00%) DSDM
11 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
11 2 (10.00%) Windows
11 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 2 (10.00%) Oracle
11 2 (10.00%) Java
11 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Software Tester
4 6 (30.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Software Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) DSDM
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) V-Model
8 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Telerik
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle