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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 48 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.32% 2.52% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.01% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 7
Median salary £33,750 £25,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.66% -27.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £49,940 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
487 498 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 85.14% 83.70% 82.57%
Number of salaries quoted 456 433 301
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +14 12 £35,000 +40.00%
Bury St Edmunds - 3 £32,500 -
Stowmarket -3 2 £27,000 +5.88%
Felixstowe - 2 £36,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 38 (74.51%) QA
2 27 (52.94%) ISEB
3 22 (43.14%) SQL
3 22 (43.14%) Selenium
4 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (37.25%) Java
6 15 (29.41%) Regression Testing
7 14 (27.45%) SDLC
8 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
8 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
8 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
8 13 (25.49%) Python
9 12 (23.53%) Perl
9 12 (23.53%) Automated Testing
9 12 (23.53%) Manual Testing
10 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
10 11 (21.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
12 9 (17.65%) HTML
12 9 (17.65%) Windows
12 9 (17.65%) System Testing
13 8 (15.69%) Automation Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Android
14 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
14 7 (13.73%) C#
14 7 (13.73%) Finance
14 7 (13.73%) Games
15 6 (11.76%) DHTML
15 6 (11.76%) PHP

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:

Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (43.14%) Selenium
2 6 (11.76%) Calabash
2 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 6 (11.76%) JUnit
2 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 4 (7.84%) JMeter
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) TestRail
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
1 7 (13.73%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (64.71%) Tester
2 30 (58.82%) Software Tester
3 25 (49.02%) QA Tester
4 23 (45.10%) Analyst
5 22 (43.14%) Software QA Tester
6 17 (33.33%) QA Analyst
7 14 (27.45%) Software Analyst
8 10 (19.61%) QA Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
10 4 (7.84%) QA Leader
10 4 (7.84%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (7.84%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
11 3 (5.88%) Graduate
11 3 (5.88%) QA Software Engineer
11 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
11 3 (5.88%) Software QA Engineer
11 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
12 2 (3.92%) Junior
12 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) HTML
2 6 (11.76%) DHTML
2 6 (11.76%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) HTML5
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Online Games
2 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Android
2 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) Regression Testing
3 14 (27.45%) SDLC
4 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) Automated Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
6 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (17.65%) System Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Automation Testing
9 6 (11.76%) BDD
9 6 (11.76%) Web Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Compatibility Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.84%) Functional Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Test Management
11 3 (5.88%) Benchmarking
11 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.92%) Scrum
12 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 19 (37.25%) Java
3 13 (25.49%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.49%) Python
4 12 (23.53%) Perl
5 7 (13.73%) C#
6 6 (11.76%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (52.94%) ISEB
2 11 (21.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (19.61%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (74.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle