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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 51 45 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.46% 3.22% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 3.88% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 1
Average salary £28,750 £45,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.11% +104.54%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
364 361 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 74.59% 82.99% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 284 291 378
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £50,000 £55,000
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
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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 9 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Stowmarket - 1 £25,500 - 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (31.58%) QA
5 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
7 4 (21.05%) JIRA
7 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
7 4 (21.05%) Bugzilla
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) .NET
8 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.79%) Selenium
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
9 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
9 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
9 2 (10.53%) TDD
9 2 (10.53%) Telerik
9 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) JIRA
1 4 (21.05%) Bugzilla
2 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Tester
3 7 (36.84%) Software Tester
4 5 (26.32%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Software Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
1 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Online Games
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Manual Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) V-Model
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) DSDM
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Telerik
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago