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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 47 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.65% 0.47% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 0.62% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Average salary £31,500 £41,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.09% +5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £41,500 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £54,200 £41,500 £39,900
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
405 323 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 83.68% 75.82% 78.74%
Number of salaries quoted 340 287 404
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 -5 4 £42,850 +3.25%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (72.22%) QA
2 10 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
5 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Test Management
6 5 (27.78%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (22.22%) RSpec
7 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) Capybara
7 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) SOA
7 4 (22.22%) ISEB
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Ruby
7 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
8 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 3 (16.67%) Replication
8 3 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) Games

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) RSpec
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) Capybara
2 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) VisiBroker
4 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Tester
3 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Software Tester
4 5 (27.78%) QA Tester
5 4 (22.22%) QA Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (16.67%) Graduate Software Tester
6 3 (16.67%) Graduate
7 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
7 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Developer
8 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) DHTML
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Online Games
3 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) SDLC
2 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Test Management
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) SOA
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) People Management
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) VBScript
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) SAP