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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 56 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 5 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.24% 0.92% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.15% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 14
Average salary - £39,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +58.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
311 435 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 73.70% 79.96% 72.93%
Number of salaries quoted 271 398 470
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 +3 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 September 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%) Test Scripting
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Content Management
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) Time Management
4 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) ISEB
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Selenium
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 1 (9.09%) REST
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
7 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Analyst
2 8 (72.73%) Test Analyst
3 5 (45.45%) QA Analyst
4 4 (36.36%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (9.09%) Servlets
2 1 (9.09%) WSH
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Content Management
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) Time Management
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Coaching
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft