The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Suffolk region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 61 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.69% 0.16% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.17% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 6
Average salary £35,000 £26,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.07% +1.92%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
429 600 607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 98.39% 96.93% 99.67%
Number of salaries quoted 361 565 540
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Tester
Salary Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Suffolk region.

Tester Salary Trend in Suffolk

Tester
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Bury St Edmunds - 3 £35,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 11 (64.71%) QA
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) ISEB
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) Selenium
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (35.29%) Client/Server
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
7 4 (23.53%) Test Management
8 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Sahi
8 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) JIRA
8 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (17.65%) VBScript
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
9 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
9 2 (11.76%) MS Office
9 2 (11.76%) C#
9 2 (11.76%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) Sahi
4 2 (11.76%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Client/Server
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Online Games
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.88%) V-Model
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VBScript
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
2 7 (41.18%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft