The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Suffolk region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 37 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.96% 1.07% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 1.08% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 10
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Suffolk region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
529 648 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.24% 99.08% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 496 592 422
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of job ads across the Suffolk region that featured Tester in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Tester
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 25 May 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 +30 23 £35,000 - 1
Bury St Edmunds -4 3 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Suffolk region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 41 (67.21%) QA
2 30 (49.18%) Software Testing
3 29 (47.54%) Java
4 25 (40.98%) ISEB
5 23 (37.70%) Selenium
6 19 (31.15%) Automation Testing
7 16 (26.23%) Manual Testing
8 15 (24.59%) Online Games
8 15 (24.59%) Games
8 15 (24.59%) C#
9 14 (22.95%) HTML
9 14 (22.95%) SQL
9 14 (22.95%) .NET
10 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (19.67%) Android
11 12 (19.67%) BDD
11 12 (19.67%) SoapUI
11 12 (19.67%) Apple iOS
11 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
11 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
11 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
12 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
12 11 (18.03%) Mobile App
12 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
12 11 (18.03%) SDLC
13 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (14.75%) TDD
14 9 (14.75%) Automated Testing
14 9 (14.75%) Python
14 9 (14.75%) Perl

Tester Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.28%) Confluence
1 2 (3.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (37.70%) Selenium
2 12 (19.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
4 3 (4.92%) Calabash
4 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.92%) JUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Hudson
5 1 (1.64%) JMeter
General
1 15 (24.59%) Games
2 8 (13.11%) Electronics
3 5 (8.20%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) .NET
1 14 (22.95%) HTML
2 8 (13.11%) Web Services
3 6 (9.84%) DHTML
3 6 (9.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Online Games
2 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 11 (18.03%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Android
1 12 (19.67%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Software Testing
2 19 (31.15%) Automation Testing
3 16 (26.23%) Manual Testing
4 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.67%) BDD
5 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
6 11 (18.03%) SDLC
6 11 (18.03%) Test Scripting
7 10 (16.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Automated Testing
8 9 (14.75%) TDD
9 8 (13.11%) Mobile Application Development
9 8 (13.11%) System Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Web Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Information Security
12 4 (6.56%) Compatibility Testing
12 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 4 (6.56%) Test Management
12 4 (6.56%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) Java
2 15 (24.59%) C#
3 14 (22.95%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) Perl
4 9 (14.75%) PHP
4 9 (14.75%) Python
5 8 (13.11%) C
5 8 (13.11%) C++
5 8 (13.11%) Objective-C
6 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) ISEB
2 12 (19.67%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (67.21%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) BT
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Oho Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 27 days ago