The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 53 58 65
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.72% 2.13% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.23% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 5
Average salary £22,000 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.30% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
572 537 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 98.11% 95.21% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 474 394 489
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 March 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 0 8 £21,500 -38.57%
Bury St Edmunds +5 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 13 (68.42%) QA
2 8 (42.11%) Selenium
3 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
3 7 (36.84%) ISEB
3 7 (36.84%) Automation Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Online Games
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Games
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) JIRA
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
8 2 (10.53%) Telerik
8 2 (10.53%) Billing
8 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Android
8 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
8 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
8 2 (10.53%) .NET
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.53%) MS Excel

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) SoapUI
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
4 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
5 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.26%) Xcode
6 1 (5.26%) eggPlant
General
1 5 (26.32%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Online Games
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) TDD
1 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
1 7 (36.84%) Automation Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 5 (26.32%) BDD
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Process Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Telerik
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco