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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 60 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.23% 0.54% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.56% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 7
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
418 533 675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.89% 96.73% 98.68%
Number of salaries quoted 372 497 620
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (80.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (30.00%) Sahi
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) JMeter
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
7 1 (10.00%) Games
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (30.00%) Sahi
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (10.00%) Xcode
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Online Games
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PowerHouse
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft