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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 45 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.60% 1.92% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 1.96% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 8
Median salary £23,000 £26,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.20% -7.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,600 £34,750
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
441 409 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 99.32% 98.32% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 364 344 351
Median salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,950 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +17 12 £20,500 -22.64% 1
Woodbridge - 4 £25,000 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 19 (52.78%) QA
2 16 (44.44%) ISEB
3 15 (41.67%) ISTQB
4 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
6 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Java
8 6 (16.67%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (13.89%) SDLC
9 5 (13.89%) Data Protection
9 5 (13.89%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) C#
10 4 (11.11%) Games
10 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
10 4 (11.11%) Degree
10 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
10 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
10 4 (11.11%) Online Games
10 4 (11.11%) Subversion
10 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
10 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (11.11%) Hudson
10 4 (11.11%) TortoiseSVN
10 4 (11.11%) Software Deployment
11 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.78%) VPN
1 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.78%) WPA
1 1 (2.78%) WPA2
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 4 (11.11%) Hudson
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
1 4 (11.11%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) JMeter
3 2 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 4 (11.11%) Games
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.11%) Online Games
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
2 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.89%) Data Protection
5 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Scrum
5 5 (13.89%) SDLC
6 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Software Deployment
7 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.33%) System Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.78%) Agile Testing
9 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 5 (13.89%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) PHP
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) ISEB
2 15 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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