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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 42 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.86% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 0.50% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 2
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
467 397 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 95.50% 98.27% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 411 353 499
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram 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 28 August 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 - 12 £37,500 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (80.95%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) QA
3 14 (66.67%) Selenium
4 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 11 (52.38%) Windows
6 10 (47.62%) C#
6 10 (47.62%) Games
6 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
6 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
6 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
8 8 (38.10%) JIRA
8 8 (38.10%) BDD
8 8 (38.10%) Online Games
8 8 (38.10%) Android
8 8 (38.10%) Bugzilla
8 8 (38.10%) Python
8 8 (38.10%) JUnit
8 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
8 8 (38.10%) SoapUI
8 8 (38.10%) Calabash
9 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
10 4 (19.05%) SQL
10 4 (19.05%) SDLC
11 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 3 (14.29%) Test Management
11 3 (14.29%) Time Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
3 8 (38.10%) SoapUI
3 8 (38.10%) JUnit
3 8 (38.10%) Bugzilla
3 8 (38.10%) JIRA
3 8 (38.10%) Calabash
4 3 (14.29%) VisiBroker
5 2 (9.52%) RSpec
5 2 (9.52%) Capybara
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 10 (47.62%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Online Games
2 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Android
2 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 8 (38.10%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) Time Management
6 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) Web Development
7 2 (9.52%) SOA
7 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Information Security
8 1 (4.76%) Process Management
8 1 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) Python
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (76.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle