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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 38 53 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.80% 2.79% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 2.89% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 25 16 3
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
551 553 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.87% 96.34% 99.09%
Number of salaries quoted 512 499 368
Median salary £35,000 £33,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 20 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 3 £32,500 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 43 (79.63%) QA
2 35 (64.81%) ISEB
3 32 (59.26%) Software Testing
4 25 (46.30%) Java
5 22 (40.74%) ISTQB
6 21 (38.89%) Manual Testing
7 18 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (29.63%) Selenium
9 14 (25.93%) Online Games
9 14 (25.93%) Games
9 14 (25.93%) C#
10 13 (24.07%) Regression Testing
10 13 (24.07%) SQL
10 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
11 12 (22.22%) SDLC
12 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
12 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (16.67%) System Testing
13 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 8 (14.81%) Perl
14 8 (14.81%) Python
14 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
15 7 (12.96%) Web Testing
15 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
16 6 (11.11%) HTML
17 5 (9.26%) PHP
17 5 (9.26%) DHTML
17 5 (9.26%) XML

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 1 (1.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Selenium
2 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.56%) Calabash
3 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.56%) JMeter
3 3 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Hudson
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 14 (25.93%) Games
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (9.26%) DHTML
2 5 (9.26%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Online Games
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Android
1 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Software Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Manual Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Regression Testing
4 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
5 12 (22.22%) SDLC
6 11 (20.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (16.67%) System Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
9 7 (12.96%) Web Testing
10 4 (7.41%) BDD
10 4 (7.41%) Compatibility Testing
10 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.41%) Data Protection
10 4 (7.41%) Scrum
10 4 (7.41%) Test Management
11 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Java
2 14 (25.93%) C#
3 13 (24.07%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (14.81%) Perl
5 8 (14.81%) Python
6 5 (9.26%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) C
7 1 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 35 (64.81%) ISEB
2 22 (40.74%) ISTQB
3 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (79.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) HP
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday