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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 38 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 27 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.80% 2.11% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 2.15% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 6
Median salary £35,000 £36,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
551 652 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.87% 98.19% 98.33%
Number of salaries quoted 515 606 382
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,100
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 1 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 1 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 +35 22 £35,000 -6.66%
Bury St Edmunds - 4 £32,000 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 1 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 48 (73.85%) QA
2 33 (50.77%) Java
3 32 (49.23%) Software Testing
4 31 (47.69%) ISEB
5 22 (33.85%) Selenium
6 21 (32.31%) Automation Testing
7 20 (30.77%) Manual Testing
8 18 (27.69%) Online Games
8 18 (27.69%) ISTQB
8 18 (27.69%) Games
8 18 (27.69%) C#
9 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (21.54%) SQL
11 13 (20.00%) Regression Testing
12 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
12 12 (18.46%) HTML
12 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
13 11 (16.92%) SDLC
13 11 (16.92%) .NET
13 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (15.38%) Android
14 10 (15.38%) Apple iOS
15 9 (13.85%) BDD
15 9 (13.85%) SoapUI
15 9 (13.85%) System Testing
15 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
15 9 (13.85%) Perl
15 9 (13.85%) PHP
15 9 (13.85%) Python
15 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing

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 2 (3.08%) JBoss
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.62%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Selenium
2 9 (13.85%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.62%) Calabash
3 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.62%) JMeter
3 3 (4.62%) JUnit
4 2 (3.08%) JIRA
5 1 (1.54%) Hudson
5 1 (1.54%) TestRail
General
1 18 (27.69%) Games
2 6 (9.23%) Electronics
3 5 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) HTML
2 11 (16.92%) .NET
3 6 (9.23%) DHTML
3 6 (9.23%) Web Services
3 6 (9.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.69%) Online Games
2 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.77%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Android
1 10 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Software Testing
2 21 (32.31%) Automation Testing
3 20 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 12 (18.46%) Test Scripting
7 11 (16.92%) SDLC
7 11 (16.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (13.85%) Automated Testing
8 9 (13.85%) BDD
8 9 (13.85%) System Testing
9 7 (10.77%) Web Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (9.23%) TDD
10 6 (9.23%) Test Automation
11 4 (6.15%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.15%) Information Security
11 4 (6.15%) Test Management
12 3 (4.62%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) Java
2 18 (27.69%) C#
3 14 (21.54%) SQL
4 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.85%) Perl
4 9 (13.85%) PHP
4 9 (13.85%) Python
5 6 (9.23%) C
5 6 (9.23%) C++
5 6 (9.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (47.69%) ISEB
2 18 (27.69%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (73.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.54%) BT
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