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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 40 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.86% 1.88% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.05% 1.89% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 12
Average salary £35,000 £23,750 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% -24.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
554 634 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.18% 99.22% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 507 555 429
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 April 2016.

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 April 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
(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 +20 21 £35,000 +50.53% 3
Bury St Edmunds -1 2 £30,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 36 (66.67%) QA
2 30 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 26 (48.15%) Selenium
4 24 (44.44%) Java
5 22 (40.74%) ISEB
6 18 (33.33%) Automation Testing
7 15 (27.78%) SoapUI
7 15 (27.78%) BDD
8 14 (25.93%) HTML
8 14 (25.93%) SQL
9 13 (24.07%) .NET
10 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (22.22%) TDD
10 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Online Games
11 11 (20.37%) C#
11 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
11 11 (20.37%) Games
11 11 (20.37%) Android
11 11 (20.37%) Apple iOS
11 11 (20.37%) Mobile App
11 11 (20.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (20.37%) SDLC
12 10 (18.52%) Manual Testing
12 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
13 9 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (16.67%) Python
13 9 (16.67%) Perl
13 9 (16.67%) PHP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (48.15%) Selenium
2 15 (27.78%) SoapUI
3 4 (7.41%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) Calabash
4 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Hudson
5 1 (1.85%) JMeter
General
1 11 (20.37%) Games
2 8 (14.81%) Electronics
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 4 (7.41%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.93%) HTML
2 13 (24.07%) .NET
3 8 (14.81%) Web Services
4 6 (11.11%) DHTML
4 6 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Mobile App
1 11 (20.37%) Online Games
2 10 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Android
1 11 (20.37%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 18 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 15 (27.78%) BDD
4 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 12 (22.22%) TDD
5 11 (20.37%) Regression Testing
5 11 (20.37%) SDLC
6 10 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 9 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 9 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (12.96%) System Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Web Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Information Security
11 4 (7.41%) Compatibility Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.41%) Test Management
11 4 (7.41%) Threat Modelling
12 3 (5.56%) IT Audit
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) Java
2 14 (25.93%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) C#
4 9 (16.67%) Perl
4 9 (16.67%) PHP
4 9 (16.67%) Python
5 8 (14.81%) C
5 8 (14.81%) C++
5 8 (14.81%) Objective-C
6 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (40.74%) ISEB
2 11 (20.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) BT
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