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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 39 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 31 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.22% 1.97% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 2.02% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 9 8
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,050 £27,600 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
571 494 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.13% 97.24% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 491 404 329
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 +10 26 £35,000 +62.79%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 23 (65.71%) QA
2 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 16 (45.71%) Java
3 15 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 13 (37.14%) .NET
5 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
5 12 (34.29%) TDD
5 12 (34.29%) BDD
5 12 (34.29%) SoapUI
6 11 (31.43%) Mobile App
6 11 (31.43%) HTML
7 8 (22.86%) Mobile Application Development
7 8 (22.86%) MySQL
7 8 (22.86%) Web Services
7 8 (22.86%) PHP
7 8 (22.86%) C
7 8 (22.86%) C#
7 8 (22.86%) C++
7 8 (22.86%) Firmware
7 8 (22.86%) Electronics
7 8 (22.86%) Games
7 8 (22.86%) Objective-C
7 8 (22.86%) Apple iOS
7 8 (22.86%) Android
7 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
7 8 (22.86%) Online Games
7 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
8 7 (20.00%) ISEB
9 5 (14.29%) Information Security
9 5 (14.29%) SQL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (5.71%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 12 (34.29%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
General
1 8 (22.86%) Electronics
1 8 (22.86%) Games
2 4 (11.43%) iGaming
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 11 (31.43%) HTML
3 8 (22.86%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) DHTML
4 3 (8.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Mobile App
2 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
2 8 (22.86%) Online Games
3 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Android
1 8 (22.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 12 (34.29%) BDD
2 12 (34.29%) Software Testing
2 12 (34.29%) TDD
3 8 (22.86%) Automated Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security
4 5 (14.29%) SDLC
5 4 (11.43%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (8.57%) IT Audit
6 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) CRM
7 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.71%) System Testing
7 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) ERP
8 1 (2.86%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (2.86%) Project Management
8 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) C
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) C++
2 8 (22.86%) Objective-C
2 8 (22.86%) PHP
3 5 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.57%) Perl
4 3 (8.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (65.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) BT