Period
to 25 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Tester
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 48 67
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 1.88% 3.36% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 3.36% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 8
Ipswich median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +32.08% +3.92%
10th Percentile £29,750 £21,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £35,725
Suffolk median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £26,500
% change year-on-year - +22.64% -1.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Ipswich
Permanent vacancies in Ipswich with a recognized job title 366 535 664
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.12% 99.81% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 346 455 581
Ipswich median annual salary £42,000 £35,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.31% -11.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,250 £60,000
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% -2.50%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Ipswich

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in Ipswich.

Salary trend for Software Tester in Ipswich

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Software 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 Ipswich region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) SaaS
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Xbox
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Legal

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Acquisition
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA