The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £21,500 in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 44 54
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 0.76% 3.81% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 3.95% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 3
Median salary £21,500 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.33% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Ipswich
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 132 405 382
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 100.00% 96.43% 98.20%
Number of salaries quoted 119 362 305
Median salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) QA

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 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
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