Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 44 45
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 3.71% 2.91% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.02% 3.12% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 25
Ipswich median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,450 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Suffolk median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year +41.67% -11.11% +7.14%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 348 353 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 92.31% 93.39% 89.12%
Number of salaries quoted 275 336 546
Ipswich median annual salary £50,000 £41,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.48% +15.28% -7.69%
10th Percentile £29,550 £27,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £56,875
Suffolk median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% +12.68% -8.97%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Ipswich

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Ipswich

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Ipswich over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 13 (92.86%) QA
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 8 (57.14%) MSTest
3 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 8 (57.14%) SpecFlow
3 8 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) User Experience
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Python
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (7.14%) SAS
8 1 (7.14%) Perl
8 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 1 (7.14%) SQL
8 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (7.14%) VBA

Software Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 8 (57.14%) MSTest
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
1 8 (57.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Test Manager
1 7 (50.00%) Software Manager
1 7 (50.00%) Software Test Manager
1 7 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 7 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Mentoring
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Data Reconciliation
6 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (92.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft