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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 33 56
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 3.27% 4.17% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 4.71% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 9
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +40.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £35,000 £38,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.14% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 199 297 411
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 92.99% 88.39% 84.57%
Number of salaries quoted 188 274 379
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) SaaS
5 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
5 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (18.18%) Oozie
5 2 (18.18%) Impala
5 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
5 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) CCA
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling

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 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Apache Hive
1 2 (18.18%) Big Data
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 2 (18.18%) Impala
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Software Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Software Tester
2 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Tester
3 4 (36.36%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Apache Spark Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Developer
5 2 (18.18%) ETL Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Hadoop Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Python Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Ingestion
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) ETL Development
4 2 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (18.18%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) CCA
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) MCSD
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (18.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cloudera
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft