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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 39 51
Rank change year-on-year +19 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 3.03% 5.00% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 5.53% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 21 6
Median salary £28,500 £35,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.57% +21.73%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,700 £35,000 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 116 380 340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 87.88% 90.48% 87.40%
Number of salaries quoted 103 338 273
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Ipswich over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Ipswich

Software Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) CCA
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) MCSD
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) DSDM
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Billing
5 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery

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 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) Impala
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) TestRail
General
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) General Ledger
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) ETL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Python Developer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Ingestion
3 1 (14.29%) DSDM
3 1 (14.29%) ETL Development
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) CCA
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) MCSD
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cloudera
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
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Posted: 6 days ago