Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 52 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 3.16% 2.74% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.11% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 12
Ipswich median annual salary £32,500 £32,125 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% +10.78% +13.73%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £36,000 £42,250 £58,140
Suffolk median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +13.73%

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 340 482 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 89.47% 87.96% 88.02%
Number of salaries quoted 322 403 508
Ipswich median annual salary £43,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £22,850 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (58.33%) QA
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) SaaS
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
7 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
7 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Customer Acquisition
7 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (8.33%) JIRA
7 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (8.33%) Selenium
7 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Software Analyst
3 6 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (41.67%) Software Tester
5 4 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (33.33%) Lead Tester
6 3 (25.00%) QA Tester
7 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
7 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
8 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
8 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
8 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) DSDM
6 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
6 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle