Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 46 54
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 6 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 2.39% 1.69% 4.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.86% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 36
Ipswich median annual salary £27,250 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.17% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £23,800 £22,550 £23,625
90th Percentile £32,350 £43,750 £38,750
Suffolk median annual salary £27,250 £28,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year -4.39% -7.32% +2.50%

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 357 323 733
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 94.69% 91.24% 90.61%
Number of salaries quoted 265 294 659
Ipswich median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £28,950 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £57,500
Suffolk median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,497
% change year-on-year +12.50% +12.69% -8.98%

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) QA
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Data Reconciliation
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (33.33%) SAS
3 3 (33.33%) VBA
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) JMeter
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP

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 3 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PL/SQL
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft