Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 45 59
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 2.20% 2.24% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.54% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 22
Ipswich median annual salary £25,000 £28,875 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.42% +4.05% +0.91%
10th Percentile £22,150 £21,850 £21,675
90th Percentile £31,600 £41,125 £44,650
Suffolk median annual salary £25,000 £26,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -13.33% +9.09%

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 321 355 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 88.43% 88.53% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 259 282 592
Ipswich median annual salary £45,000 £38,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -4.38% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,100 £24,000 £23,025
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £61,250
Suffolk median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%

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 23 February 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 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) SAS
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Replication
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) SMS
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

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 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) LoadUI
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Software Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft