Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 42 52
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 3.42% 5.08% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 5.09% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 17
Ipswich median annual salary £32,500 £31,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% -17.33% +26.05%
10th Percentile £27,750 £19,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £49,750 £40,000 £41,350
Suffolk median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - -13.33% +17.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Ipswich
Permanent vacancies in Ipswich with a recognized job title 373 550 654
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.16% 99.82% 97.47%
Number of salaries quoted 353 469 573
Ipswich median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £59,920
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% -2.50%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Ipswich

Tester
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Ipswich.

Salary trend for Tester in Ipswich

Tester
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Ipswich over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Ipswich

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Ipswich region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
1 7 (53.85%) QA
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) SaaS
3 3 (23.08%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) OOP
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (15.38%) Xbox
4 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning

Tester Skill Set
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 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Xbox
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) OOP
4 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA