Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 61 65
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.35% 2.86% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 3.24% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 16
Suffolk median annual salary £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% - +13.73%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,050 £21,250
90th Percentile £34,250 £41,500 £52,300
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +18.29%

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 499 865 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 88.01% 88.27% 87.09%
Number of salaries quoted 469 751 653
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Suffolk.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Suffolk

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Suffolk.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Suffolk

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Suffolk over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Suffolk

Software Testing
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Suffolk region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +10 12 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Stowmarket -3 5 £23,500 -12.96%
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 14 (73.68%) QA
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) ISEB
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
4 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
5 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.79%) Test Management
8 3 (15.79%) SaaS
8 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) JIRA
9 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Scenario Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Customer Acquisition
10 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (5.26%) Data Transformation
10 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
10 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 1 (5.26%) Coaching

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 (15.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
1 15 (78.95%) Test Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Tester
3 8 (42.11%) QA Analyst
3 8 (42.11%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (36.84%) Graduate
4 7 (36.84%) Graduate Analyst
4 7 (36.84%) Graduate Test Analyst
4 7 (36.84%) Software Analyst
4 7 (36.84%) Software Test Analyst
4 7 (36.84%) Test Engineer
5 6 (31.58%) Graduate QA Analyst
5 6 (31.58%) QA Engineer
5 6 (31.58%) QA Test Engineer
5 6 (31.58%) Software Tester
6 5 (26.32%) Graduate Test Engineer
7 4 (21.05%) Lead Test Analyst
7 4 (21.05%) Lead Tester
7 4 (21.05%) QA Tester
8 2 (10.53%) Junior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) SDLC
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Coaching
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Acquisition
7 1 (5.26%) Data Transformation
7 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
7 1 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) C++
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle