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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 46 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 21 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.30% 3.78% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 4.32% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 15
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +27.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £26,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £38,200 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - -2.77%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 355 486 563
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 90.10% 87.41% 85.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1869 1877
Median salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +4 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Stowmarket -9 4 £23,500 -18.96% 1
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 10 (55.56%) ISEB
1 10 (55.56%) QA
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) SaaS
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (11.11%) Marketing
7 2 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (11.11%) CCA
7 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (11.11%) MCSA
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.11%) Impala
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) Tester
4 6 (33.33%) Graduate
4 6 (33.33%) Graduate Analyst
4 6 (33.33%) Graduate QA Analyst
4 6 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 6 (33.33%) Software Analyst
4 6 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 6 (33.33%) Test Engineer
5 5 (27.78%) Graduate Test Analyst
5 5 (27.78%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (27.78%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (22.22%) Graduate Test Engineer
6 4 (22.22%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (22.22%) Lead Tester
6 4 (22.22%) QA Engineer
6 4 (22.22%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
8 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) PySpark
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (11.11%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) ETL
5 2 (11.11%) ETL Development
5 2 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
2 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.11%) CCA
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (11.11%) MCSA
4 2 (11.11%) MCSD
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cloudera
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £23,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago