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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 38 43 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 28 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.72% 4.74% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 5.45% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4 28 8
Median salary £27,250 £33,250 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.04% +15.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £26,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £35,000 £30,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 239 514 463
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 82.13% 86.97% 82.97%
Number of salaries quoted 210 446 375
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +14 4 £28,500 -18.57% 1
Bury St Edmunds 0 1 £26,000 -8.77%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Subversion
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
3 4 (28.57%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (28.57%) Hudson
3 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) TestRail
6 1 (7.14%) Data Ingestion
6 1 (7.14%) Cloudera
6 1 (7.14%) GitHub
6 1 (7.14%) Big Data
6 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related 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 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) Impala
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 4 (28.57%) Hudson
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) TestRail
General
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Software Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (28.57%) SDLC
2 4 (28.57%) Software Deployment
3 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) DSDM
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) CCA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCSD
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Cloudera
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 4 days ago