The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 46 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 12 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.21% 1.28% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 1.29% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 5
Average salary £35,000 £21,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.79% -14.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
QA Tester
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
364 465 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 97.33% 99.15% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 337 405 251
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in Ipswich

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) Games
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Online Games
3 11 (57.89%) BDD
3 11 (57.89%) SoapUI
4 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
4 10 (52.63%) ISEB
5 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
6 8 (42.11%) TDD
7 6 (31.58%) System Testing
7 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) C#
9 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
10 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
10 3 (15.79%) Android
10 3 (15.79%) Calabash
10 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
10 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (15.79%) JUnit
10 3 (15.79%) Windows
10 3 (15.79%) Python
10 3 (15.79%) Perl
10 3 (15.79%) Finance
10 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (10.53%) SQL
12 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
12 1 (5.26%) SaaS

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Ipswich region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.79%) Calabash
3 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.79%) JUnit
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 12 (63.16%) Games
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Online Games
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) BDD
2 10 (52.63%) Software Testing
3 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 6 (31.58%) System Testing
5 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 4 days ago