The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Ipswich region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 33 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 16 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.83% 0.82% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 0.84% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 3
Median salary £35,000 £36,250 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +45.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
328 477 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 99.09% 98.15% 98.05%
Number of salaries quoted 303 445 208
Median salary £35,493 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.20% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of job ads across the Ipswich region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, QA 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 QA Tester in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (68.97%) ISEB
3 17 (58.62%) Online Games
3 17 (58.62%) Games
4 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
5 14 (48.28%) Automation Testing
6 13 (44.83%) Java
7 11 (37.93%) C#
7 11 (37.93%) Selenium
8 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
8 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
8 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
8 9 (31.03%) System Testing
8 9 (31.03%) BDD
9 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
10 6 (20.69%) TDD
11 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
12 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (10.34%) Finance
13 3 (10.34%) JUnit
13 3 (10.34%) Windows
13 3 (10.34%) Python
13 3 (10.34%) Perl
13 3 (10.34%) Android
13 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
13 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
13 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (10.34%) Calabash
14 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.34%) Calabash
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) JUnit
4 2 (6.90%) JMeter
General
1 17 (58.62%) Games
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Online Games
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Android
1 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Software Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Automation Testing
3 9 (31.03%) BDD
3 9 (31.03%) Manual Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
3 9 (31.03%) System Testing
3 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Perl
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (100.00%) QA