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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 34 65 49
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 13 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.68% 0.42% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 0.43% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 5
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%
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
344 467 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 97.45% 98.73% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 323 424 221
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £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 28 May 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (60.00%) Games
2 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 15 (60.00%) Online Games
3 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (48.00%) Selenium
4 12 (48.00%) Automation Testing
5 11 (44.00%) SoapUI
5 11 (44.00%) BDD
6 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (32.00%) System Testing
6 8 (32.00%) TDD
6 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) C#
8 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (12.00%) Finance
10 3 (12.00%) JUnit
10 3 (12.00%) Windows
10 3 (12.00%) Python
10 3 (12.00%) Perl
10 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
10 3 (12.00%) Android
10 3 (12.00%) Calabash
10 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
10 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (8.00%) SQL

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 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Selenium
2 11 (44.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (12.00%) Calabash
3 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (12.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) JMeter
General
1 15 (60.00%) Games
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Online Games
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Android
1 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (48.00%) Automation Testing
3 11 (44.00%) BDD
4 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (32.00%) System Testing
4 8 (32.00%) TDD
4 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
3 3 (12.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) ISEB
2 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA