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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 48 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.65% 0.29% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.30% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
294 338 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 95.45% 97.97% 99.71%
Number of salaries quoted 224 315 319
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA