The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 9.51% 6.23% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.05% 67.86% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 4
Median salary £35,500 £41,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.41% +31.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £46,250 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
QA
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 28 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 13.38% 9.18% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 34 24 10
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £52,850 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of job ads across the Ipswich region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

QA
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

QA Salary Trend in Ipswich

QA
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing QA 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for QA.

1 33 (43.42%) ISEB
2 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (40.79%) Java
4 27 (35.53%) C#
5 19 (25.00%) Finance
5 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 18 (23.68%) Windows
7 17 (22.37%) Manual Testing
7 17 (22.37%) Automation Testing
8 16 (21.05%) Selenium
9 15 (19.74%) Degree
9 15 (19.74%) Software Testing
10 14 (18.42%) PHP
10 14 (18.42%) .NET
11 13 (17.11%) HTML
11 13 (17.11%) Automated Testing
11 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (15.79%) ISTQB
12 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
12 12 (15.79%) Test Automation
12 12 (15.79%) SQL
12 12 (15.79%) CSS
12 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 12 (15.79%) Games
13 11 (14.47%) Online Games
14 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (13.16%) System Testing
14 10 (13.16%) Android
14 10 (13.16%) Apple iOS
14 10 (13.16%) Computer Science

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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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Office
2 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) MySQL
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Selenium
2 7 (9.21%) HP UFT
2 7 (9.21%) JMeter
3 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.63%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.32%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.32%) Calabash
5 1 (1.32%) JUnit
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Games
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (61.84%) Analyst
2 30 (39.47%) Test Analyst
3 24 (31.58%) Software Tester
3 24 (31.58%) Tester
4 22 (28.95%) QA Tester
4 22 (28.95%) Software QA Tester
5 18 (23.68%) Automation Test Analyst
5 18 (23.68%) QA Analyst
5 18 (23.68%) Software Analyst
6 13 (17.11%) QA Test Analyst
6 13 (17.11%) Software Test Analyst
7 12 (15.79%) Developer
8 11 (14.47%) Automation Tester
8 11 (14.47%) QA Automation Analyst
8 11 (14.47%) QA Automation Tester
9 10 (13.16%) Manual Test Analyst
9 10 (13.16%) Manual Tester
9 10 (13.16%) QA Manual Tester
10 9 (11.84%) Graduate
11 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
2 13 (17.11%) HTML
3 12 (15.79%) CSS
4 8 (10.53%) Node.js
5 5 (6.58%) jQuery
6 4 (5.26%) XML
7 3 (3.95%) SOAP
8 2 (2.63%) Web Services
9 1 (1.32%) HTML5
9 1 (1.32%) JSON
9 1 (1.32%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.47%) Online Games
3 10 (13.16%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) IVR
6 1 (1.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Android
2 10 (13.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.37%) Automation Testing
2 17 (22.37%) Manual Testing
3 15 (19.74%) Software Testing
4 13 (17.11%) Automated Testing
5 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 12 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 10 (13.16%) System Testing
6 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 8 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.21%) SDLC
8 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
8 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.89%) Web Development
10 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.58%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) Java
2 27 (35.53%) C#
3 19 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.42%) PHP
5 12 (15.79%) SQL
6 9 (11.84%) C
6 9 (11.84%) C++
7 8 (10.53%) Embedded C
7 8 (10.53%) Embedded C++
7 8 (10.53%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.63%) Python
9 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (43.42%) ISEB
2 15 (19.74%) Degree
3 12 (15.79%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) HP
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco
3 1 (1.32%) Verint
3 1 (1.32%) VMware
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
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