The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 47 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 10 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.85% 2.99% 8.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 83.33% 83.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 21
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +16.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
33 12 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 11.54% 3.58% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 27
Average salary £31,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 11 (64.71%) JIRA
2 10 (58.82%) Bugzilla
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
5 7 (41.18%) SoapUI
6 6 (35.29%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) Selenium
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) ISEB
7 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) Games
8 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) Coaching
9 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (11.76%) MVC
9 2 (11.76%) Scrum
9 2 (11.76%) TDD
9 2 (11.76%) Telerik
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
9 2 (11.76%) Degree
9 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (5.88%) C#
10 1 (5.88%) HTML
10 1 (5.88%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) JIRA
2 10 (58.82%) Bugzilla
3 7 (41.18%) SoapUI
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (5.88%) JMeter
7 1 (5.88%) Subversion
7 1 (5.88%) WatiN
7 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) QA Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
4 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
5 2 (11.76%) QA Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Test Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Junior
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) WSH
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Online Games
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.88%) Debian
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) OOP
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) HND
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Telerik
Ipswich
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago