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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 32 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 19 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.44% 6.25% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.78% 79.17% 87.50%
Number of salaries quoted 25 11 6
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £27,500 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
45 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 9.41% 7.89% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 37 15 7
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £41,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 20 (47.62%) Selenium
2 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (33.33%) C#
5 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (30.95%) SQL
6 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.19%) Java
6 11 (26.19%) Finance
7 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
8 8 (19.05%) SoapUI
8 8 (19.05%) Games
9 7 (16.67%) .NET
9 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (16.67%) Degree
9 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Test Planning
10 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (14.29%) Online Games
11 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
11 5 (11.90%) Ruby
11 5 (11.90%) TDD
11 5 (11.90%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (11.90%) JBoss
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Selenium
2 8 (19.05%) SoapUI
3 7 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (9.52%) Ant
5 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.52%) MSBuild
5 4 (9.52%) Capybara
5 4 (9.52%) RSpec
6 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 3 (7.14%) Bugzilla
7 1 (2.38%) WatiN
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Games
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 10 (23.81%) Tester
5 9 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) QA Tester
7 5 (11.90%) Automation Tester
7 5 (11.90%) Graduate
7 5 (11.90%) Developer
8 4 (9.52%) Build and Release Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Build Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Release Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Security Specialist
9 3 (7.14%) Junior
10 2 (4.76%) Penetration Tester
10 2 (4.76%) Senior Tester
10 2 (4.76%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 2 (4.76%) Security Tester
10 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.14%) CSS
4 2 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) DHTML
5 1 (2.38%) WCF
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) WinForms
5 1 (2.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Online Games
3 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.38%) DTV
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
6 5 (11.90%) BDD
6 5 (11.90%) DevOps
7 4 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) Information Security
7 4 (9.52%) SOA
7 4 (9.52%) Analytics
8 3 (7.14%) Content Management
8 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 14 (33.33%) C#
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) Java
5 5 (11.90%) Ruby
6 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) Python
7 2 (4.76%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) SAP
2 1 (2.38%) VMware
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
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