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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 10.90% 5.76% 5.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 89.13% 57.45% 69.23%
Number of salaries quoted 37 26 8
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +38.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £46,250 £28,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
46 47 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 12.23% 10.02% 7.45%
Number of salaries quoted 41 33 16
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,700 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 2 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 (39.29%) Selenium
2 32 (38.10%) Android
2 32 (38.10%) Apple iOS
3 31 (36.90%) Java
4 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
4 27 (32.14%) Degree
5 26 (30.95%) Windows
6 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (27.38%) C#
8 22 (26.19%) ISEB
9 21 (25.00%) .NET
9 21 (25.00%) BDD
10 20 (23.81%) SoapUI
11 19 (22.62%) Automated Testing
12 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
13 17 (20.24%) PHP
13 17 (20.24%) HTML
13 17 (20.24%) Software Engineering
14 16 (19.05%) Objective-C
14 16 (19.05%) C
14 16 (19.05%) C++
14 16 (19.05%) MySQL
14 16 (19.05%) CSS
14 16 (19.05%) Embedded C
14 16 (19.05%) Embedded C++
14 16 (19.05%) Node.js
14 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
14 16 (19.05%) Automation Testing
15 15 (17.86%) Online Games
15 15 (17.86%) Finance

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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 16 (19.05%) Node.js
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) MySQL
2 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (39.29%) Selenium
2 20 (23.81%) SoapUI
3 7 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 6 (7.14%) Calabash
4 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.14%) JUnit
5 5 (5.95%) JIRA
6 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.57%) JMeter
8 2 (2.38%) LoadUI
8 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.19%) Hudson
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
1 15 (17.86%) Games
2 4 (4.76%) iGaming
3 1 (1.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (41.67%) Analyst
2 27 (32.14%) Tester
3 19 (22.62%) QA Tester
3 19 (22.62%) Test Analyst
4 16 (19.05%) Developer
4 16 (19.05%) Graduate
4 16 (19.05%) Graduate Developer
5 14 (16.67%) QA Analyst
6 12 (14.29%) Software Tester
7 11 (13.10%) Software Analyst
8 10 (11.90%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (10.71%) QA Leader
10 8 (9.52%) QA Engineer
10 8 (9.52%) Software QA Tester
11 7 (8.33%) Manual Tester
11 7 (8.33%) Test Leader
12 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
13 5 (5.95%) Manual Test Analyst
13 5 (5.95%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) .NET
2 17 (20.24%) HTML
3 16 (19.05%) CSS
4 2 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 15 (17.86%) Online Games
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.10%) Android
1 32 (38.10%) Apple iOS
2 26 (30.95%) Windows
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.14%) Software Testing
2 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.00%) BDD
4 19 (22.62%) Automated Testing
5 17 (20.24%) Software Engineering
6 16 (19.05%) Automation Testing
7 15 (17.86%) TDD
8 14 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.90%) Waterfall
10 9 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Benchmarking
11 8 (9.52%) System Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Test Planning
12 7 (8.33%) Test Automation
13 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
13 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
14 5 (5.95%) Financial Modelling
14 5 (5.95%) Information Security
14 5 (5.95%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.90%) Java
2 23 (27.38%) C#
3 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.24%) PHP
5 16 (19.05%) C
5 16 (19.05%) C++
5 16 (19.05%) Embedded C
5 16 (19.05%) Embedded C++
5 16 (19.05%) Objective-C
6 10 (11.90%) Python
7 8 (9.52%) SQL
8 6 (7.14%) Perl
9 4 (4.76%) Ruby
10 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Degree
2 22 (26.19%) ISEB
3 10 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) HP
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) BT
3 1 (1.19%) Trillium
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Oho Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago