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

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 12.70% 4.82% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 81.25% 65.38% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 35 16 5
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £46,250 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.26%
QA
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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
48 26 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 15.64% 7.37% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 42 24 7
Median salary £35,000 £38,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £35,750 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,900 £46,500 £49,250
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 28 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) Java
2 35 (41.67%) ISEB
3 29 (34.52%) C#
4 22 (26.19%) Finance
4 22 (26.19%) Selenium
5 21 (25.00%) Windows
6 19 (22.62%) Software Testing
6 19 (22.62%) Manual Testing
6 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
7 17 (20.24%) Automated Testing
7 17 (20.24%) Automation Testing
8 16 (19.05%) Degree
9 15 (17.86%) Android
9 15 (17.86%) Apple iOS
9 15 (17.86%) PHP
9 15 (17.86%) Games
10 14 (16.67%) HTML
10 14 (16.67%) .NET
10 14 (16.67%) Online Games
11 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
11 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
11 13 (15.48%) CSS
12 12 (14.29%) SQL
12 12 (14.29%) System Testing
12 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (13.10%) Test Planning
13 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
13 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
14 10 (11.90%) HP UFT

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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 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) MySQL
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Selenium
2 10 (11.90%) HP UFT
3 7 (8.33%) JMeter
4 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.76%) Calabash
6 4 (4.76%) JIRA
6 4 (4.76%) JUnit
7 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.38%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.19%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.19%) Hudson
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Games
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (61.90%) Analyst
2 35 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 27 (32.14%) Tester
4 24 (28.57%) QA Tester
4 24 (28.57%) Software Tester
5 22 (26.19%) Automation Test Analyst
5 22 (26.19%) Software QA Tester
6 20 (23.81%) QA Analyst
7 18 (21.43%) Software Analyst
8 14 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
9 13 (15.48%) Developer
10 12 (14.29%) QA Automation Analyst
10 12 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
11 11 (13.10%) Automation Tester
11 11 (13.10%) Manual Tester
11 11 (13.10%) QA Automation Tester
12 10 (11.90%) Graduate
12 10 (11.90%) Manual Test Analyst
12 10 (11.90%) QA Manual Tester
13 9 (10.71%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.67%) .NET
1 14 (16.67%) HTML
2 13 (15.48%) CSS
3 9 (10.71%) Node.js
4 4 (4.76%) jQuery
4 4 (4.76%) XML
5 3 (3.57%) SOAP
6 2 (2.38%) Web Services
7 1 (1.19%) HTML5
7 1 (1.19%) JSON
7 1 (1.19%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Online Games
2 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) IVR
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (17.86%) Android
2 15 (17.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) Manual Testing
2 19 (22.62%) Software Testing
3 17 (20.24%) Automated Testing
3 17 (20.24%) Automation Testing
4 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
4 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
5 12 (14.29%) System Testing
6 11 (13.10%) Test Planning
7 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (10.71%) Regression Testing
8 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 7 (8.33%) SDLC
10 6 (7.14%) BDD
10 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (7.14%) Functional Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Web Development
11 5 (5.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) Java
2 29 (34.52%) C#
3 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.86%) PHP
5 12 (14.29%) SQL
6 10 (11.90%) C
6 10 (11.90%) C++
7 9 (10.71%) Embedded C
7 9 (10.71%) Embedded C++
7 9 (10.71%) Objective-C
8 5 (5.95%) Python
9 4 (4.76%) Perl
10 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (41.67%) ISEB
2 16 (19.05%) Degree
3 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.90%) HP
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco
4 1 (1.19%) Verint
4 1 (1.19%) VMware