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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 14.33% 4.43% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 94.12% 57.58% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 41 19 9
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
51 33 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 15.22% 7.69% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 44 32 14
Median salary £35,000 £41,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +21.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,450 £35,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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

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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 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 43 (47.25%) Java
2 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (38.46%) ISEB
4 34 (37.36%) C#
5 29 (31.87%) Selenium
6 26 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 24 (26.37%) Windows
8 23 (25.27%) Apple iOS
8 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
8 23 (25.27%) Android
9 20 (21.98%) PHP
9 20 (21.98%) Games
10 19 (20.88%) Online Games
10 19 (20.88%) Degree
11 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
11 18 (19.78%) Finance
11 18 (19.78%) HTML
11 18 (19.78%) .NET
12 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
12 17 (18.68%) Automation Testing
13 16 (17.58%) Manual Testing
13 16 (17.58%) CSS
14 15 (16.48%) MySQL
14 15 (16.48%) C
14 15 (16.48%) C++
14 15 (16.48%) Computer Science
15 14 (15.38%) Embedded C
15 14 (15.38%) Embedded C++
15 14 (15.38%) Objective-C
15 14 (15.38%) Node.js

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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 2 (2.20%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) MySQL
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (31.87%) Selenium
2 11 (12.09%) HP UFT
2 11 (12.09%) SoapUI
3 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.69%) Calabash
4 7 (7.69%) JMeter
4 7 (7.69%) JUnit
5 4 (4.40%) JIRA
6 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.20%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.10%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.10%) Hudson
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (21.98%) Games
2 18 (19.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) French Language
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (53.85%) Analyst
2 32 (35.16%) Test Analyst
3 31 (34.07%) Tester
4 29 (31.87%) QA Tester
5 25 (27.47%) Software Tester
6 24 (26.37%) Software QA Tester
7 23 (25.27%) Automation Test Analyst
7 23 (25.27%) QA Analyst
8 19 (20.88%) Software Analyst
9 16 (17.58%) Developer
10 15 (16.48%) Graduate
11 14 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
11 14 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
12 12 (13.19%) QA Automation Analyst
13 11 (12.09%) Automation Tester
13 11 (12.09%) Manual Tester
13 11 (12.09%) QA Automation Tester
14 10 (10.99%) Manual Test Analyst
14 10 (10.99%) QA Engineer
14 10 (10.99%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) .NET
1 18 (19.78%) HTML
2 16 (17.58%) CSS
3 14 (15.38%) Node.js
4 3 (3.30%) SOAP
5 2 (2.20%) jQuery
5 2 (2.20%) Web Services
5 2 (2.20%) XML
6 1 (1.10%) HTML5
6 1 (1.10%) JSON
6 1 (1.10%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Online Games
2 15 (16.48%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) IVR
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.37%) Windows
2 23 (25.27%) Android
2 23 (25.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 18 (19.78%) Software Engineering
4 17 (18.68%) Automated Testing
4 17 (18.68%) Automation Testing
5 16 (17.58%) Manual Testing
6 13 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.19%) BDD
7 12 (13.19%) System Testing
7 12 (13.19%) Test Planning
8 11 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.79%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.59%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.49%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (5.49%) Risk Management
11 5 (5.49%) TDD
11 5 (5.49%) Web Development
12 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (47.25%) Java
2 34 (37.36%) C#
3 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
4 20 (21.98%) PHP
5 15 (16.48%) C
5 15 (16.48%) C++
6 14 (15.38%) Embedded C
6 14 (15.38%) Embedded C++
6 14 (15.38%) Objective-C
7 12 (13.19%) SQL
8 8 (8.79%) Python
9 7 (7.69%) Perl
10 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) ISEB
2 19 (20.88%) Degree
3 12 (13.19%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) HP
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco
3 1 (1.10%) Trillium
3 1 (1.10%) Verint
3 1 (1.10%) VMware
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £31000.00 - £41000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £57000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago