The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Ipswich region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.91% 3.07% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.25% 50.00% 61.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 13
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.96% 6.13% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 17
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,800 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Suffolk

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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 9 (33.33%) Degree
3 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 9 (33.33%) Selenium
4 7 (25.93%) REST
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.93%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 6 (22.22%) WSH
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) C#
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 6 (22.22%) Finance
5 6 (22.22%) MVC
5 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
6 5 (18.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
6 5 (18.52%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) jQuery
6 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (18.52%) Analytics
6 5 (18.52%) User Stories
6 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
6 5 (18.52%) Financial Institution
6 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
6 5 (18.52%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Magento
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) Sahi
3 3 (11.11%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.70%) WatiN
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Financial Institution
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) QA Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Software Tester
4 7 (25.93%) QA Test Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Tester
5 6 (22.22%) Developer
5 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) C# Developer
7 4 (14.81%) QA Engineer
7 4 (14.81%) QA Tester
8 3 (11.11%) QA Leader
8 3 (11.11%) Graduate
9 2 (7.41%) Architect
9 2 (7.41%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (7.41%) Web Analyst
9 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
9 2 (7.41%) Java Technical Architect
9 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) REST
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) WSH
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (18.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
3 5 (18.52%) jQuery
3 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) Java EE
5 1 (3.70%) WCF
5 1 (3.70%) WinForms
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Mathematics
2 5 (18.52%) N-Tier
3 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Online Games
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 6 (22.22%) MVC
4 6 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Analytics
5 5 (18.52%) User Stories
5 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Content Management
6 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Time Management
7 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
1 6 (22.22%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PowerHouse
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
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