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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.79% 3.24% 7.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 81.82% 79.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 17
Average salary £25,250 £31,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.47% -20.62%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
25 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.71% 3.96% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 23
Average salary £26,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 14 (82.35%) JIRA
2 13 (76.47%) Bugzilla
3 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 11 (64.71%) Automated Testing
5 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
6 9 (52.94%) MS Office
7 6 (35.29%) Selenium
7 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) SQL
9 4 (23.53%) ISEB
9 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
10 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (17.65%) Games
10 3 (17.65%) .NET
11 2 (11.76%) MVC
11 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (11.76%) Scrum
11 2 (11.76%) TDD
11 2 (11.76%) Telerik
11 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
11 2 (11.76%) Degree
11 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
12 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (5.88%) CSS3
12 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
12 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
12 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
12 1 (5.88%) WatiN

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) JIRA
2 13 (76.47%) Bugzilla
3 10 (58.82%) SoapUI
4 6 (35.29%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (5.88%) JMeter
7 1 (5.88%) Subversion
7 1 (5.88%) WatiN
7 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) QA Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Software Tester
4 3 (17.65%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
3 1 (5.88%) WinForms
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.88%) Debian
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Automated Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) HND
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Telerik
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