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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.38% 2.27% 3.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 46.67% 68.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 13
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,600 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
16 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.35% 4.87% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 19
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,850 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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

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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 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
5 7 (31.82%) Selenium
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (27.27%) MVC
6 6 (27.27%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) .NET
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 6 (27.27%) WSH
6 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 5 (22.73%) Analytics
7 5 (22.73%) User Stories
7 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
7 5 (22.73%) SOA
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
7 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
7 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (22.73%) REST
7 5 (22.73%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) Sahi
4 2 (9.09%) JMeter
4 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
4 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) WatiN
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) QA Analyst
3 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
4 8 (36.36%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (27.27%) Developer
5 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
6 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
6 5 (22.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (18.18%) Tester
7 4 (18.18%) Software Tester
8 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
8 3 (13.64%) Graduate
8 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
8 3 (13.64%) QA Leader
9 2 (9.09%) QA Consultant
9 2 (9.09%) Web Test Analyst
9 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
9 2 (9.09%) Consultant
9 2 (9.09%) Web Analyst
10 1 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
1 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
1 6 (27.27%) WSH
1 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (22.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 5 (22.73%) REST
2 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
2 5 (22.73%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) WCF
3 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 5 (22.73%) N-Tier
3 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
4 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) MVC
3 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
4 5 (22.73%) User Stories
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 5 (22.73%) SOA
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Content Management
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) Coaching
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) PowerHouse
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft