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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.06% 3.91% 3.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 56.25% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 10
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £42,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
35 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.43% 6.96% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 18
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (58.33%) Selenium
2 21 (43.75%) Java
2 21 (43.75%) C#
3 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
5 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (29.17%) Games
7 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (25.00%) Online Games
8 12 (25.00%) Performance Testing
8 12 (25.00%) SQL
9 11 (22.92%) Finance
9 11 (22.92%) BDD
9 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
10 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.83%) Windows
11 9 (18.75%) Python
11 9 (18.75%) Mobile App
12 8 (16.67%) SDLC
12 8 (16.67%) .NET
12 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
13 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Degree
13 7 (14.58%) JIRA
13 7 (14.58%) Bugzilla
13 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
13 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (14.58%) Android

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (14.58%) JBoss
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) VoIP
2 1 (2.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (58.33%) Selenium
2 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
3 11 (22.92%) SoapUI
4 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (14.58%) JUnit
4 7 (14.58%) Bugzilla
4 7 (14.58%) JIRA
4 7 (14.58%) Calabash
5 5 (10.42%) Capybara
5 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
5 5 (10.42%) RSpec
6 4 (8.33%) MSBuild
6 4 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (8.33%) Ant
7 1 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 14 (29.17%) Games
2 11 (22.92%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Analyst
2 19 (39.58%) Test Analyst
2 19 (39.58%) QA Analyst
3 17 (35.42%) Tester
4 16 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 14 (29.17%) QA Tester
6 7 (14.58%) Automated Tester
6 7 (14.58%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (12.50%) Security Specialist
8 5 (10.42%) Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Graduate
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Build and Release Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Release Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Build Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Automation Tester
10 2 (4.17%) Junior Analyst
10 2 (4.17%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 2 (4.17%) Security Tester
10 2 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) HTML
3 3 (6.25%) CSS
4 2 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) DHTML
4 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Online Games
2 9 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) DTV
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
2 7 (14.58%) Android
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) BDD
5 10 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 8 (16.67%) SDLC
7 7 (14.58%) Test Planning
7 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
7 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Information Security
8 6 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) SOA
9 5 (10.42%) DevOps
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.33%) Scrum
10 4 (8.33%) TDD
10 4 (8.33%) Analytics
11 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) C#
1 21 (43.75%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
3 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 9 (18.75%) Python
5 6 (12.50%) Ruby
6 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.58%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.08%) VMware
2 1 (2.08%) SAP
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago