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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.06% 2.63% 3.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 66.67% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 9
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
27 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.58% 3.95% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 16
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £30,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (60.98%) Selenium
3 23 (56.10%) Java
4 22 (53.66%) C#
5 14 (34.15%) Finance
5 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
5 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
6 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
6 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (29.27%) SQL
8 11 (26.83%) Games
8 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
9 10 (24.39%) Windows
9 10 (24.39%) Python
10 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
10 9 (21.95%) Online Games
10 9 (21.95%) Degree
11 8 (19.51%) JIRA
11 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
11 8 (19.51%) Android
11 8 (19.51%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (19.51%) Calabash
11 8 (19.51%) BDD
11 8 (19.51%) Apple iOS
11 8 (19.51%) SoapUI
11 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.51%) .NET
11 8 (19.51%) JUnit
11 8 (19.51%) Bugzilla
12 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (17.07%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (60.98%) Selenium
2 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
3 8 (19.51%) SoapUI
3 8 (19.51%) JIRA
3 8 (19.51%) Calabash
3 8 (19.51%) JUnit
3 8 (19.51%) Bugzilla
4 7 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
6 5 (12.20%) Capybara
6 5 (12.20%) RSpec
7 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.44%) Subversion
7 1 (2.44%) JMeter
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Games
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Swedish Language
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) QA Analyst
3 17 (41.46%) Test Analyst
4 15 (36.59%) QA Test Analyst
5 13 (31.71%) Tester
6 11 (26.83%) QA Tester
7 8 (19.51%) Automated Tester
7 8 (19.51%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (14.63%) Security Specialist
8 6 (14.63%) Business Analyst
8 6 (14.63%) Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.88%) Penetration Tester
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Security Specialist
9 2 (4.88%) AWS Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Security Tester
9 2 (4.88%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 1 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.44%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) DHTML
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) JSP
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) JSF
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) OAuth
5 1 (2.44%) Memcached
5 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Online Games
1 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) DTV
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Android
2 8 (19.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Performance Testing
2 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
4 8 (19.51%) BDD
4 8 (19.51%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Analytics
5 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis
5 7 (17.07%) Test Planning
6 6 (14.63%) Information Security
7 5 (12.20%) SOA
7 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.76%) Financial Modelling
8 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.76%) Scrum
8 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Java
2 22 (53.66%) C#
3 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
4 12 (29.27%) SQL
5 10 (24.39%) Python
6 6 (14.63%) Ruby
7 2 (4.88%) Perl
7 2 (4.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Degree
2 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) SAP