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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 9.89% 3.90% 3.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.27% 44.44% 58.82%
Number of salaries quoted 38 7 5
Average salary £32,750 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.09% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,000 £32,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
59 27 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 12.97% 8.77% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 52 11 7
Average salary £30,750 £27,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.81% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,400 £37,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (37.14%) Degree
2 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (34.29%) Selenium
4 23 (32.86%) Android
4 23 (32.86%) Apple iOS
5 20 (28.57%) Windows
6 18 (25.71%) Java
6 18 (25.71%) Finance
6 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
7 17 (24.29%) Software Testing
8 14 (20.00%) Functional Testing
8 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 14 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 14 (20.00%) BDD
9 13 (18.57%) .NET
9 13 (18.57%) TDD
10 12 (17.14%) Automated Testing
11 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
11 11 (15.71%) C#
12 10 (14.29%) ISEB
12 10 (14.29%) Games
12 10 (14.29%) HTML
12 10 (14.29%) Business Analysis
12 10 (14.29%) Online Games
13 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
13 9 (12.86%) Computer Science
13 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
13 9 (12.86%) PHP
13 9 (12.86%) CSS
13 9 (12.86%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (11.43%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) Drupal
2 1 (1.43%) JBoss
2 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (11.43%) MySQL
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.43%) Jackrabbit
3 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) Selenium
2 14 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.86%) Calabash
5 2 (2.86%) JIRA
5 2 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (1.43%) Capybara
6 1 (1.43%) Gatling
6 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.43%) RSpec
6 1 (1.43%) Subversion
6 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Games
3 4 (5.71%) iGaming
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (1.43%) Electronics
5 1 (1.43%) French Language
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Analyst
2 17 (24.29%) Tester
3 15 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) Test Analyst
5 10 (14.29%) QA Leader
6 9 (12.86%) Developer
6 9 (12.86%) QA Engineer
6 9 (12.86%) QA Tester
7 8 (11.43%) Graduate
7 8 (11.43%) Graduate Developer
7 8 (11.43%) Project Leader
7 8 (11.43%) Test Project Leader
8 7 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
8 7 (10.00%) Project Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Test Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) .NET
2 10 (14.29%) HTML
3 9 (12.86%) CSS
4 5 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) Ajax
5 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.43%) jQuery
5 1 (1.43%) JSF
5 1 (1.43%) JSON
5 1 (1.43%) JSP
5 1 (1.43%) Memcached
5 1 (1.43%) OAuth
5 1 (1.43%) REST
5 1 (1.43%) SOAP
5 1 (1.43%) Spring
5 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Online Games
2 9 (12.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.14%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Android
1 23 (32.86%) Apple iOS
2 20 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.43%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
3 17 (24.29%) Software Testing
4 14 (20.00%) BDD
4 14 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (18.57%) TDD
6 12 (17.14%) Automated Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.43%) Analytics
9 8 (11.43%) Data Analytics
9 8 (11.43%) Financial Modelling
9 8 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.00%) Project Planning
11 5 (7.14%) Benchmarking
11 5 (7.14%) Information Security
12 4 (5.71%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) Java
2 11 (15.71%) C#
2 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.86%) PHP
3 9 (12.86%) Python
4 8 (11.43%) C
4 8 (11.43%) C++
4 8 (11.43%) Embedded C
4 8 (11.43%) Embedded C++
4 8 (11.43%) Objective-C
4 8 (11.43%) Ruby
5 7 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) ISEB
3 7 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (1.43%) BT
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.43%) SAP
1 1 (1.43%) Trillium
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago