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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.39% 5.38% 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 79.17% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 13
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £28,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
49 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 11.19% 6.80% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 13
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £29,750
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 17 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Ipswich

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 15 (41.67%) Selenium
2 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (30.56%) C#
3 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
3 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
4 10 (27.78%) SQL
5 9 (25.00%) Finance
5 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (19.44%) Games
6 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Degree
6 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
7 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 6 (16.67%) JIRA
7 6 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 6 (16.67%) Bugzilla
7 6 (16.67%) MS Office
8 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.89%) TDD
8 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 5 (13.89%) Online Games
8 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
9 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 4 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (11.11%) DevOps
9 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) JBoss
1 1 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Wireless
2 1 (2.78%) VoIP
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Selenium
2 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
3 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 6 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) Ant
4 4 (11.11%) MSBuild
4 4 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) RSpec
6 2 (5.56%) Capybara
6 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.78%) WatiN
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Tester
3 8 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) QA Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) QA Tester
5 5 (13.89%) Graduate
5 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
6 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Build and Release Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Release Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Build Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Junior
8 2 (5.56%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) AWS Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Web Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.78%) WinForms
3 1 (2.78%) WCF
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.89%) Online Games
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 6 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) TDD
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
7 4 (11.11%) DevOps
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.33%) Content Management
9 2 (5.56%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) SOA
9 2 (5.56%) Project Management
9 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Analytics
10 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (30.56%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.78%) VMware
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