The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 55 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.25% 0.18% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
QA Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Suffolk region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
397 535 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 98.27% 96.75% 98.94%
Number of salaries quoted 353 502 598
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Suffolk region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Suffolk

QA Tester
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Sahi
2 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Xcode
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk region that cited QA Tester in their job title 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 with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) Sahi
1 3 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) Xcode
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) eggPlant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA