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 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 Tester
Rank 62 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.91% 1.00% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.03% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 4
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -12.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
558 484 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.71% 96.61% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 483 393 326
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -8 8 £35,000 +62.79%
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (91.67%) Selenium
3 9 (75.00%) Automation Testing
4 8 (66.67%) Online Games
4 8 (66.67%) BDD
4 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (66.67%) Games
4 8 (66.67%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) Python
7 2 (16.67%) DHTML
7 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) Perl
8 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Volume Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (8.33%) System Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Kanban
8 1 (8.33%) Test Automation

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (66.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) DHTML
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Online Games
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Automation Testing
2 8 (66.67%) BDD
2 8 (66.67%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) QA