The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Suffolk region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 60 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.53% 1.31% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.34% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 3
Median salary £27,500 £35,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £33,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £35,000 £29,400
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,625
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.67%

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
378 521 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 99.74% 97.75% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 330 450 358
Median salary £38,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of job ads across the Suffolk region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stowmarket - 1 £25,000 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Suffolk region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Xbox
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft