The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 47 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.21% 4.06% 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.39% 52.78% 48.65%
Number of salaries quoted 33 13 18
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -39.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £70,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
East of England

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 Suffolk region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
49 36 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.52% 7.69% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 47 28 36
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

QA
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

QA Salary Trend in Suffolk

QA
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Suffolk

QA
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 within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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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 -14 20 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Stowmarket - 3 £25,000 -
Bury St Edmunds +10 2 £35,000 -
Haverhill -7 1 £29,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 29 (44.62%) Selenium
2 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.31%) C#
3 21 (32.31%) SQL
4 19 (29.23%) JavaScript
4 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
5 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (27.69%) Java
6 17 (26.15%) Finance
7 16 (24.62%) SDLC
8 15 (23.08%) Automated Testing
8 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (16.92%) Test Planning
10 11 (16.92%) Games
10 11 (16.92%) .NET
11 10 (15.38%) Windows
11 10 (15.38%) Data Analysis
11 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (15.38%) SoapUI
12 9 (13.85%) Analytics
12 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
12 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
12 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
12 9 (13.85%) Degree
12 9 (13.85%) Online Games
12 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Risk Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 7 (10.77%) JBoss
2 1 (1.54%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) VoIP
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (44.62%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 8 (12.31%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 5 (7.69%) JIRA
5 4 (6.15%) Ant
5 4 (6.15%) RSpec
5 4 (6.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (6.15%) MSBuild
5 4 (6.15%) Capybara
5 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.62%) Calabash
6 3 (4.62%) JUnit
7 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.54%) WatiN
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 11 (16.92%) Games
3 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (58.46%) Analyst
2 30 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 21 (32.31%) QA Analyst
4 17 (26.15%) QA Test Analyst
4 17 (26.15%) Tester
5 13 (20.00%) QA Tester
6 6 (9.23%) Security Specialist
6 6 (9.23%) Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Graduate
7 5 (7.69%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Build and Release Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Release Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Build Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Automated Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Selenium Tester
10 2 (3.08%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
4 2 (3.08%) XML
4 2 (3.08%) DHTML
5 1 (1.54%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.54%) WinForms
5 1 (1.54%) WCF
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.85%) Online Games
2 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.23%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.54%) DTV
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Android
2 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (24.62%) SDLC
4 15 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 11 (16.92%) Test Planning
7 10 (15.38%) Data Analysis
8 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
8 9 (13.85%) Analytics
8 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
9 8 (12.31%) BDD
9 8 (12.31%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Information Security
11 5 (7.69%) TDD
11 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
11 5 (7.69%) DevOps
12 4 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.31%) C#
1 21 (32.31%) SQL
2 19 (29.23%) JavaScript
3 18 (27.69%) Java
4 5 (7.69%) Python
4 5 (7.69%) Ruby
5 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) VBScript
7 1 (1.54%) VB
7 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (13.85%) Degree
3 5 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.54%) Firmware
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) SAP
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.54%) VMware
Ipswich
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago