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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 62 68
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.91% 3.29% 1.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.36% 43.90% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 9
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,550 £29,750 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
56 41 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.86% 7.50% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 49 27 19
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,250 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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 -3 21 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Stowmarket +10 2 £25,250 +12.22% 1
Bury St Edmunds +8 1 £35,000 -
Haverhill - 1 £29,000 -
Lowestoft - 1 £21,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (42.37%) Selenium
2 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
2 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.51%) C#
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
3 18 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (28.81%) Finance
5 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
6 15 (25.42%) ISTQB
7 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
7 14 (23.73%) Java
8 12 (20.34%) SDLC
9 11 (18.64%) Test Planning
10 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (16.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
10 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
10 10 (16.95%) .NET
11 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
11 9 (15.25%) Degree
11 9 (15.25%) Analytics
12 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
12 8 (13.56%) Automation Testing
12 8 (13.56%) SoapUI
12 8 (13.56%) Risk Analysis
12 8 (13.56%) Games
13 7 (11.86%) Windows
14 6 (10.17%) JBoss
14 6 (10.17%) HTML
14 6 (10.17%) Online Games

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (10.17%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) Wireless
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) VoIP
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (42.37%) Selenium
2 10 (16.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (13.56%) SoapUI
4 6 (10.17%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.78%) Ant
5 4 (6.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.78%) RSpec
5 4 (6.78%) MSBuild
5 4 (6.78%) Capybara
6 3 (5.08%) Bugzilla
6 3 (5.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.69%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.69%) WatiN
7 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.69%) Xcode
7 1 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Games
3 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (54.24%) Analyst
2 24 (40.68%) Test Analyst
3 17 (28.81%) QA Analyst
4 14 (23.73%) Tester
5 13 (22.03%) QA Test Analyst
6 10 (16.95%) QA Tester
7 6 (10.17%) Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Automation Tester
8 5 (8.47%) Security Specialist
8 5 (8.47%) Graduate
9 4 (6.78%) Release Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Build and Release Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Build Engineer
10 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
10 3 (5.08%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Junior
11 2 (3.39%) Junior Analyst
11 2 (3.39%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
4 2 (3.39%) X-Windows
4 2 (3.39%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) DHTML
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.69%) WinForms
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
5 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.17%) Online Games
3 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Android
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
4 12 (20.34%) SDLC
5 11 (18.64%) Test Planning
6 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
7 9 (15.25%) Analytics
8 8 (13.56%) Automation Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (8.47%) BDD
9 5 (8.47%) Risk Analytics
9 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.47%) DevOps
9 5 (8.47%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.47%) TDD
9 5 (8.47%) Information Security
10 4 (6.78%) SOA
10 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
2 18 (30.51%) C#
2 18 (30.51%) SQL
3 14 (23.73%) Java
4 5 (8.47%) Ruby
5 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.39%) Python
6 2 (3.39%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) C
7 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.25%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Stowmarket
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago