The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 42 51
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.37% 5.12% 3.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 91.43% 66.67% 52.78%
Number of salaries quoted 54 33 13
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £42,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
70 51 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.43% 7.68% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 60 49 28
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of job ads across the Suffolk region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Suffolk

QA
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 within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Ipswich +39 49 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Bury St Edmunds -5 6 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Woodbridge - 4 £19,000 -
Stowmarket -2 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Lowestoft - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for QA.

1 51 (42.86%) Java
2 44 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (31.93%) Selenium
4 37 (31.09%) ISEB
4 37 (31.09%) C#
5 36 (30.25%) Software Testing
6 30 (25.21%) JavaScript
7 29 (24.37%) Android
7 29 (24.37%) Apple iOS
8 27 (22.69%) Degree
9 26 (21.85%) HTML
9 26 (21.85%) Windows
10 23 (19.33%) .NET
11 22 (18.49%) PHP
11 22 (18.49%) Online Games
11 22 (18.49%) Automated Testing
11 22 (18.49%) Software Engineering
11 22 (18.49%) Games
12 21 (17.65%) SQL
12 21 (17.65%) Automation Testing
13 20 (16.81%) Computer Science
14 19 (15.97%) CSS
14 19 (15.97%) MySQL
14 19 (15.97%) C
14 19 (15.97%) C++
15 18 (15.13%) Embedded C
15 18 (15.13%) Embedded C++
15 18 (15.13%) Objective-C
15 18 (15.13%) Manual Testing
15 18 (15.13%) Node.js

QA
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 (0.84%) CMS
1 1 (0.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) MS Office
2 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.97%) MySQL
2 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (31.93%) Selenium
2 15 (12.61%) SoapUI
3 11 (9.24%) HP UFT
4 9 (7.56%) Cucumber
5 7 (5.88%) Calabash
5 7 (5.88%) JIRA
5 7 (5.88%) JMeter
5 7 (5.88%) JUnit
6 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.68%) LoadUI
7 2 (1.68%) TestRail
8 1 (0.84%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.84%) Hudson
8 1 (0.84%) Jtest
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (18.49%) Games
2 17 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) French Language
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (52.10%) Analyst
2 48 (40.34%) Tester
3 41 (34.45%) QA Tester
4 37 (31.09%) Test Analyst
5 35 (29.41%) Software Tester
6 33 (27.73%) QA Analyst
7 32 (26.89%) Software QA Tester
8 25 (21.01%) Software Analyst
9 24 (20.17%) Automation Test Analyst
10 19 (15.97%) Graduate
10 19 (15.97%) QA Test Analyst
11 18 (15.13%) Developer
11 18 (15.13%) Graduate Developer
12 13 (10.92%) QA Automation Analyst
13 12 (10.08%) QA Engineer
13 12 (10.08%) Software Test Analyst
14 11 (9.24%) Manual Tester
15 10 (8.40%) Automation Tester
15 10 (8.40%) QA Automation Tester
16 9 (7.56%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.85%) HTML
2 23 (19.33%) .NET
3 19 (15.97%) CSS
4 18 (15.13%) Node.js
5 6 (5.04%) DHTML
5 6 (5.04%) XML
6 3 (2.52%) SOAP
7 1 (0.84%) Flash
7 1 (0.84%) HTML5
7 1 (0.84%) JSON
7 1 (0.84%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.84%) VXML
7 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.49%) Online Games
2 20 (16.81%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.84%) IVR
6 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.37%) Android
1 29 (24.37%) Apple iOS
2 26 (21.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.25%) Software Testing
3 22 (18.49%) Automated Testing
3 22 (18.49%) Software Engineering
4 21 (17.65%) Automation Testing
5 18 (15.13%) Manual Testing
6 16 (13.45%) BDD
7 14 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 14 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 13 (10.92%) Test Planning
8 13 (10.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (10.08%) System Testing
9 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.24%) SDLC
11 9 (7.56%) Functional Testing
11 9 (7.56%) TDD
12 7 (5.88%) Analytics
13 6 (5.04%) Data Analytics
13 6 (5.04%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (5.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.86%) Java
2 37 (31.09%) C#
3 30 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 22 (18.49%) PHP
5 21 (17.65%) SQL
6 19 (15.97%) C
6 19 (15.97%) C++
7 18 (15.13%) Embedded C
7 18 (15.13%) Embedded C++
7 18 (15.13%) Objective-C
8 13 (10.92%) Perl
8 13 (10.92%) Python
9 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (31.09%) ISEB
2 27 (22.69%) Degree
3 16 (13.45%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.24%) HP
3 4 (3.36%) Oracle
4 1 (0.84%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.84%) BT
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco
4 1 (0.84%) New Relic
4 1 (0.84%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.84%) Trillium
4 1 (0.84%) Verint
4 1 (0.84%) VMware
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