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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 39 51
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 65 30 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.30% 5.06% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 90.28% 66.67% 43.33%
Number of salaries quoted 56 29 11
Median salary £34,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £42,900 £42,500
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
72 45 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.52% 7.59% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 63 43 26
Median salary £33,500 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,950 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £50,500 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 24 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 24 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 +28 49 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Bury St Edmunds 0 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Stowmarket -4 3 £32,500 +30.00%
Lowestoft - 1 - -
Woodbridge - 1 £19,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 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 53 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (42.15%) Java
3 46 (38.02%) ISEB
4 38 (31.40%) Software Testing
5 36 (29.75%) Selenium
5 36 (29.75%) C#
6 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
7 26 (21.49%) Windows
8 25 (20.66%) HTML
9 23 (19.01%) SQL
9 23 (19.01%) Android
9 23 (19.01%) Apple iOS
10 22 (18.18%) Automated Testing
11 21 (17.36%) Automation Testing
12 20 (16.53%) Manual Testing
12 20 (16.53%) Degree
12 20 (16.53%) .NET
12 20 (16.53%) PHP
12 20 (16.53%) Games
13 19 (15.70%) ISTQB
13 19 (15.70%) Online Games
14 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
14 18 (14.88%) Finance
14 18 (14.88%) SDLC
15 17 (14.05%) CSS
16 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
16 16 (13.22%) Computer Science
17 15 (12.40%) Regression Testing
17 15 (12.40%) C
17 15 (12.40%) C++

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 2 (1.65%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.96%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) MySQL
2 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (29.75%) Selenium
2 11 (9.09%) HP UFT
2 11 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 9 (7.44%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.61%) JMeter
5 7 (5.79%) Calabash
5 7 (5.79%) JUnit
6 6 (4.96%) JIRA
7 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.65%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.83%) Hudson
9 1 (0.83%) Jtest
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.83%) TestRail
General
1 20 (16.53%) Games
2 18 (14.88%) Finance
3 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) French Language
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (57.85%) Analyst
2 46 (38.02%) Tester
3 44 (36.36%) Test Analyst
4 41 (33.88%) QA Tester
5 39 (32.23%) Software Tester
6 38 (31.40%) QA Analyst
7 36 (29.75%) Software QA Tester
8 28 (23.14%) Software Analyst
9 25 (20.66%) Automation Test Analyst
9 25 (20.66%) QA Test Analyst
10 16 (13.22%) Developer
11 15 (12.40%) Graduate
11 15 (12.40%) Software Test Analyst
12 14 (11.57%) Graduate Developer
12 14 (11.57%) QA Automation Analyst
13 13 (10.74%) QA Engineer
14 11 (9.09%) Automation Tester
14 11 (9.09%) Manual Tester
14 11 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
15 10 (8.26%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.66%) HTML
2 20 (16.53%) .NET
3 17 (14.05%) CSS
4 14 (11.57%) Node.js
5 8 (6.61%) XML
6 6 (4.96%) DHTML
7 3 (2.48%) SOAP
8 2 (1.65%) HTML5
8 2 (1.65%) jQuery
8 2 (1.65%) Web Services
9 1 (0.83%) Flash
9 1 (0.83%) JSON
9 1 (0.83%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.83%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Online Games
2 16 (13.22%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) IVR
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.49%) Windows
2 23 (19.01%) Android
2 23 (19.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (31.40%) Software Testing
3 22 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 21 (17.36%) Automation Testing
5 20 (16.53%) Manual Testing
6 18 (14.88%) SDLC
6 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
7 15 (12.40%) Regression Testing
7 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
8 14 (11.57%) Test Scripting
9 13 (10.74%) Test Planning
9 13 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (9.92%) BDD
10 12 (9.92%) System Testing
11 9 (7.44%) Scrum
12 8 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.79%) Data Protection
13 7 (5.79%) Functional Testing
14 6 (4.96%) Non-Functional Testing
14 6 (4.96%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (42.15%) Java
2 36 (29.75%) C#
3 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
4 23 (19.01%) SQL
5 20 (16.53%) PHP
6 15 (12.40%) C
6 15 (12.40%) C++
7 14 (11.57%) Embedded C
7 14 (11.57%) Embedded C++
7 14 (11.57%) Objective-C
7 14 (11.57%) Python
8 13 (10.74%) Perl
9 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (38.02%) ISEB
2 20 (16.53%) Degree
3 19 (15.70%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.09%) HP
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle
4 1 (0.83%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco
4 1 (0.83%) New Relic
4 1 (0.83%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.83%) Trillium
4 1 (0.83%) Verint
4 1 (0.83%) VMware
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