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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 52 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.01% 3.59% 2.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.41% 48.65% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 43 11 7
Average salary £30,000 £27,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
82 37 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 14.21% 7.39% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 68 18 11
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -7.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £40,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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 +17 45 £32,750 +19.09% 1
Lowestoft - 3 £42,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) Selenium
3 26 (33.33%) Degree
4 23 (29.49%) Android
4 23 (29.49%) Apple iOS
5 21 (26.92%) Java
5 21 (26.92%) Windows
6 20 (25.64%) Software Testing
7 18 (23.08%) Finance
7 18 (23.08%) Automation Testing
8 15 (19.23%) SoapUI
8 15 (19.23%) Automated Testing
9 14 (17.95%) Waterfall
9 14 (17.95%) BDD
9 14 (17.95%) Functional Testing
10 13 (16.67%) TDD
10 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 13 (16.67%) .NET
11 12 (15.38%) HTML
12 11 (14.10%) C#
12 11 (14.10%) Python
12 11 (14.10%) ISEB
13 10 (12.82%) Games
13 10 (12.82%) SQL
13 10 (12.82%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
13 10 (12.82%) Online Games
14 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
14 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
14 9 (11.54%) PHP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (10.26%) Node.js
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.28%) Drupal
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (10.26%) MySQL
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.28%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (34.62%) Selenium
2 15 (19.23%) SoapUI
3 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
5 2 (2.56%) Calabash
5 2 (2.56%) JUnit
5 2 (2.56%) Subversion
6 1 (1.28%) Capybara
6 1 (1.28%) Gatling
6 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.28%) JMeter
6 1 (1.28%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.28%) RSpec
6 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Games
3 4 (5.13%) iGaming
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) French Language
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) Analyst
2 21 (26.92%) Tester
3 15 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 12 (15.38%) QA Tester
5 11 (14.10%) Test Analyst
6 10 (12.82%) QA Leader
7 9 (11.54%) Developer
7 9 (11.54%) QA Engineer
8 8 (10.26%) Graduate
8 8 (10.26%) Graduate Developer
8 8 (10.26%) Project Leader
8 8 (10.26%) QA Analyst
8 8 (10.26%) Software Analyst
8 8 (10.26%) Test Engineer
8 8 (10.26%) Test Project Leader
9 7 (8.97%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (8.97%) Project Engineer
9 7 (8.97%) QA Automation Engineer
9 7 (8.97%) Software Tester
9 7 (8.97%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) .NET
2 12 (15.38%) HTML
3 9 (11.54%) CSS
4 5 (6.41%) Web Services
5 4 (5.13%) XML
6 2 (2.56%) DHTML
6 2 (2.56%) REST
6 2 (2.56%) SOAP
7 1 (1.28%) Ajax
7 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.28%) jQuery
7 1 (1.28%) JSF
7 1 (1.28%) JSON
7 1 (1.28%) JSP
7 1 (1.28%) Memcached
7 1 (1.28%) OAuth
7 1 (1.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Online Games
2 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.41%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.49%) Android
1 23 (29.49%) Apple iOS
2 21 (26.92%) Windows
3 8 (10.26%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.64%) Software Testing
3 18 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 15 (19.23%) Automated Testing
5 14 (17.95%) BDD
5 14 (17.95%) Functional Testing
5 14 (17.95%) Waterfall
6 13 (16.67%) TDD
7 10 (12.82%) Business Analysis
7 10 (12.82%) Software Engineering
8 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (10.26%) Analytics
9 8 (10.26%) Data Analytics
9 8 (10.26%) Financial Modelling
9 8 (10.26%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.97%) Project Planning
11 6 (7.69%) SDLC
12 5 (6.41%) Information Security
12 5 (6.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) Java
2 13 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.10%) C#
3 11 (14.10%) Python
4 10 (12.82%) SQL
5 9 (11.54%) PHP
6 8 (10.26%) C
6 8 (10.26%) C++
6 8 (10.26%) Embedded C
6 8 (10.26%) Embedded C++
6 8 (10.26%) Objective-C
6 8 (10.26%) Ruby
7 4 (5.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (33.33%) Degree
2 11 (14.10%) ISEB
3 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (2.56%) BT
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.28%) SAP
2 1 (1.28%) Trillium
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