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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 10 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.71% 2.02% 6.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.96% 52.63% 75.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 25
Average salary £32,000 £36,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.72% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £28,400 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
46 19 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 10.04% 3.84% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 37
Average salary £28,750 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.80% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £27,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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 +8 10 £34,000 -6.20% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £50,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 13 (48.15%) JIRA
2 11 (40.74%) Bugzilla
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
4 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
5 7 (25.93%) MS Office
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) Selenium
6 6 (22.22%) ISEB
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Android
8 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (11.11%) Degree
9 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
9 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Scrum
9 3 (11.11%) Games
9 3 (11.11%) Finance
9 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 3 (11.11%) PHP
9 3 (11.11%) .NET
10 2 (7.41%) C
10 2 (7.41%) C#
10 2 (7.41%) Windows
10 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
10 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (7.41%) MVC
10 2 (7.41%) Change Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) JIRA
2 11 (40.74%) Bugzilla
3 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
4 7 (25.93%) Selenium
5 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
7 2 (7.41%) eggPlant
7 2 (7.41%) Xcode
7 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (3.70%) JMeter
8 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
8 1 (3.70%) NUnit
8 1 (3.70%) Subversion
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.70%) WatiN
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Tester
4 7 (25.93%) QA Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) QA Tester
6 5 (18.52%) Software Tester
6 5 (18.52%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
8 2 (7.41%) Automated Tester
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 1 (3.70%) Junior
9 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Consultant
9 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) X-Windows
3 1 (3.70%) WinForms
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.70%) Debian
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Automated Testing
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Load Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) OOP
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) C
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Telerik
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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