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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 41 59
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 10.28% 5.29% 3.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 84.85% 56.67% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 48 33 12
Median salary £33,500 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £44,900 £29,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
66 60 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.11% 9.33% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 58 53 28
Median salary £30,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,125
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.34%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +30 45 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Woodbridge - 5 £19,000 -
Bury St Edmunds +3 4 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Stowmarket 0 1 £32,500 +28.71%
Lowestoft -2 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 45 (40.54%) Java
2 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (31.53%) Software Testing
3 35 (31.53%) Selenium
4 33 (29.73%) Android
4 33 (29.73%) C#
4 33 (29.73%) Apple iOS
5 31 (27.93%) Degree
6 29 (26.13%) JavaScript
7 28 (25.23%) HTML
8 26 (23.42%) Windows
9 25 (22.52%) ISEB
9 25 (22.52%) .NET
10 22 (19.82%) Computer Science
11 21 (18.92%) Software Engineering
11 21 (18.92%) CSS
11 21 (18.92%) PHP
12 20 (18.02%) C
12 20 (18.02%) C++
12 20 (18.02%) MySQL
12 20 (18.02%) Embedded C
12 20 (18.02%) Embedded C++
12 20 (18.02%) Objective-C
12 20 (18.02%) Node.js
13 19 (17.12%) Automated Testing
13 19 (17.12%) Online Games
13 19 (17.12%) Games
14 17 (15.32%) SQL
14 17 (15.32%) BDD
15 16 (14.41%) SoapUI

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 20 (18.02%) Node.js
2 2 (1.80%) Confluence
3 1 (0.90%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
2 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.02%) MySQL
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (31.53%) Selenium
2 16 (14.41%) SoapUI
3 10 (9.01%) HP UFT
4 7 (6.31%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.31%) JIRA
5 6 (5.41%) Calabash
5 6 (5.41%) JUnit
6 4 (3.60%) JMeter
7 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.80%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.90%) Hudson
9 1 (0.90%) Jtest
General
1 19 (17.12%) Games
2 15 (13.51%) Finance
3 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) French Language
4 1 (0.90%) Publishing
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (45.05%) Analyst
2 41 (36.94%) Tester
3 34 (30.63%) QA Tester
4 25 (22.52%) QA Analyst
4 25 (22.52%) Software Tester
5 23 (20.72%) Software QA Tester
5 23 (20.72%) Test Analyst
6 21 (18.92%) Graduate
7 20 (18.02%) Developer
7 20 (18.02%) Graduate Developer
8 18 (16.22%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (15.32%) Software Analyst
10 9 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
11 8 (7.21%) Manual Tester
11 8 (7.21%) QA Automation Analyst
12 7 (6.31%) QA Engineer
12 7 (6.31%) Test Leader
13 6 (5.41%) Automation Tester
13 6 (5.41%) QA Automation Tester
14 5 (4.50%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.23%) HTML
2 25 (22.52%) .NET
3 21 (18.92%) CSS
4 6 (5.41%) DHTML
4 6 (5.41%) XML
5 2 (1.80%) SOAP
6 1 (0.90%) Flash
6 1 (0.90%) HTML5
6 1 (0.90%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Computer Science
2 19 (17.12%) Online Games
3 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.73%) Android
1 33 (29.73%) Apple iOS
2 26 (23.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.53%) Software Testing
3 21 (18.92%) Software Engineering
4 19 (17.12%) Automated Testing
5 17 (15.32%) BDD
6 16 (14.41%) Automation Testing
7 14 (12.61%) Manual Testing
7 14 (12.61%) Test Planning
8 13 (11.71%) Regression Testing
9 11 (9.91%) Functional Testing
9 11 (9.91%) TDD
9 11 (9.91%) Test Scripting
9 11 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (9.01%) System Testing
11 9 (8.11%) Analytics
12 8 (7.21%) Benchmarking
12 8 (7.21%) Data Analytics
12 8 (7.21%) SDLC
12 8 (7.21%) Test Automation
13 7 (6.31%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.54%) Java
2 33 (29.73%) C#
3 29 (26.13%) JavaScript
4 21 (18.92%) PHP
5 20 (18.02%) C
5 20 (18.02%) C++
5 20 (18.02%) Embedded C
5 20 (18.02%) Embedded C++
5 20 (18.02%) Objective-C
6 17 (15.32%) SQL
7 12 (10.81%) Perl
7 12 (10.81%) Python
8 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (27.93%) Degree
2 25 (22.52%) ISEB
3 10 (9.01%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) HP
3 2 (1.80%) BT
4 1 (0.90%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.90%) New Relic
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle
4 1 (0.90%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.90%) Trillium
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £33800.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Talent Spa
Salary: £18k - 23k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago