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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 14 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.42% 3.34% 4.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.18% 56.00% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 29 12 24
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -36.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £42,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
44 25 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.94% 5.97% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 42 21 48
Average salary £37,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.77% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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
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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 -5 20 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Stowmarket - 3 £25,000 -
Bury St Edmunds +8 2 £35,000 - 2
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 34 (52.31%) Selenium
2 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (38.46%) C#
4 23 (35.38%) Java
5 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 19 (29.23%) SQL
6 19 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (27.69%) ISTQB
8 15 (23.08%) Finance
9 14 (21.54%) Games
9 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
9 14 (21.54%) SDLC
10 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 13 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 13 (20.00%) Windows
11 12 (18.46%) Online Games
11 12 (18.46%) Performance Testing
12 11 (16.92%) BDD
12 11 (16.92%) SoapUI
12 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
12 11 (16.92%) Test Planning
13 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (15.38%) .NET
13 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (15.38%) Data Analysis
14 9 (13.85%) Android
14 9 (13.85%) Python
14 9 (13.85%) Apple iOS
14 9 (13.85%) Analytics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 6 (9.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (52.31%) Selenium
2 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.92%) SoapUI
4 10 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (10.77%) JUnit
5 7 (10.77%) Bugzilla
5 7 (10.77%) JIRA
5 7 (10.77%) Calabash
6 5 (7.69%) Capybara
6 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.69%) RSpec
7 4 (6.15%) MSBuild
7 4 (6.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (6.15%) Ant
8 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.54%) JMeter
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) Games
3 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (61.54%) Analyst
2 32 (49.23%) Test Analyst
3 25 (38.46%) QA Analyst
4 21 (32.31%) Tester
4 21 (32.31%) QA Test Analyst
5 17 (26.15%) QA Tester
6 7 (10.77%) Automated Tester
6 7 (10.77%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (9.23%) Security Specialist
7 6 (9.23%) Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Release Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Graduate
8 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Build and Release Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Build Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
4 2 (3.08%) XML
4 2 (3.08%) DHTML
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Online Games
2 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (13.85%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.54%) DTV
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Android
2 9 (13.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (21.54%) Test Automation
3 14 (21.54%) SDLC
4 13 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 12 (18.46%) Performance Testing
6 11 (16.92%) BDD
6 11 (16.92%) Test Planning
7 10 (15.38%) Data Analysis
8 9 (13.85%) Analytics
8 9 (13.85%) Automation Testing
9 8 (12.31%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (9.23%) Information Security
11 5 (7.69%) SOA
11 5 (7.69%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 5 (7.69%) Risk Analytics
11 5 (7.69%) DevOps
12 4 (6.15%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) C#
2 23 (35.38%) Java
3 20 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 19 (29.23%) SQL
5 9 (13.85%) Python
6 6 (9.23%) Ruby
7 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.08%) Perl
9 1 (1.54%) PHP
9 1 (1.54%) VBScript
9 1 (1.54%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.77%) Degree
3 5 (7.69%) ISEB
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) SAP
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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