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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 11 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.41% 2.58% 5.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.74% 68.75% 68.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 25
Average salary £27,000 £28,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -28.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £26,100 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £48,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
38 16 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.63% 3.75% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 39
Average salary £27,000 £28,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -28.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,300 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £42,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 -2 11 £27,500 -3.50%
Stowmarket - 1 £25,500 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (50.00%) JIRA
2 13 (43.33%) Bugzilla
2 13 (43.33%) Automated Testing
3 11 (36.67%) SoapUI
4 9 (30.00%) MS Office
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Selenium
6 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (20.00%) ISEB
7 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (13.33%) Games
8 4 (13.33%) Finance
8 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.00%) Windows
9 3 (10.00%) .NET
9 3 (10.00%) Android
9 3 (10.00%) TDD
9 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
10 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
10 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
10 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.67%) Telerik

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) Wireless
1 1 (3.33%) VoIP
1 1 (3.33%) DHCP
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) JIRA
2 13 (43.33%) Bugzilla
3 11 (36.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (3.33%) JMeter
7 1 (3.33%) Xcode
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.33%) WatiN
7 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.33%) Subversion
7 1 (3.33%) NUnit
7 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
7 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (13.33%) Games
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Tester
4 6 (20.00%) QA Tester
5 5 (16.67%) Software Tester
5 5 (16.67%) QA Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Tester
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) DBA
9 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
9 1 (3.33%) Administrator
9 1 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) WinForms
3 1 (3.33%) X-Windows
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) CSS3
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Online Games
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Debian
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Automated Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (6.67%) MVC
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) ERP
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) OOP
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) HND
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Telerik
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
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