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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 52 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.70% 5.26% 2.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 81.25% 72.22% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 23 10
Median salary £34,000 £37,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £26,300 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £44,500 £45,600
UK excluding London median 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
64 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.94% 7.29% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 57 32 15
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,600 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £51,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +20 37 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Bury St Edmunds -2 8 £32,500 -7.14%
Stowmarket -4 2 £28,750 +15.00%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 56 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (41.28%) ISEB
3 37 (33.94%) Java
4 31 (28.44%) C#
5 26 (23.85%) Software Testing
6 24 (22.02%) Selenium
6 24 (22.02%) Windows
7 22 (20.18%) Finance
7 22 (20.18%) Manual Testing
8 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
8 21 (19.27%) Automation Testing
9 19 (17.43%) SQL
9 19 (17.43%) Automated Testing
10 17 (15.60%) Degree
10 17 (15.60%) ISTQB
10 17 (15.60%) Microsoft
11 16 (14.68%) HTML
11 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
11 16 (14.68%) SDLC
11 16 (14.68%) Test Automation
12 15 (13.76%) Android
12 15 (13.76%) Apple iOS
12 15 (13.76%) PHP
12 15 (13.76%) .NET
12 15 (13.76%) Games
13 14 (12.84%) CSS
13 14 (12.84%) Online Games
13 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
15 12 (11.01%) Scrum

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 4 (3.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.92%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.42%) MS Office
3 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) CTI
1 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) MySQL
2 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (22.02%) Selenium
2 10 (9.17%) HP UFT
3 8 (7.34%) JMeter
4 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.50%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.59%) JIRA
6 4 (3.67%) Calabash
6 4 (3.67%) JUnit
7 3 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.83%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.92%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.92%) Hudson
9 1 (0.92%) Jtest
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Games
3 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (66.06%) Analyst
2 49 (44.95%) Test Analyst
3 38 (34.86%) Tester
4 34 (31.19%) Software Tester
5 33 (30.28%) QA Analyst
6 32 (29.36%) QA Tester
7 30 (27.52%) Software QA Tester
8 26 (23.85%) QA Test Analyst
9 25 (22.94%) Software Analyst
10 24 (22.02%) Automation Test Analyst
11 18 (16.51%) Software Test Analyst
12 14 (12.84%) QA Automation Analyst
13 13 (11.93%) Developer
14 12 (11.01%) QA Engineer
15 11 (10.09%) Automation Tester
15 11 (10.09%) Graduate
15 11 (10.09%) Manual Tester
15 11 (10.09%) QA Automation Tester
16 10 (9.17%) Manual Test Analyst
16 10 (9.17%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) HTML
2 15 (13.76%) .NET
3 14 (12.84%) CSS
4 9 (8.26%) Node.js
5 5 (4.59%) XML
6 4 (3.67%) jQuery
7 3 (2.75%) SOAP
8 2 (1.83%) HTML5
8 2 (1.83%) Web Services
9 1 (0.92%) DHTML
9 1 (0.92%) Flash
9 1 (0.92%) JSON
9 1 (0.92%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.92%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (12.84%) Online Games
2 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.92%) IVR
5 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.02%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Android
2 15 (13.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.85%) Software Testing
3 22 (20.18%) Manual Testing
4 21 (19.27%) Automation Testing
5 19 (17.43%) Automated Testing
6 16 (14.68%) SDLC
6 16 (14.68%) Test Automation
6 16 (14.68%) Test Scripting
7 13 (11.93%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.01%) Scrum
8 12 (11.01%) System Testing
8 12 (11.01%) Test Planning
9 10 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (9.17%) Regression Testing
9 10 (9.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.34%) Data Protection
10 8 (7.34%) Functional Testing
11 7 (6.42%) Business Analysis
11 7 (6.42%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (6.42%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.94%) Java
2 31 (28.44%) C#
3 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.43%) SQL
5 15 (13.76%) PHP
6 10 (9.17%) C
6 10 (9.17%) C++
7 9 (8.26%) Embedded C
7 9 (8.26%) Embedded C++
7 9 (8.26%) Objective-C
8 6 (5.50%) Python
9 5 (4.59%) Perl
10 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (41.28%) ISEB
2 17 (15.60%) Degree
2 17 (15.60%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) HP
3 9 (8.26%) Oracle
4 1 (0.92%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco
4 1 (0.92%) New Relic
4 1 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (0.92%) Verint
4 1 (0.92%) VMware
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