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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 34 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.60% 4.61% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.27% 64.52% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 35 16 9
Median salary £34,500 £41,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.85% +36.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £37,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £46,250 £47,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
55 31 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.29% 7.14% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 50 26 17
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £53,900 £52,000
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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +9 26 £35,000 -14.63% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 5 £32,500 -
Stowmarket - 1 £25,000 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 46 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.44%) ISEB
3 32 (32.32%) Java
4 29 (29.29%) C#
5 23 (23.23%) Windows
6 22 (22.22%) Automation Testing
7 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
7 20 (20.20%) SQL
7 20 (20.20%) Software Testing
8 19 (19.19%) Manual Testing
8 19 (19.19%) Finance
9 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
9 17 (17.17%) Degree
9 17 (17.17%) ISTQB
9 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
10 16 (16.16%) Selenium
11 15 (15.15%) .NET
11 15 (15.15%) SDLC
12 14 (14.14%) PHP
12 14 (14.14%) HTML
12 14 (14.14%) Scrum
13 13 (13.13%) CSS
13 13 (13.13%) Automated Testing
14 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
14 12 (12.12%) Games
14 12 (12.12%) Test Scripting
14 12 (12.12%) Oracle
15 11 (11.11%) Online Games
15 11 (11.11%) Computer Science

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 (4.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.07%) MS Office
3 4 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) CTI
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Selenium
2 8 (8.08%) JMeter
3 6 (6.06%) HP UFT
4 4 (4.04%) JIRA
5 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.02%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.01%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.01%) Calabash
7 1 (1.01%) Jtest
7 1 (1.01%) JUnit
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (19.19%) Finance
2 12 (12.12%) Games
3 5 (5.05%) Retail
4 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
5 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (65.66%) Analyst
2 43 (43.43%) Test Analyst
3 34 (34.34%) Tester
4 32 (32.32%) Software Tester
5 30 (30.30%) QA Analyst
6 29 (29.29%) QA Tester
6 29 (29.29%) Software QA Tester
7 25 (25.25%) QA Test Analyst
8 24 (24.24%) Software Analyst
9 19 (19.19%) Automation Test Analyst
9 19 (19.19%) Software Test Analyst
10 13 (13.13%) QA Automation Analyst
11 12 (12.12%) Developer
12 11 (11.11%) Automation Tester
12 11 (11.11%) Manual Tester
12 11 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
12 11 (11.11%) QA Engineer
13 10 (10.10%) Graduate
13 10 (10.10%) Manual Test Analyst
13 10 (10.10%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) .NET
2 14 (14.14%) HTML
3 13 (13.13%) CSS
4 8 (8.08%) Node.js
5 5 (5.05%) jQuery
6 4 (4.04%) XML
7 3 (3.03%) SOAP
8 2 (2.02%) HTML5
8 2 (2.02%) Web Services
9 1 (1.01%) Flash
9 1 (1.01%) JSON
9 1 (1.01%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.01%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.11%) Online Games
3 8 (8.08%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) IVR
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.23%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Android
2 10 (10.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.46%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 20 (20.20%) Software Testing
4 19 (19.19%) Manual Testing
5 16 (16.16%) Test Automation
6 15 (15.15%) SDLC
7 14 (14.14%) Scrum
8 13 (13.13%) Automated Testing
9 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
9 12 (12.12%) Test Scripting
10 10 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (9.09%) System Testing
12 8 (8.08%) Data Protection
12 8 (8.08%) Regression Testing
12 8 (8.08%) Risk Management
13 7 (7.07%) Asset Management
13 7 (7.07%) Test Planning
14 6 (6.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) Java
2 29 (29.29%) C#
3 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
3 20 (20.20%) SQL
4 14 (14.14%) PHP
5 9 (9.09%) C
5 9 (9.09%) C++
6 8 (8.08%) Embedded C
6 8 (8.08%) Embedded C++
6 8 (8.08%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.02%) Python
8 1 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (44.44%) ISEB
2 17 (17.17%) Degree
2 17 (17.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.12%) Oracle
3 6 (6.06%) HP
4 1 (1.01%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco
4 1 (1.01%) New Relic
4 1 (1.01%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.01%) Verint
4 1 (1.01%) VMware
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Multiple benefits including health insurance, pension etc
Posted: 8 days ago
Stowmarket
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £23 - £27k upon experience + good benefits
Posted: 23 days ago