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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 14 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.64% 2.97% 5.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 53.85% 72.73%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 26
Average salary £26,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,750 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
45 26 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.35% 5.52% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 36
Average salary £26,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +5 20 £27,500 +12.24% 6
Stowmarket +2 1 £25,500 +13.33%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 18 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) JIRA
2 15 (35.71%) SoapUI
3 13 (30.95%) Bugzilla
4 12 (28.57%) Selenium
5 9 (21.43%) MS Office
6 8 (19.05%) SQL
6 8 (19.05%) Games
7 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) TDD
7 7 (16.67%) Degree
7 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Online Games
8 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (14.29%) ISEB
9 5 (11.90%) Windows
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.90%) BDD
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
10 4 (9.52%) Android
10 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
10 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
10 4 (9.52%) Ant
10 4 (9.52%) .NET
10 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
10 4 (9.52%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (2.38%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) JBoss
1 1 (2.38%) Apache
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
1 2 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) JIRA
1 15 (35.71%) SoapUI
2 13 (30.95%) Bugzilla
3 12 (28.57%) Selenium
4 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.52%) MSBuild
4 4 (9.52%) Ant
4 4 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.38%) JMeter
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.38%) Xcode
6 1 (2.38%) NUnit
6 1 (2.38%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.38%) WatiN
6 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (19.05%) Games
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 16 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 14 (33.33%) Tester
4 11 (26.19%) QA Tester
5 7 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Automation Tester
6 6 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (14.29%) Software Tester
7 5 (11.90%) Graduate
8 4 (9.52%) Release Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Build Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Build and Release Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (7.14%) Developer
10 2 (4.76%) Junior
10 2 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) Senior QA Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.76%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.38%) WinForms
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) WCF
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) CSS3
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Online Games
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.38%) Debian
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) TDD
2 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 5 (11.90%) BDD
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 4 (9.52%) DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 3 (7.14%) Content Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) MVC
7 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.76%) Change Control
8 1 (2.38%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.38%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.38%) Line Management
8 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) ISEB
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) HND
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Telerik
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 7 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago