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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 31 22 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 56 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.63% 9.20% 4.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.65% 66.67% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20 48 20
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £25,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +18.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
34 84 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.80% 13.79% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29 71 26
Median salary £30,000 £29,000 £25,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +14.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +6 16 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £28,500 -
Stowmarket - 2 £25,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 18 (45.00%) ISEB
2 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.00%) C#
4 12 (30.00%) .NET
4 12 (30.00%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (27.50%) Finance
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle
6 8 (20.00%) SDLC
6 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
7 7 (17.50%) Client/Server
7 7 (17.50%) Asset Management
7 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
8 6 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Marketing
8 6 (15.00%) Degree
8 6 (15.00%) CRM
8 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (15.00%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 5 (12.50%) Time Management
9 5 (12.50%) HTML
9 5 (12.50%) CSS
9 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) CMS
3 3 (7.50%) IIS
4 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.00%) InDesign
2 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQLPlus
3 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (5.00%) Toad
3 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.50%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Marketing
3 4 (10.00%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) QA Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) QA Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Software Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (10.00%) Software Tester
8 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Developer
8 3 (7.50%) IT Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (7.50%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
8 3 (7.50%) Web Tester
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) CSS
2 5 (12.50%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (7.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.50%) JMS
5 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.50%) Client/Server
3 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (7.50%) User Experience
6 2 (5.00%) Replication
7 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 8 (20.00%) SDLC
2 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (17.50%) Asset Management
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (15.00%) CRM
4 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 5 (12.50%) Time Management
6 4 (10.00%) Content Management
6 4 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 4 (10.00%) MVC
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.50%) ITIL
7 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) C#
3 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.00%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) HL7
2 2 (5.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Adobe
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago