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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 58 39
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 8 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.32% 1.48% 5.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 38.10% 80.43%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 29
Average salary £34,000 £36,250 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.20% +16.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £29,250 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
35 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.74% 3.90% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 38
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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 +6 9 £30,000 -22.58% 2
Bury St Edmunds +2 2 £50,000 +42.85% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
1 9 (32.14%) JIRA
2 8 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Bugzilla
3 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (21.43%) ISEB
5 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
7 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
7 3 (10.71%) Coaching
7 3 (10.71%) Marketing
7 3 (10.71%) Content Management
7 3 (10.71%) Time Management
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Games
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) Finance
7 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.71%) SharePoint

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) JIRA
2 8 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (28.57%) Bugzilla
3 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.57%) WatiN
6 1 (3.57%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.57%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (3.57%) NUnit
6 1 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Xcode
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
1 3 (10.71%) Games
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 16 (57.14%) QA Analyst
3 12 (42.86%) Test Analyst
4 10 (35.71%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (25.00%) Tester
6 5 (17.86%) Software Tester
7 3 (10.71%) QA Tester
7 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Quality Manager
8 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Software Test Manager
8 2 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Web Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) CSS3
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.57%) HTML5
3 1 (3.57%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) WCF
3 1 (3.57%) WinForms
3 1 (3.57%) WSH
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Online Games
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Debian
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Test Management
6 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) Content Management
6 3 (10.71%) Time Management
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) MVC
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) Line Management
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) PowerHouse
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.57%) HND
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Telerik
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
Ipswich, Suffolk
JP Specialist Contracts
Salary: £40000 per annum + + 6% Bonus + Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
Capita
Salary: Pension and healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + pension and healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Premier Engineering
Posted: 6 days ago