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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 22 48
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 32 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.83% 7.71% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 55.17% 34.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 10
Median salary £38,000 £34,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £26,500 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £45,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
34 58 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.66% 13.98% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 25 47 25
Median salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,164 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +5.27%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -8 12 £42,750 +25.73% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £27,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 36 (52.94%) ISEB
2 32 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.35%) Finance
4 21 (30.88%) Java
5 20 (29.41%) SDLC
6 18 (26.47%) Automation Testing
6 18 (26.47%) C#
6 18 (26.47%) Windows
7 16 (23.53%) SQL
7 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (22.06%) Scrum
8 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
9 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
10 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
11 12 (17.65%) Business Analysis
11 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 11 (16.18%) .NET
12 11 (16.18%) Oracle
12 11 (16.18%) Manual Testing
13 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Client/Server
14 9 (13.24%) HTML
15 8 (11.76%) CSS
15 8 (11.76%) XML
15 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
15 8 (11.76%) Web Development
15 8 (11.76%) Degree
15 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (11.76%) Data Protection
16 7 (10.29%) Games

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 7 (10.29%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.47%) InDesign
4 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.41%) SaaS
2 1 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) CTI
1 1 (1.47%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Selenium
2 4 (5.88%) JMeter
3 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.47%) Calabash
4 1 (1.47%) JIRA
4 1 (1.47%) JUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.47%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.47%) Toad
4 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (32.35%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Games
3 5 (7.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (67.65%) Analyst
2 32 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 21 (30.88%) QA Analyst
4 20 (29.41%) QA Test Analyst
4 20 (29.41%) Tester
5 18 (26.47%) Software Tester
6 16 (23.53%) QA Tester
6 16 (23.53%) Software QA Tester
7 15 (22.06%) Software Analyst
8 14 (20.59%) Software Test Analyst
9 10 (14.71%) Business Analyst
10 8 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (10.29%) Developer
11 7 (10.29%) IT Analyst
11 7 (10.29%) QA Automation Analyst
11 7 (10.29%) QA Engineer
12 6 (8.82%) Automation Tester
12 6 (8.82%) Manual Tester
12 6 (8.82%) QA Automation Tester
13 5 (7.35%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) HTML
3 8 (11.76%) CSS
3 8 (11.76%) XML
4 7 (10.29%) jQuery
5 2 (2.94%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.47%) HTML5
6 1 (1.47%) JMS
6 1 (1.47%) JSON
6 1 (1.47%) SOAP
6 1 (1.47%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.24%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.82%) Online Games
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) IVR
6 1 (1.47%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Android
2 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) SDLC
3 18 (26.47%) Automation Testing
4 15 (22.06%) Scrum
5 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
6 12 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 11 (16.18%) Manual Testing
8 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
9 8 (11.76%) Data Protection
9 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.76%) Web Development
10 7 (10.29%) Asset Management
10 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.82%) Pair Programming
11 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.35%) Business Process Mapping
12 5 (7.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) Java
2 18 (26.47%) C#
3 16 (23.53%) SQL
4 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.35%) PHP
6 3 (4.41%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) C
7 1 (1.47%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (52.94%) ISEB
2 13 (19.12%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco
3 1 (1.47%) HP
3 1 (1.47%) Verint
3 1 (1.47%) VMware
Ipswich, Suffolk
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