The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Suffolk region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 51 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 22 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.12% 3.35% 6.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.16% 52.38% 59.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 40
Average salary £27,500 £51,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.34% +36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
31 42 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.90% 6.39% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 26 41 60
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
East of England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +9 11 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Bury St Edmunds -20 2 £35,000 -50.00% 1
Haverhill - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Degree
3 11 (28.21%) Selenium
3 11 (28.21%) SQL
4 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
4 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.64%) REST
5 9 (23.08%) ISEB
6 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
6 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.95%) Finance
7 7 (17.95%) WSH
7 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
7 7 (17.95%) .NET
8 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 6 (15.38%) C#
8 6 (15.38%) Java
8 6 (15.38%) Client/Server
8 6 (15.38%) Windows
8 6 (15.38%) TDD
8 6 (15.38%) MVC
8 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
9 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (12.82%) Analytics
9 5 (12.82%) User Stories
9 5 (12.82%) Waterfall

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.26%) JIRA
4 3 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 3 (7.69%) Sahi
5 1 (2.56%) WatiN
5 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Financial Institution
3 4 (10.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Analyst
2 18 (46.15%) QA Analyst
3 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 11 (28.21%) Tester
4 11 (28.21%) Software Tester
5 8 (20.51%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Developer
6 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Architect
7 5 (12.82%) Technical Architect
7 5 (12.82%) Java Technical Architect
7 5 (12.82%) Java Architect
7 5 (12.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (10.26%) QA Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) QA Tester
9 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
9 3 (7.69%) Graduate
9 3 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) REST
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) WSH
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (12.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (12.82%) jQuery
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 5 (12.82%) CSS
4 5 (12.82%) SOAP
4 5 (12.82%) Web Services
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
4 5 (12.82%) Java EE
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
6 2 (5.13%) XML
7 1 (2.56%) WCF
7 1 (2.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 5 (12.82%) N-Tier
3 5 (12.82%) Mathematics
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.13%) Open Source
6 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.56%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
3 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
4 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
4 7 (17.95%) Test Strategy
5 6 (15.38%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
5 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 5 (12.82%) SOA
6 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Analytics
6 5 (12.82%) User Stories
6 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.26%) Time Management
7 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.26%) Content Management
7 4 (10.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) C#
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VBScript
4 1 (2.56%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Degree
2 9 (23.08%) ISEB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) HND
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
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