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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 20 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.33% 3.62% 4.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 44.44% 72.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 32
Average salary £37,500 £51,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +46.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £32,250 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £72,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
22 45 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.13% 8.14% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 16 42 44
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £42,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 6 £37,500 +15.38% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (48.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
4 10 (34.48%) Degree
5 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
5 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
6 7 (24.14%) Selenium
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.69%) .NET
7 6 (20.69%) C#
7 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (20.69%) WSH
7 6 (20.69%) MVC
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (17.24%) Analytics
8 5 (17.24%) User Stories
8 5 (17.24%) jQuery
8 5 (17.24%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
8 5 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (17.24%) REST
8 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
8 5 (17.24%) Financial Institution
8 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
8 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
8 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.24%) N-Tier

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.34%) Sahi
4 2 (6.90%) JMeter
4 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) Xcode
5 1 (3.45%) WatiN
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.45%) eggPlant
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Analyst
2 14 (48.28%) QA Analyst
3 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
4 9 (31.03%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (24.14%) Tester
6 6 (20.69%) Developer
6 6 (20.69%) Software Tester
6 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
7 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
7 5 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (13.79%) QA Tester
9 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
9 3 (10.34%) Graduate
9 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
9 3 (10.34%) QA Leader
10 2 (6.90%) QA Consultant
10 2 (6.90%) Agile Test Manager
10 2 (6.90%) Web Analyst
10 2 (6.90%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (6.90%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
1 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
1 6 (20.69%) WSH
1 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (17.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 5 (17.24%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 5 (17.24%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
2 5 (17.24%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
3 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
4 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
5 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
4 6 (20.69%) MVC
5 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.24%) SOA
5 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Analytics
5 5 (17.24%) User Stories
6 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 4 (13.79%) Content Management
6 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Test Management
7 3 (10.34%) Coaching
8 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) PowerHouse
3 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
Suffolk
Mason Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago