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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 37 25 45
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 40 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.44% 7.84% 3.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.57% 57.97% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 33 8
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £39,800 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
37 69 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.54% 13.53% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 28 56 20
Median salary £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +9 20 £33,750 +1.50% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £28,500 -
Stowmarket - 1 £25,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 29 (51.79%) ISEB
2 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (39.29%) Windows
4 20 (35.71%) SQL
4 20 (35.71%) Finance
5 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
7 16 (28.57%) C#
7 16 (28.57%) SDLC
8 15 (26.79%) .NET
9 14 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
10 13 (23.21%) Oracle
10 13 (23.21%) Client/Server
11 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
11 11 (19.64%) Asset Management
11 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
12 10 (17.86%) Java
13 9 (16.07%) HTML
13 9 (16.07%) CSS
14 8 (14.29%) XML
14 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 8 (14.29%) Scrum
14 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
15 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
15 7 (12.50%) Web Development
15 7 (12.50%) Degree
15 7 (12.50%) jQuery
15 7 (12.50%) IIS
16 6 (10.71%) CRM

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 (12.50%) IIS
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) CMS
4 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.57%) InDesign
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.57%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (3.57%) Toad
3 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.79%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Legal
2 4 (7.14%) Marketing
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (62.50%) Analyst
2 25 (44.64%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) QA Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) QA Test Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Tester
5 7 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Software Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Software Tester
7 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.93%) IT Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.93%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Applications Support
10 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 9 (16.07%) CSS
2 9 (16.07%) HTML
3 8 (14.29%) XML
4 7 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.79%) JMS
5 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (23.21%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.79%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) SDLC
3 14 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
5 11 (19.64%) Asset Management
5 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
6 8 (14.29%) Scrum
6 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.50%) Web Development
8 6 (10.71%) CRM
8 6 (10.71%) Pair Programming
8 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.93%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Data Protection
10 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) SQL
2 16 (28.57%) C#
3 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (51.79%) ISEB
2 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) HL7
2 2 (3.57%) WCAG
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe
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Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + pension
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