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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.67% 4.03% 3.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.84% 57.14% 69.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33 11 23
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -39.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £33,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
62 42 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 10.33% 7.06% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 46 22 32
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +32.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 28 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Stowmarket +7 1 £25,500 +13.33%
Lowestoft - 1 £21,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
1 18 (36.73%) Selenium
2 15 (30.61%) C#
3 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.49%) ISTQB
4 12 (24.49%) Finance
5 11 (22.45%) SoapUI
6 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (18.37%) Degree
6 9 (18.37%) Test Planning
7 8 (16.33%) Data Analysis
8 7 (14.29%) JIRA
8 7 (14.29%) Games
8 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 7 (14.29%) MS Office
8 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Windows
9 6 (12.24%) Bugzilla
9 6 (12.24%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
9 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.20%) BDD
10 5 (10.20%) Online Games
10 5 (10.20%) TDD
10 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
11 4 (8.16%) Ant

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) JBoss
1 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) VoIP
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Selenium
2 11 (22.45%) SoapUI
3 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (14.29%) JIRA
5 6 (12.24%) Bugzilla
6 4 (8.16%) Ant
6 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (8.16%) MSBuild
7 2 (4.08%) Capybara
7 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.08%) RSpec
8 1 (2.04%) WatiN
8 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.04%) Xcode
8 1 (2.04%) NUnit
8 1 (2.04%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.04%) ReSharper
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Games
3 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Analyst
2 22 (44.90%) Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Tester
3 12 (24.49%) QA Test Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) QA Analyst
4 11 (22.45%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Graduate
5 5 (10.20%) Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Build and Release Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Release Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Build Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Junior
7 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Web Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) X-Windows
3 2 (4.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) WinForms
4 1 (2.04%) WCF
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) Online Games
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.04%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Android
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) Test Planning
4 8 (16.33%) Data Analysis
5 7 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (10.20%) TDD
7 5 (10.20%) BDD
8 4 (8.16%) Analytics
8 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.16%) DevOps
8 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.12%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Scrum
9 3 (6.12%) Content Management
9 3 (6.12%) Risk Analytics
9 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) C#
2 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.12%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) ISTQB
2 9 (18.37%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.04%) VMware
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
Suffolk
Experis IT
Salary: £50k - £60k per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago