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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.11% 2.97% 3.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.53% 70.59% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 21
Average salary £37,500 £33,750 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £27,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,600 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
34 17 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.95% 4.21% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 30 14 48
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,850 £28,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £70,000 £49,950
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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 +3 18 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Bury St Edmunds +11 1 £35,000 -
Stowmarket - 1 £25,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) Selenium
3 25 (42.37%) Java
3 25 (42.37%) C#
4 21 (35.59%) SQL
5 20 (33.90%) Finance
6 17 (28.81%) ISTQB
6 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
7 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
8 14 (23.73%) Performance Testing
8 14 (23.73%) Cucumber
9 13 (22.03%) Software Testing
9 13 (22.03%) Windows
10 12 (20.34%) Analytics
11 11 (18.64%) Test Planning
11 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
11 11 (18.64%) Games
12 10 (16.95%) Python
12 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
12 10 (16.95%) Degree
12 10 (16.95%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (16.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
13 9 (15.25%) Online Games
13 9 (15.25%) .NET
13 9 (15.25%) SDLC
13 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
13 9 (15.25%) SoapUI

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (11.86%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (54.24%) Selenium
2 14 (23.73%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (15.25%) SoapUI
5 8 (13.56%) Calabash
5 8 (13.56%) JIRA
5 8 (13.56%) JUnit
5 8 (13.56%) Bugzilla
6 6 (10.17%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.47%) Capybara
7 5 (8.47%) RSpec
8 2 (3.39%) Subversion
8 2 (3.39%) JMeter
9 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.69%) LoadUI
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Games
3 4 (6.78%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (72.88%) Analyst
2 30 (50.85%) Test Analyst
3 24 (40.68%) QA Analyst
4 20 (33.90%) QA Test Analyst
5 16 (27.12%) Tester
6 13 (22.03%) QA Tester
7 8 (13.56%) Business Analyst
7 8 (13.56%) Automated Tester
7 8 (13.56%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (10.17%) Developer
8 6 (10.17%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.08%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Security Specialist
10 2 (3.39%) AWS Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Security Tester
10 2 (3.39%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) HTML
3 4 (6.78%) XML
4 3 (5.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) Web Services
5 2 (3.39%) DHTML
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.39%) REST
6 1 (1.69%) JSP
6 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.69%) Spring
6 1 (1.69%) JSF
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) OAuth
6 1 (1.69%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Online Games
2 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.47%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.08%) Replication
6 2 (3.39%) User Experience
7 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Android
2 8 (13.56%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
4 14 (23.73%) Performance Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Software Testing
6 12 (20.34%) Analytics
7 11 (18.64%) Test Planning
8 10 (16.95%) Risk Analysis
8 10 (16.95%) Data Analysis
9 9 (15.25%) SDLC
9 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
10 8 (13.56%) BDD
10 8 (13.56%) Automated Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Information Security
11 6 (10.17%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (8.47%) SOA
12 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
12 5 (8.47%) Manual Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Financial Modelling
12 5 (8.47%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) C#
1 25 (42.37%) Java
2 21 (35.59%) SQL
3 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.95%) Python
5 6 (10.17%) Ruby
6 2 (3.39%) Perl
6 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) VBScript
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.95%) Degree
3 5 (8.47%) ISEB
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
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