The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £21,500 in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Tester
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 45 53
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 0.59% 3.21% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 3.30% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 6
Median salary £21,500 £35,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.57% +62.79%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year -6.66% +10.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Ipswich
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 166 364 460
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 97.65% 97.33% 98.92%
Number of salaries quoted 152 337 400
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Ipswich

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in Ipswich.

Salary trend for QA Tester in Ipswich

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Ipswich region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + training/prog
Posted: 4 days ago