Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -15 +3 +32
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 57 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 7.51% 15.00% 12.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.85% 44.88% 82.69%
Number of salaries quoted 28 56 81
Ipswich median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,950 £27,250 £18,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,375 £52,500
Suffolk median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -8.00%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Ipswich
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 71 127 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 18.39% 33.42% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 66 122 93
Ipswich median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,500 £18,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,750 £52,500
Suffolk median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% +10.29% -15.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Ipswich

QA
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Salary trend for QA in Ipswich

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Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Ipswich over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Selenium
4 9 (31.03%) Finance
4 9 (31.03%) C#
4 9 (31.03%) .NET
5 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 8 (27.59%) MSTest
5 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
5 8 (27.59%) SpecFlow
5 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
6 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
6 7 (24.14%) Data Migration
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) Migration
7 6 (20.69%) Ruby
7 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.69%) ETL
7 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.69%) Python
7 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
7 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
8 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
8 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
8 5 (17.24%) Ansible
8 5 (17.24%) Docker
8 5 (17.24%) DevOps

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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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
1 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.79%) Data Lake
2 4 (13.79%) MySQL
2 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
2 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
2 8 (27.59%) MSTest
2 8 (27.59%) SpecFlow
3 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Test Manager
1 7 (24.14%) Software Manager
1 7 (24.14%) Software Test Manager
1 7 (24.14%) Test Leader
1 7 (24.14%) Test Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) QA Manager
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Software Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Author
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Cloud Native
1 5 (17.24%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (13.79%) Reinsurance
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Online Games
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Mentoring
5 7 (24.14%) Data Migration
5 7 (24.14%) Migration
5 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
6 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (20.69%) ETL
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.24%) DevOps
7 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Open Source
8 4 (13.79%) Demand Management
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) Load Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.69%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Ansible
1 5 (17.24%) Kubernetes
1 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) IFS