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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 12 18 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14  
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 45 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 9.09% 10.71% 6.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 78.95% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10 42 22
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% +27.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £47,350 £47,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Ipswich
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21 57 45
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 15.91% 13.57% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19 53 24
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +27.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £47,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Ipswich

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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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Ipswich

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) ISEB
3 9 (32.14%) .NET
4 8 (28.57%) C#
4 8 (28.57%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
6 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Degree
7 5 (17.86%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
7 5 (17.86%) Legal
8 4 (14.29%) XML
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 4 (14.29%) Marketing
8 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Analytics
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.71%) Office 365

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Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) IIS
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (7.14%) InDesign
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Axure RP
1 2 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Legal
3 4 (14.29%) Marketing
4 3 (10.71%) Retail
5 2 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Development Team Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Tester
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Designer
4 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) UX Designer
4 2 (7.14%) Web Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
4 4 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (3.57%) HTML5
6 1 (3.57%) JMS
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
3 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.71%) User Experience
5 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.57%) PMI
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) SDLC
3 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.29%) Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.71%) Time Management
5 3 (10.71%) Web Development
6 2 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (7.14%) Prototyping
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C#
2 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) HL7
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
1 2 (7.14%) WCAG
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cloudscope
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + pension
Posted: 24 days ago