Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 31 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 6.63% 7.79% 9.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 70.45% 64.41%
Number of salaries quoted 20 29 65
Ipswich median annual salary £44,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.71% - +27.27%
10th Percentile £27,200 £24,000 £17,500
90th Percentile £51,375 £57,500 £47,500
Suffolk median annual salary £37,500 £31,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year +18.11% -6.62% +23.64%

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 75 44 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 20.72% 11.06% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 59 34 101
Ipswich median annual salary £45,000 £31,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.73% -6.62% +18.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £18,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Suffolk median annual salary £43,750 £30,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +45.83% -11.76% +23.64%

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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Retail
6 5 (20.83%) Release Management
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) OO
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) SDLC
8 3 (12.50%) Coaching
8 3 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) PMO
8 3 (12.50%) Selenium
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
8 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) Python
8 3 (12.50%) MySQL
8 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) Linux

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) Looker
3 2 (8.33%) QlikView
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
4 1 (4.17%) BigQuery
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) NUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) AWS Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) PMO Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Process Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.33%) PMI
3 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.17%) Online Games
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Release Management
6 4 (16.67%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
6 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Open Source
8 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
8 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (8.33%) Use Case
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) Elixir
4 1 (4.17%) Erlang
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) PMO
2 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.17%) GCP
3 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Grafana
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk