Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 35 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 6.59% 7.10% 7.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.00% 33.78% 68.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 28
Ipswich median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% +17.81% +5.80%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £51,250 £57,500
Suffolk median annual salary £51,250 £38,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year +32.26% +19.23% -4.41%

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 20 74 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 11.98% 21.02% 10.97%
Number of salaries quoted 15 59 33
Ipswich median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46% -4.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £60,000 £57,500
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £42,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.43% +42.50% -11.76%

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Ipswich over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) QA Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Matrix Organization
2 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Release Management
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Scalability Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) BPR

QA
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 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Lake
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Robot Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Head of DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Matrix Organization
2 4 (36.36%) QA Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Release Management
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Scalability Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) BPR
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle