Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 36 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 6.18% 10.26% 10.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.49% 40.00% 80.56%
Number of salaries quoted 19 33 76
Ipswich median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £29,050 £23,200 £17,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,750 £47,875
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.76% -10.00%

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 78 90 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 20.97% 25.64% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 64 83 96
Ipswich median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.91% -13.13%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £17,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £50,000
Suffolk median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +30.77% +8.33% -14.29%

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 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Python
3 7 (30.43%) Ruby
4 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (26.09%) Open Source
4 6 (26.09%) Puppet
4 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
4 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (26.09%) Ansible
4 6 (26.09%) Docker
4 6 (26.09%) DevOps
4 6 (26.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (26.09%) Cloud Native
4 6 (26.09%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
5 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) GCP
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) MySQL
6 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft

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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 (4.35%) MS Project Server
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (26.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (21.74%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (17.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
1 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
1 4 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) PMO Manager
5 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Cloud Native
1 6 (26.09%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) Online Games
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 6 (26.09%) DevOps
3 6 (26.09%) Open Source
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Coaching
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) OOP
6 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Bash Shell
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Python
2 7 (30.43%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Elixir
4 1 (4.35%) Erlang
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) GCP
2 3 (13.04%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Ansible
1 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
2 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.35%) Grafana
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk