Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 19 32
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 50 56 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 13.16% 10.22% 6.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.82% 73.68% 52.33%
Number of salaries quoted 48 57 39
Ipswich median annual salary £42,250 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.01% -5.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,925 £26,250 £29,550
90th Percentile £57,875 £55,100 £47,500
Suffolk median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +10.29%

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 88 76 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 23.16% 13.87% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 82 63 74
Ipswich median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -10.26% +14.71%
10th Percentile £27,625 £24,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,200 £50,000
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -12.82% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Finance
3 16 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (30.00%) Project Management
5 13 (26.00%) PRINCE2
5 13 (26.00%) Analytics
6 11 (22.00%) PMO
6 11 (22.00%) SQL
7 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.00%) Release Management
7 10 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 9 (18.00%) Line Management
8 9 (18.00%) Resource Management
8 9 (18.00%) Degree
8 9 (18.00%) Retail
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (16.00%) Business Analysis
9 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.00%) Data Quality
9 8 (16.00%) Tableau
9 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (14.00%) SDLC
10 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.00%) Python

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 10 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (2.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.00%) MySQL
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.00%) Big Data
4 4 (8.00%) GIS
4 4 (8.00%) Looker
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Power View
4 4 (8.00%) Power BI
4 4 (8.00%) PowerPivot
4 4 (8.00%) QlikView
4 4 (8.00%) Semantic Layer
4 4 (8.00%) Spotfire
5 3 (6.00%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (6.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (6.00%) BigQuery
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.00%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Senior PMO
6 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Developer
6 5 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) PMO Lead
6 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.00%) QA Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Senior PMO Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) PMO Manager
7 4 (8.00%) QA Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Software Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.00%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) PMI
4 3 (6.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 2 (4.00%) Xbox
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Android
1 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.00%) Project Management
4 13 (26.00%) Analytics
4 13 (26.00%) PRINCE2
5 10 (20.00%) Release Management
5 10 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (18.00%) Line Management
6 9 (18.00%) Resource Management
7 8 (16.00%) Business Analysis
7 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) SDLC
8 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Data Governance
9 6 (12.00%) Data Modelling
9 6 (12.00%) Data Strategy
9 6 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.00%) Python
4 3 (6.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (8.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.00%) APMP
4 1 (2.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) PMO
2 8 (16.00%) Data Quality
3 4 (8.00%) GDPR
4 3 (6.00%) SLA
5 1 (2.00%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Ansible
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) Tableau
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) TOWER Software
4 2 (4.00%) Trillium
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Planview