Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 54 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 9.12% 14.03% 11.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.09% 51.43% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22 52 67
Ipswich median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £29,450 £27,500 £23,950
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Suffolk median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -6.67%

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 44 105 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 15.44% 27.27% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 37 98 77
Ipswich median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £30,450 £27,500 £19,906
90th Percentile £70,000 £59,125 £55,250
Suffolk median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% +10.29% -15.00%

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
4 10 (38.46%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 8 (30.77%) C#
5 8 (30.77%) Migration
5 8 (30.77%) Selenium
5 8 (30.77%) Release Management
5 8 (30.77%) Data Migration
5 8 (30.77%) MSTest
5 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
5 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 8 (30.77%) Matrix Organization
6 7 (26.92%) ETL
6 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
8 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
8 5 (19.23%) Data Lake
8 5 (19.23%) Scrum
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) Load Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
9 4 (15.38%) Data Management

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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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (19.23%) Data Lake
3 2 (7.69%) MS Access
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 8 (30.77%) MSTest
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
1 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
2 6 (23.08%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Test Manager
1 7 (26.92%) QA Manager
1 7 (26.92%) Software Manager
1 7 (26.92%) Software Test Manager
1 7 (26.92%) Test Leader
1 7 (26.92%) Test Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Data Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Head of DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Software Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Bid Writer
5 1 (3.85%) Software QA Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Bid Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Reinsurance
2 1 (3.85%) Online Games
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Software Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Data Migration
4 8 (30.77%) Matrix Organization
4 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 8 (30.77%) Migration
4 8 (30.77%) Release Management
5 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (26.92%) ETL
6 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Load Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
8 4 (15.38%) Data Management
8 4 (15.38%) Demand Management
8 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
8 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) IFS