The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 37 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +20 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 5 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.69% 3.00% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 3.13% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 6
Median salary £25,000 £35,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +62.79%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Suffolk
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 294 575 540
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 99.66% 95.83% 98.00%
Number of salaries quoted 265 507 438
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Suffolk

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in Suffolk.

Salary trend for QA Tester in Suffolk

QA Tester
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stowmarket - 2 £25,000 -
Ipswich +22 1 £21,500 -38.57% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £32,500 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Suffolk region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) GitHub
6 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (16.67%) Selenium
6 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Management
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Time Management
6 1 (16.67%) Xbox
6 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
6 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (16.67%) HP

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) HP
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