The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 16 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27  
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 60 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 9.98% 10.73% 4.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 77.92% 60.38%
Number of salaries quoted 40 51 31
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £44,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Suffolk
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 100 77 53
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 24.94% 13.77% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 96 68 49
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £49,700 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Suffolk

QA
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Salary trend for QA in Suffolk

QA
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Suffolk over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Suffolk

QA
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 within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Ipswich -7 26 £41,000 +17.14% 2
Stowmarket -7 4 £23,500 -27.69% 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for QA.

1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (41.38%) Test Automation
4 20 (34.48%) ISEB
5 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 15 (25.86%) Oracle
6 15 (25.86%) Degree
6 15 (25.86%) Test Strategy
6 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (22.41%) C#
8 12 (20.69%) .NET
8 12 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
10 10 (17.24%) Analytics
10 10 (17.24%) Finance
11 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
11 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
11 9 (15.52%) Windows
11 9 (15.52%) Release Management
11 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
12 7 (12.07%) Data Analysis
12 7 (12.07%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
13 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (10.34%) Tableau
13 6 (10.34%) Service Management
13 6 (10.34%) ETL

QA
Co-occurring 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 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) IIS
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.90%) Office 365
4 3 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
1 2 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (5.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (5.17%) Big Data
4 3 (5.17%) BigQuery
4 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.17%) GIS
4 3 (5.17%) Looker
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Power View
4 3 (5.17%) MySQL
4 3 (5.17%) Power BI
4 3 (5.17%) PowerPivot
4 3 (5.17%) QlikView
4 3 (5.17%) Spotfire
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
4 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Billing
3 4 (6.90%) Legal
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (53.45%) Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Test Analyst
3 13 (22.41%) QA Analyst
4 12 (20.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 10 (17.24%) Tester
6 8 (13.79%) Developer
6 8 (13.79%) Graduate
6 8 (13.79%) Graduate Analyst
6 8 (13.79%) Test Engineer
7 7 (12.07%) Graduate QA Analyst
7 7 (12.07%) QA Tester
7 7 (12.07%) Software Analyst
8 6 (10.34%) Graduate Test Analyst
8 6 (10.34%) QA Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) Software QA Tester
8 6 (10.34%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (10.34%) Software Tester
9 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (8.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
3 2 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (1.72%) jQuery
4 1 (1.72%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.07%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.17%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.45%) Xbox
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.72%) PMI
5 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.72%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Android
2 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 15 (25.86%) Test Strategy
4 12 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (17.24%) Analytics
7 9 (15.52%) Release Management
7 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
7 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
8 7 (12.07%) Data Analysis
9 6 (10.34%) ETL
9 6 (10.34%) Service Management
10 5 (8.62%) Business Analysis
10 5 (8.62%) ETL Development
10 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.62%) SDLC
10 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
11 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
11 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (22.41%) C#
3 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.90%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) ISEB
2 15 (25.86%) Degree
3 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.45%) CCNA
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.45%) HND
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) APMP
6 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.86%) Oracle
3 6 (10.34%) Tableau
4 2 (3.45%) arcserve
4 2 (3.45%) TOWER Software
4 2 (3.45%) Veeam
5 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) Planview
5 1 (1.72%) Trillium
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £23,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 3 days ago