Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 24 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 71 77 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 12.48% 7.83% 5.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.17% 67.54% 50.96%
Number of salaries quoted 68 74 45
Suffolk median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,975 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,875 £55,000 £47,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

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 Suffolk with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Suffolk
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 118 114 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 20.74% 11.60% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 110 96 88
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £34,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.79% -12.18% +11.43%
10th Percentile £22,450 £22,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,250 £52,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Suffolk.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +4 51 £42,000 +18.31% 6
Stowmarket -1 7 £23,500 -27.69%
Bury St Edmunds +19 3 £31,500 -3.08%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Test Automation
3 24 (33.80%) SQL
4 23 (32.39%) Finance
5 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (22.54%) Degree
7 15 (21.13%) Project Management
8 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
8 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
8 14 (19.72%) ISEB
9 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2
9 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
9 13 (18.31%) Analytics
10 11 (15.49%) Retail
10 11 (15.49%) Windows
10 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
10 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (15.49%) Line Management
10 11 (15.49%) Release Management
10 11 (15.49%) PMO
11 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
11 10 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (14.08%) MS Visio
12 9 (12.68%) Oracle
12 9 (12.68%) C#
12 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
12 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (12.68%) Resource Management
12 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
13 8 (11.27%) Waterfall

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 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.41%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.04%) MySQL
6 4 (5.63%) Big Data
6 4 (5.63%) GIS
6 4 (5.63%) Looker
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Power View
6 4 (5.63%) Power BI
6 4 (5.63%) PowerPivot
6 4 (5.63%) QlikView
6 4 (5.63%) Semantic Layer
6 4 (5.63%) Spotfire
7 3 (4.23%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (4.23%) BigQuery
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.82%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.82%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) Selenium
2 2 (2.82%) Toad
3 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) NUnit
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.41%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (32.39%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (61.97%) Analyst
2 21 (29.58%) Test Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) QA Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) QA Test Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) QA Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Test Engineer
6 10 (14.08%) QA Test Engineer
6 10 (14.08%) Tester
7 9 (12.68%) Business Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Graduate
8 8 (11.27%) Graduate Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Graduate QA Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Graduate Test Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (11.27%) Software Analyst
9 7 (9.86%) QA Tester
10 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Developer
10 6 (8.45%) Senior PMO
11 5 (7.04%) Senior PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.63%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.23%) PMI
5 3 (4.23%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.82%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.82%) Replication
6 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 2 (2.82%) Xbox
7 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.41%) Online Games
7 1 (1.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.49%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Android
2 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (39.44%) Test Automation
3 15 (21.13%) Project Management
4 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
5 13 (18.31%) Analytics
5 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2
5 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
6 11 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (15.49%) Line Management
6 11 (15.49%) Release Management
7 9 (12.68%) Resource Management
7 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
7 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
8 8 (11.27%) SDLC
8 8 (11.27%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.45%) Data Governance
10 6 (8.45%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) C#
3 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.45%) Python
5 5 (7.04%) Java
5 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.41%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Degree
2 14 (19.72%) ISEB
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.41%) APMP
6 1 (1.41%) HND
6 1 (1.41%) MCITP
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) PMO
2 8 (11.27%) Data Quality
3 5 (7.04%) SLA
4 4 (5.63%) GDPR
5 1 (1.41%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Ansible
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 8 (11.27%) Tableau
4 2 (2.82%) TOWER Software
4 2 (2.82%) Trillium
5 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) Planview