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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 23 27 38
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11  
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 51 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 6.44% 8.50% 5.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 67.86% 70.83% 56.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 48 27
Median salary £32,500 £33,250 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.25% +20.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £46,450 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 72 55
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 9.49% 12.00% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 26 68 34
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,750 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Suffolk

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Suffolk over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Suffolk

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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 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
Ipswich +6 13 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Stowmarket - 2 £25,000 -
Bury St Edmunds -1 1 £32,500 +14.03%
QA
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 17 (40.48%) ISEB
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) .NET
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 12 (28.57%) C#
5 11 (26.19%) Finance
5 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (23.81%) Windows
7 9 (21.43%) SDLC
8 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
8 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
9 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
9 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 6 (14.29%) HTML
10 6 (14.29%) Java
10 6 (14.29%) Oracle
10 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
10 6 (14.29%) CRM
10 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 6 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
10 6 (14.29%) Marketing
10 6 (14.29%) Degree
11 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
11 5 (11.90%) Legal
11 5 (11.90%) CSS

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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 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) CMS
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.76%) InDesign
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQLPlus
3 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.76%) Toad
2 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.38%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Marketing
3 5 (11.90%) Legal
4 3 (7.14%) Retail
5 2 (4.76%) Billing
6 1 (2.38%) Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Test Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) QA Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Tester
4 7 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) QA Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Software Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (11.90%) Software Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Team Leader
8 3 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Development Team Leader
8 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) CSS
4 4 (9.52%) XML
5 2 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.38%) HTML5
6 1 (2.38%) JMS
6 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 3 (7.14%) User Experience
6 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.76%) Replication
7 1 (2.38%) PMI
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.38%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) SDLC
3 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 8 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 6 (14.29%) CRM
5 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 5 (11.90%) Time Management
7 4 (9.52%) Analytics
7 4 (9.52%) Content Management
7 4 (9.52%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL
8 3 (7.14%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) C#
3 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) ISEB
2 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) HND
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) HL7
2 2 (4.76%) WCAG
3 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) HP
Ipswich, Suffolk
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cloudscope
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + pension
Posted: 20 days ago