The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 47 71
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 98 72 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.36% 4.45% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.97% 43.37% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 91 63 36
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £22,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
185 166 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.12% 10.25% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 159 131 112
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £22,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South West

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

QA
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

QA Salary Trend in Bristol

QA
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 97 (41.45%) Degree
2 93 (39.74%) Java
3 80 (34.19%) Software Engineering
4 68 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (27.78%) SQL
6 62 (26.50%) Finance
7 47 (20.09%) Computer Science
8 46 (19.66%) Unit Testing
9 44 (18.80%) Test Scripting
9 44 (18.80%) Automated Testing
9 44 (18.80%) Software Testing
10 40 (17.09%) Scrum
11 38 (16.24%) ISEB
11 38 (16.24%) Test Strategy
12 34 (14.53%) HTML
13 33 (14.10%) C#
14 32 (13.68%) Test Automation
15 31 (13.25%) Selenium
16 28 (11.97%) JavaScript
16 28 (11.97%) Windows
17 27 (11.54%) Banking
18 26 (11.11%) Manual Testing
19 25 (10.68%) Waterfall
19 25 (10.68%) E-Commerce
20 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
21 22 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
21 22 (9.40%) Mobile App
22 21 (8.97%) Automation Testing
22 21 (8.97%) Oracle
23 20 (8.55%) JBoss

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (8.12%) WebSphere
1 19 (8.12%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Project
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.42%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.42%) SaaS
2 4 (1.71%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.85%) Internet
2 8 (3.42%) HTTP
3 5 (2.14%) LDAP
3 5 (2.14%) SMS
4 3 (1.28%) X.509
4 3 (1.28%) DNS
5 2 (0.85%) NAS
5 2 (0.85%) VPN
5 2 (0.85%) DHCP
5 2 (0.85%) SAN
5 2 (0.85%) Intranet
6 1 (0.43%) IPv4
6 1 (0.43%) UMTS
6 1 (0.43%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.43%) GPRS
6 1 (0.43%) GSM
6 1 (0.43%) SSL
6 1 (0.43%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.56%) Big Data
5 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.14%) DataStage
5 5 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.71%) Spotfire
6 4 (1.71%) QlikView
7 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (13.25%) Selenium
2 18 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 17 (7.26%) Cucumber
3 17 (7.26%) Eclipse RCP
4 13 (5.56%) JUnit
5 10 (4.27%) FitNesse
6 9 (3.85%) JBehave
7 8 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.42%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (3.42%) LoadRunner
7 8 (3.42%) JMeter
8 7 (2.99%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.71%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.71%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.71%) Ranorex
9 4 (1.71%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.71%) WATIR
10 3 (1.28%) Maven
10 3 (1.28%) JIRA
10 3 (1.28%) WatiN
General
1 62 (26.50%) Finance
2 27 (11.54%) Banking
3 19 (8.12%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.26%) French Language
5 13 (5.56%) Retail
6 10 (4.27%) Legal
7 9 (3.85%) Marketing
8 5 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.14%) Automotive
9 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 55 (23.50%) Analyst
2 44 (18.80%) Tester
3 40 (17.09%) Software Engineer
4 38 (16.24%) Test Analyst
5 32 (13.68%) Developer
6 27 (11.54%) Test Engineer
7 26 (11.11%) QA Engineer
8 22 (9.40%) Junior
9 20 (8.55%) QA Tester
10 19 (8.12%) QA Analyst
10 19 (8.12%) Graduate
11 18 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
12 17 (7.26%) Junior Software Engineer
12 17 (7.26%) Junior Java Software Engineer
13 16 (6.84%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 15 (6.41%) Senior Tester
15 14 (5.98%) Software Tester
16 13 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
17 11 (4.70%) Automation Tester
17 11 (4.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.53%) HTML
2 17 (7.26%) GWT
2 17 (7.26%) SWT
2 17 (7.26%) Struts
3 14 (5.98%) Middleware
4 13 (5.56%) .NET
5 11 (4.70%) HTML5
6 9 (3.85%) Spring
6 9 (3.85%) CSS
6 9 (3.85%) XML
7 8 (3.42%) Silverlight
7 8 (3.42%) MyBatis
7 8 (3.42%) Web Services
8 5 (2.14%) Java EE
8 5 (2.14%) Flash
8 5 (2.14%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (1.71%) COM
10 3 (1.28%) JSON
10 3 (1.28%) J2EE
10 3 (1.28%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.09%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.40%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.41%) Open Source
4 10 (4.27%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.71%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.28%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.85%) Xbox
10 2 (0.85%) W3C
10 2 (0.85%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.43%) Replication
11 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.97%) Windows
2 19 (8.12%) UNIX
3 10 (4.27%) Linux
4 7 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.99%) Android
5 3 (1.28%) Windows Vista
5 3 (1.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (34.19%) Software Engineering
2 68 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.66%) Unit Testing
4 44 (18.80%) Test Scripting
4 44 (18.80%) Automated Testing
4 44 (18.80%) Software Testing
5 40 (17.09%) Scrum
6 38 (16.24%) Test Strategy
7 32 (13.68%) Test Automation
8 26 (11.11%) Manual Testing
9 25 (10.68%) Waterfall
9 25 (10.68%) E-Commerce
10 22 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (8.97%) Automation Testing
12 20 (8.55%) System Testing
13 19 (8.12%) Problem Management
14 16 (6.84%) Integration Testing
14 16 (6.84%) Project Management
15 15 (6.41%) Test Management
15 15 (6.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 93 (39.74%) Java
2 65 (27.78%) SQL
3 33 (14.10%) C#
4 28 (11.97%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.12%) Ruby
5 19 (8.12%) Python
6 17 (7.26%) Perl
7 14 (5.98%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.27%) C++
9 6 (2.56%) VB
10 4 (1.71%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.71%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.71%) PHP
10 4 (1.71%) VB6
11 3 (1.28%) C
11 3 (1.28%) VBScript
12 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 97 (41.45%) Degree
2 38 (16.24%) ISEB
3 13 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 12 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.99%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.85%) HND
7 1 (0.43%) MCTS
7 1 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.43%) HNC
7 1 (0.43%) CISA
7 1 (0.43%) CISM
7 1 (0.43%) CISSP
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.43%) CRISC
7 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) Puppet
1 3 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.85%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (8.97%) Oracle
2 20 (8.55%) JBoss
3 14 (5.98%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.85%) HP
4 9 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (2.14%) Telerik
5 5 (2.14%) Cognos
5 5 (2.14%) Informatica
6 4 (1.71%) Tableau
6 4 (1.71%) SAP
6 4 (1.71%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.28%) Google
8 2 (0.85%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.85%) Facebook
8 2 (0.85%) Sybase
8 2 (0.85%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) Empirix
9 1 (0.43%) Compuware
9 1 (0.43%) IBM
9 1 (0.43%) Red Gate
Bristol, Avon
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Blue Town Online
Salary: £22k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Salary Package Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago