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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 50 86
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +36
Permanent jobs citing QA 97 70 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.32% 4.33% 2.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.59% 41.67% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 93 60 31
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 £22,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,650 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
181 168 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 9.92% 10.38% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 159 131 116
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £61,000
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 31 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 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 98 (41.18%) Degree
2 92 (38.66%) Java
3 81 (34.03%) Software Engineering
4 69 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (27.31%) SQL
6 63 (26.47%) Finance
7 48 (20.17%) Computer Science
8 47 (19.75%) Unit Testing
9 46 (19.33%) Test Scripting
9 46 (19.33%) Automated Testing
9 46 (19.33%) Software Testing
10 42 (17.65%) Scrum
11 40 (16.81%) ISEB
12 38 (15.97%) Test Strategy
13 36 (15.13%) HTML
14 33 (13.87%) C#
15 31 (13.03%) Test Automation
16 29 (12.18%) Selenium
17 28 (11.76%) JavaScript
18 27 (11.34%) Windows
18 27 (11.34%) Banking
18 27 (11.34%) Manual Testing
19 25 (10.50%) Waterfall
19 25 (10.50%) E-Commerce
20 22 (9.24%) SQL Server
20 22 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
20 22 (9.24%) Mobile App
21 21 (8.82%) Automation Testing
22 20 (8.40%) System Testing
22 20 (8.40%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (7.98%) WebLogic
1 19 (7.98%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.68%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.68%) IIS
4 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.42%) WordPress
4 1 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 11 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.36%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.36%) SaaS
2 4 (1.68%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.20%) Internet
2 8 (3.36%) HTTP
3 5 (2.10%) LDAP
3 5 (2.10%) SMS
4 3 (1.26%) Intranet
4 3 (1.26%) X.509
4 3 (1.26%) DNS
5 2 (0.84%) NAS
5 2 (0.84%) VPN
5 2 (0.84%) DHCP
5 2 (0.84%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) IPv4
6 1 (0.42%) UMTS
6 1 (0.42%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.42%) GPRS
6 1 (0.42%) GSM
6 1 (0.42%) SSL
6 1 (0.42%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.52%) Big Data
4 6 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.10%) DataStage
5 5 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.10%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.68%) QlikView
6 4 (1.68%) Spotfire
6 4 (1.68%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (12.18%) Selenium
2 18 (7.56%) Eclipse
3 17 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
4 15 (6.30%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.04%) JUnit
6 10 (4.20%) FitNesse
7 9 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.36%) JBehave
8 8 (3.36%) JMeter
8 8 (3.36%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (3.36%) LoadRunner
9 7 (2.94%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.68%) Ranorex
10 4 (1.68%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.68%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.68%) WATIR
10 4 (1.68%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.26%) Maven
11 3 (1.26%) JIRA
11 3 (1.26%) WatiN
General
1 63 (26.47%) Finance
2 27 (11.34%) Banking
3 19 (7.98%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.14%) French Language
5 13 (5.46%) Retail
6 10 (4.20%) Legal
7 9 (3.78%) Marketing
8 5 (2.10%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.10%) Automotive
9 3 (1.26%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.84%) Electronics
10 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 55 (23.11%) Analyst
2 48 (20.17%) Tester
3 41 (17.23%) Software Engineer
4 38 (15.97%) Test Analyst
5 32 (13.45%) Developer
6 25 (10.50%) Test Engineer
7 24 (10.08%) QA Engineer
8 23 (9.66%) QA Tester
8 23 (9.66%) Junior
9 20 (8.40%) Graduate
10 19 (7.98%) QA Analyst
11 18 (7.56%) Java Software Engineer
12 17 (7.14%) Software Tester
12 17 (7.14%) Junior Software Engineer
12 17 (7.14%) Junior Java Software Engineer
12 17 (7.14%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 15 (6.30%) Senior Tester
14 13 (5.46%) QA Test Analyst
15 12 (5.04%) Java Developer
16 11 (4.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.13%) HTML
2 17 (7.14%) Struts
2 17 (7.14%) SWT
2 17 (7.14%) GWT
3 14 (5.88%) Middleware
4 13 (5.46%) .NET
5 11 (4.62%) CSS
5 11 (4.62%) HTML5
6 10 (4.20%) Spring
7 9 (3.78%) XML
7 9 (3.78%) MyBatis
8 8 (3.36%) Silverlight
8 8 (3.36%) Web Services
9 5 (2.10%) Flash
9 5 (2.10%) Java EE
9 5 (2.10%) Natural Language Processing
10 4 (1.68%) COM
11 3 (1.26%) J2EE
11 3 (1.26%) JSON
11 3 (1.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.17%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.24%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.30%) Open Source
4 11 (4.62%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.78%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.68%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.26%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.84%) Xbox
10 2 (0.84%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.84%) W3C
11 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.42%) DTV
11 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.34%) Windows
2 17 (7.14%) UNIX
3 10 (4.20%) Linux
4 7 (2.94%) Android
4 7 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.26%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.03%) Software Engineering
2 69 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (19.75%) Unit Testing
4 46 (19.33%) Test Scripting
4 46 (19.33%) Automated Testing
4 46 (19.33%) Software Testing
5 42 (17.65%) Scrum
6 38 (15.97%) Test Strategy
7 31 (13.03%) Test Automation
8 27 (11.34%) Manual Testing
9 25 (10.50%) Waterfall
9 25 (10.50%) E-Commerce
10 22 (9.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (8.82%) Automation Testing
12 20 (8.40%) System Testing
13 19 (7.98%) Problem Management
14 17 (7.14%) User Stories
15 16 (6.72%) Integration Testing
15 16 (6.72%) Project Management
16 15 (6.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (38.66%) Java
2 65 (27.31%) SQL
3 33 (13.87%) C#
4 28 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.98%) Python
5 19 (7.98%) Ruby
6 17 (7.14%) Perl
7 14 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.20%) C++
9 6 (2.52%) VB
10 4 (1.68%) VB6
10 4 (1.68%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.68%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.68%) PHP
11 3 (1.26%) C
11 3 (1.26%) VBScript
12 2 (0.84%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (41.18%) Degree
2 40 (16.81%) ISEB
3 14 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.94%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.84%) HND
7 1 (0.42%) HNC
7 1 (0.42%) CISA
7 1 (0.42%) CISM
7 1 (0.42%) CISSP
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.42%) MCTS
7 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.26%) Puppet
1 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (8.40%) Oracle
1 20 (8.40%) JBoss
2 14 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.78%) MicroStrategy
3 9 (3.78%) HP
4 6 (2.52%) Telerik
5 5 (2.10%) Cognos
5 5 (2.10%) Informatica
6 4 (1.68%) Tableau
6 4 (1.68%) SAP
6 4 (1.68%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.26%) Google
8 2 (0.84%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.84%) Facebook
8 2 (0.84%) VMware
8 2 (0.84%) Sybase
9 1 (0.42%) Empirix
9 1 (0.42%) Compuware
9 1 (0.42%) IBM
9 1 (0.42%) Red Gate
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol
Questor Resourcing
Salary: to circa £28,500 + VG benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Blue Town Online
Salary: £22k per year
Posted: 17 days ago