The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 39 69
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +30
Permanent jobs citing QA 68 91 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.55% 5.10% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.23% 50.84% 30.82%
Number of salaries quoted 61 86 36
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £18,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
QA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
141 179 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 7.37% 10.03% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 124 159 111
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 67 (44.08%) Java
2 64 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.11%) Degree
3 62 (40.79%) Software Engineering
4 44 (28.95%) Test Automation
5 37 (24.34%) Product Management
6 36 (23.68%) Open Source
6 36 (23.68%) Finance
7 26 (17.11%) Google
7 26 (17.11%) SQL
8 21 (13.82%) Identity Management
8 21 (13.82%) Web Services
8 21 (13.82%) Computer Science
8 21 (13.82%) Test Scripting
9 20 (13.16%) Facebook
10 19 (12.50%) Windows
10 19 (12.50%) Oracle
10 19 (12.50%) HTML
10 19 (12.50%) Scrum
11 18 (11.84%) JavaScript
11 18 (11.84%) Unit Testing
12 16 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (10.53%) TDD
13 15 (9.87%) UNIX
13 15 (9.87%) Python
13 15 (9.87%) ForgeRock
14 14 (9.21%) C++
14 14 (9.21%) Automated Testing
15 13 (8.55%) C#
16 12 (7.89%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (7.24%) WebLogic
1 11 (7.24%) JBoss
1 11 (7.24%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 2 (1.32%) Liferay
4 1 (0.66%) Node.js
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.32%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) Firewall
2 1 (0.66%) Wireless
2 1 (0.66%) VLAN
2 1 (0.66%) ATM
2 1 (0.66%) LAN
2 1 (0.66%) WAN
2 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.95%) SQLite
3 5 (3.29%) MySQL
4 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.66%) Big Data
7 1 (0.66%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Selenium
2 10 (6.58%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.92%) JUnit
3 9 (5.92%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.92%) JIRA
3 9 (5.92%) Eclipse RCP
4 8 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.61%) Maven
5 7 (4.61%) TestNG
6 6 (3.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 6 (3.95%) Xcode
7 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.63%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.63%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.32%) Subversion
10 2 (1.32%) JBehave
11 1 (0.66%) Redmine
11 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.66%) Bugzilla
General
1 36 (23.68%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Banking
3 10 (6.58%) Law
4 7 (4.61%) Marketing
5 4 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Games
6 2 (1.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (26.32%) Analyst
2 32 (21.05%) QA Engineer
3 31 (20.39%) Test Analyst
4 28 (18.42%) Test Engineer
5 26 (17.11%) Developer
6 23 (15.13%) Software Engineer
7 19 (12.50%) Tester
8 15 (9.87%) QA Analyst
9 11 (7.24%) Graduate
10 9 (5.92%) Project Manager
10 9 (5.92%) Java Developer
10 9 (5.92%) Test Manager
11 8 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (5.26%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 8 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
11 8 (5.26%) iOS Developer
12 6 (3.95%) QA Tester
12 6 (3.95%) Junior Software Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) Junior
13 5 (3.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.82%) Web Services
2 19 (12.50%) HTML
3 10 (6.58%) SOAP
3 10 (6.58%) RESTful
4 9 (5.92%) SWT
4 9 (5.92%) GWT
4 9 (5.92%) Struts
5 8 (5.26%) Middleware
5 8 (5.26%) REST
6 7 (4.61%) iOS SDK
7 6 (3.95%) jQuery
7 6 (3.95%) Ext JS
7 6 (3.95%) PhoneGap
7 6 (3.95%) Cocoa Touch
7 6 (3.95%) UIKit
7 6 (3.95%) OpenGL
7 6 (3.95%) Cocoa
7 6 (3.95%) Sencha Touch
8 5 (3.29%) CSS
8 5 (3.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.82%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.58%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.92%) iPhone
3 9 (5.92%) iPad
4 7 (4.61%) User Experience
4 7 (4.61%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.95%) Social Media
5 6 (3.95%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (3.29%) Xbox
7 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.97%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Clustering
9 1 (0.66%) Derivative
9 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.66%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.50%) Windows
2 15 (9.87%) UNIX
3 11 (7.24%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.92%) Linux
5 4 (2.63%) Android
6 3 (1.97%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.97%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.66%) Debian
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.66%) AIX
7 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (40.79%) Software Engineering
3 44 (28.95%) Test Automation
4 37 (24.34%) Product Management
5 36 (23.68%) Open Source
6 21 (13.82%) Test Scripting
6 21 (13.82%) Identity Management
7 19 (12.50%) Scrum
8 18 (11.84%) Unit Testing
9 16 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.53%) TDD
10 14 (9.21%) Automated Testing
11 10 (6.58%) iOS Development
12 9 (5.92%) Software Testing
12 9 (5.92%) BDD
13 8 (5.26%) Memory Management
13 8 (5.26%) OO
14 7 (4.61%) Data Modelling
14 7 (4.61%) Validation
14 7 (4.61%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (44.08%) Java
2 26 (17.11%) SQL
3 18 (11.84%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.87%) Python
5 14 (9.21%) C++
6 13 (8.55%) C#
7 11 (7.24%) C
7 11 (7.24%) Ruby
8 8 (5.26%) Objective-C
8 8 (5.26%) VBScript
9 7 (4.61%) Perl
9 7 (4.61%) PHP
9 7 (4.61%) Tcl
9 7 (4.61%) Groovy
10 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.97%) VB
11 1 (0.66%) R
11 1 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (42.11%) Degree
2 8 (5.26%) ISEB
3 7 (4.61%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) GAMP
System Software
1 5 (3.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 26 (17.11%) Google
2 20 (13.16%) Facebook
3 19 (12.50%) Oracle
4 15 (9.87%) ForgeRock
5 9 (5.92%) VMware
6 7 (4.61%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.61%) Apple
7 6 (3.95%) Netbiscuits
7 6 (3.95%) Kony
7 6 (3.95%) Sencha
7 6 (3.95%) Appcelerator
7 6 (3.95%) Volantis
8 2 (1.32%) Sybase
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco
9 1 (0.66%) Citrix
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.66%) Zend
9 1 (0.66%) Sitecore
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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