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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 31 78
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +47
Permanent jobs citing QA 98 132 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.41% 6.76% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.00% 50.77% 29.19%
Number of salaries quoted 89 99 45
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
200 260 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 11.05% 13.31% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 176 198 128
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £24,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 9 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 94 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (49.14%) Java
3 71 (40.57%) Degree
4 61 (34.86%) Test Automation
5 55 (31.43%) Software Engineering
6 53 (30.29%) Oracle
6 53 (30.29%) Finance
7 40 (22.86%) SQL Server
8 39 (22.29%) SQL
9 38 (21.71%) Open Source
10 36 (20.57%) Windows
11 33 (18.86%) Scrum
12 31 (17.71%) Product Management
13 29 (16.57%) Unix
14 28 (16.00%) Selenium
14 28 (16.00%) Functional Testing
15 27 (15.43%) Non-Functional Testing
16 26 (14.86%) Banking
17 24 (13.71%) ISEB
17 24 (13.71%) Cucumber
17 24 (13.71%) QA Automation
18 23 (13.14%) Test Scripting
18 23 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (12.57%) Computer Science
20 21 (12.00%) OO
21 20 (11.43%) Facebook
21 20 (11.43%) Relational Database
21 20 (11.43%) JUnit
21 20 (11.43%) Google
22 19 (10.86%) SDLC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.29%) JBoss
2 11 (6.29%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.86%) Confluence
3 5 (2.86%) Node.js
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.29%) Apache
5 2 (1.14%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.43%) MS Project
3 1 (0.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.71%) Internet
2 5 (2.86%) SSL
3 3 (1.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 17 (9.71%) RDBMS
4 7 (4.00%) Big Data
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (16.00%) Selenium
2 24 (13.71%) Cucumber
3 20 (11.43%) JUnit
4 18 (10.29%) JBehave
5 13 (7.43%) Maven
6 11 (6.29%) Ant
7 10 (5.71%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.71%) JIRA
7 10 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.57%) Apache Ivy
8 8 (4.57%) Artifactory
8 8 (4.57%) Eclipse
8 8 (4.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (4.00%) HP UFT
10 5 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (1.71%) Geb
11 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.71%) TestNG
General
1 53 (30.29%) Finance
2 26 (14.86%) Banking
3 6 (3.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.86%) French Language
4 5 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Billing
7 2 (1.14%) Electronics
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (29.71%) Test Engineer
2 48 (27.43%) Java Engineer
3 38 (21.71%) Analyst
4 37 (21.14%) QA Engineer
5 31 (17.71%) QA Test Engineer
6 21 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
7 18 (10.29%) Test Automation Engineer
8 17 (9.71%) Test Analyst
9 15 (8.57%) Tester
10 13 (7.43%) Developer
10 13 (7.43%) QA Analyst
11 9 (5.14%) Software Engineer
11 9 (5.14%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (4.57%) Build Engineer
12 8 (4.57%) Java Software Engineer
12 8 (4.57%) Test Leader
13 7 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (4.00%) Test Manager
14 6 (3.43%) Business Analyst
14 6 (3.43%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.29%) XML
2 13 (7.43%) HTML
3 11 (6.29%) Spring
4 10 (5.71%) Web Services
5 7 (4.00%) .NET
5 7 (4.00%) Middleware
5 7 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (3.43%) CSS
6 6 (3.43%) J2EE
7 5 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.86%) GWT
7 5 (2.86%) HTML5
7 5 (2.86%) OSGi
7 5 (2.86%) Struts
8 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.71%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.71%) JMS
9 3 (1.71%) RESTful
9 3 (1.71%) SWT
9 3 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.57%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.29%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.43%) Replication
4 5 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.86%) Internet of Things
4 5 (2.86%) User Experience
5 3 (1.71%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.71%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.71%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.71%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.14%) NHS
6 2 (1.14%) Social Media
7 1 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.57%) Windows
2 29 (16.57%) Unix
3 12 (6.86%) Linux
4 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.14%) Android
5 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (34.86%) Test Automation
3 55 (31.43%) Software Engineering
4 38 (21.71%) Open Source
5 33 (18.86%) Scrum
6 31 (17.71%) Product Management
7 28 (16.00%) Functional Testing
8 27 (15.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 24 (13.71%) QA Automation
10 23 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (13.14%) Test Scripting
11 21 (12.00%) OO
12 19 (10.86%) SDLC
13 18 (10.29%) Software Testing
14 17 (9.71%) Problem Management
15 16 (9.14%) Manual Testing
16 15 (8.57%) Test Management
17 14 (8.00%) Test Strategy
17 14 (8.00%) Waterfall
18 13 (7.43%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 86 (49.14%) Java
2 39 (22.29%) SQL
3 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.86%) C#
4 5 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.29%) C++
6 3 (1.71%) Groovy
6 3 (1.71%) Perl
6 3 (1.71%) Python
6 3 (1.71%) Ruby
6 3 (1.71%) Tcl
7 2 (1.14%) VBScript
8 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (40.57%) Degree
2 24 (13.71%) ISEB
3 15 (8.57%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.86%) GAMP
2 4 (2.29%) SEPA
3 3 (1.71%) ISO15022
3 3 (1.71%) ISO20022
System Software
1 6 (3.43%) Docker
2 5 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (30.29%) Oracle
2 20 (11.43%) Facebook
2 20 (11.43%) Google
3 10 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.57%) ForgeRock
5 6 (3.43%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.43%) Sybase
6 5 (2.86%) VMware
7 2 (1.14%) Cegedim Rx
7 2 (1.14%) SAP
7 2 (1.14%) Twitter
8 1 (0.57%) ATG
8 1 (0.57%) Capita
8 1 (0.57%) Epicor
8 1 (0.57%) HP
8 1 (0.57%) hybris
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent bens
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People Source Consulting
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Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + + Benefits
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Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum
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