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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 84 98 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.52% 5.36% 4.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.93% 52.97% 43.11%
Number of salaries quoted 78 91 63
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £43,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
145 185 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 7.80% 10.12% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 125 159 132
Average salary £38,200 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.86% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 77 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (42.70%) Java
3 70 (39.33%) Degree
4 68 (38.20%) Software Engineering
5 46 (25.84%) Test Automation
6 43 (24.16%) Finance
6 43 (24.16%) SQL
7 40 (22.47%) Product Management
7 40 (22.47%) Open Source
8 30 (16.85%) Google
9 27 (15.17%) Identity Management
10 25 (14.04%) Oracle
10 25 (14.04%) Computer Science
11 24 (13.48%) Facebook
12 22 (12.36%) ForgeRock
12 22 (12.36%) Scrum
12 22 (12.36%) JavaScript
12 22 (12.36%) Web Services
13 21 (11.80%) HTML
14 20 (11.24%) Windows
14 20 (11.24%) Unit Testing
15 19 (10.67%) Test Scripting
15 19 (10.67%) Automated Testing
16 18 (10.11%) ISEB
16 18 (10.11%) C#
17 17 (9.55%) UNIX
17 17 (9.55%) TDD
18 16 (8.99%) Law
19 15 (8.43%) Selenium
20 14 (7.87%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (7.30%) WebLogic
1 13 (7.30%) JBoss
1 13 (7.30%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) Liferay
3 2 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) Node.js
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.69%) SaaS
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.56%) ATM
2 1 (0.56%) LAN
2 1 (0.56%) WAN
2 1 (0.56%) Wireless
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) NAS
2 1 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.49%) MySQL
3 6 (3.37%) SQLite
4 5 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.56%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (8.43%) Selenium
2 14 (7.87%) JIRA
3 12 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.18%) Eclipse RCP
4 11 (6.18%) Eclipse
5 8 (4.49%) JUnit
6 7 (3.93%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.37%) Maven
7 6 (3.37%) Xcode
7 6 (3.37%) TestNG
7 6 (3.37%) HP UFT
7 6 (3.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 6 (3.37%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.81%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.12%) Subversion
10 2 (1.12%) JBehave
11 1 (0.56%) Calabash
11 1 (0.56%) Grunt
11 1 (0.56%) gulp
General
1 43 (24.16%) Finance
2 16 (8.99%) Law
3 13 (7.30%) Banking
4 7 (3.93%) Marketing
5 4 (2.25%) French Language
6 3 (1.69%) Billing
7 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Advertising
7 2 (1.12%) Games
7 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (25.28%) Analyst
2 37 (20.79%) QA Engineer
3 35 (19.66%) Test Analyst
4 33 (18.54%) Test Engineer
5 29 (16.29%) Developer
6 24 (13.48%) Software Engineer
7 18 (10.11%) Tester
8 17 (9.55%) Test Manager
9 16 (8.99%) QA Analyst
10 11 (6.18%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.62%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (5.62%) Graduate
11 10 (5.62%) Automation Analyst
12 8 (4.49%) Junior Software Engineer
12 8 (4.49%) Junior
12 8 (4.49%) Test Leader
12 8 (4.49%) iOS Developer
13 7 (3.93%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.93%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 6 (3.37%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.36%) Web Services
2 21 (11.80%) HTML
3 11 (6.18%) .NET
3 11 (6.18%) SOAP
3 11 (6.18%) Struts
3 11 (6.18%) Middleware
3 11 (6.18%) SWT
3 11 (6.18%) GWT
4 10 (5.62%) RESTful
5 8 (4.49%) REST
6 7 (3.93%) iOS SDK
6 7 (3.93%) Spring
7 6 (3.37%) Cocoa
7 6 (3.37%) Ext JS
7 6 (3.37%) jQuery
7 6 (3.37%) OpenGL
7 6 (3.37%) XML
7 6 (3.37%) Cocoa Touch
7 6 (3.37%) UIKit
7 6 (3.37%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.04%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.74%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.74%) Xbox
3 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.06%) iPad
4 9 (5.06%) iPhone
5 7 (3.93%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.93%) User Experience
6 6 (3.37%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (3.37%) Social Media
7 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.56%) Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
9 1 (0.56%) Wiki
9 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.24%) Windows
2 17 (9.55%) UNIX
3 14 (7.87%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.74%) Linux
5 6 (3.37%) Android
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.69%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
7 1 (0.56%) Debian
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (38.20%) Software Engineering
3 46 (25.84%) Test Automation
4 40 (22.47%) Product Management
4 40 (22.47%) Open Source
5 27 (15.17%) Identity Management
6 22 (12.36%) Scrum
7 20 (11.24%) Unit Testing
8 19 (10.67%) Test Scripting
8 19 (10.67%) Automated Testing
9 17 (9.55%) TDD
10 14 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (7.87%) Software Delivery
10 14 (7.87%) BDD
11 13 (7.30%) Test Strategy
12 12 (6.74%) Manual Testing
12 12 (6.74%) SDLC
12 12 (6.74%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.18%) iOS Development
13 11 (6.18%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (42.70%) Java
2 43 (24.16%) SQL
3 22 (12.36%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.11%) C#
5 13 (7.30%) Python
6 12 (6.74%) C
7 11 (6.18%) C++
8 10 (5.62%) Objective-C
9 9 (5.06%) Ruby
10 8 (4.49%) VBScript
11 7 (3.93%) PHP
12 4 (2.25%) Perl
13 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.69%) VB
13 3 (1.69%) Tcl
13 3 (1.69%) Groovy
14 1 (0.56%) R
14 1 (0.56%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (39.33%) Degree
2 18 (10.11%) ISEB
3 12 (6.74%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (16.85%) Google
2 25 (14.04%) Oracle
3 24 (13.48%) Facebook
4 22 (12.36%) ForgeRock
5 9 (5.06%) VMware
6 8 (4.49%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.93%) Apple
8 6 (3.37%) Volantis
8 6 (3.37%) Netbiscuits
8 6 (3.37%) Kony
8 6 (3.37%) Appcelerator
8 6 (3.37%) Sencha
9 2 (1.12%) Sybase
10 1 (0.56%) Citrix
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.56%) Zend
10 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
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techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £3000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 11 days ago
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Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 19 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
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