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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 92 39 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.96% 2.47% 2.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.42% 29.32% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 85 30 47
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,100 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
190 133 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.24% 8.41% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 162 102 156
Average salary £35,000 £38,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.49% -6.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 100 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (40.93%) Degree
3 83 (38.60%) Java
4 72 (33.49%) Software Engineering
5 57 (26.51%) Finance
5 57 (26.51%) SQL
6 51 (23.72%) Computer Science
7 44 (20.47%) Unit Testing
8 40 (18.60%) Automated Testing
8 40 (18.60%) Software Testing
9 38 (17.67%) HTML
10 37 (17.21%) Scrum
11 35 (16.28%) C#
12 30 (13.95%) Test Strategy
13 28 (13.02%) Banking
14 27 (12.56%) ISEB
14 27 (12.56%) JavaScript
15 26 (12.09%) Manual Testing
16 25 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (11.16%) Test Scripting
18 23 (10.70%) Mobile App
18 23 (10.70%) E-Commerce
18 23 (10.70%) Retail
19 22 (10.23%) Windows
19 22 (10.23%) SQL Server
20 21 (9.77%) Selenium
20 21 (9.77%) Automation Testing
21 20 (9.30%) WebSphere
21 20 (9.30%) WebLogic
21 20 (9.30%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (9.30%) WebLogic
1 20 (9.30%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.86%) IIS
2 4 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.93%) OpenROAD
4 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.47%) WordPress
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.72%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.79%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.19%) Internet
2 6 (2.79%) HTTP
3 5 (2.33%) LDAP
3 5 (2.33%) Intranet
4 3 (1.40%) X.509
5 2 (0.93%) NAS
5 2 (0.93%) SAN
5 2 (0.93%) SMS
5 2 (0.93%) DHCP
5 2 (0.93%) VPN
5 2 (0.93%) DNS
6 1 (0.47%) SSL
6 1 (0.47%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.79%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.79%) Big Data
5 6 (2.79%) DataStage
5 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.40%) QlikView
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.93%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.47%) HBase
Development Applications
1 21 (9.77%) Selenium
2 19 (8.84%) Eclipse
3 15 (6.98%) Eclipse RCP
4 13 (6.05%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.58%) JUnit
6 11 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.72%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.26%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.33%) JBehave
9 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.86%) JMeter
10 4 (1.86%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.40%) Calabash
11 3 (1.40%) Ranorex
12 2 (0.93%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.93%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.93%) Maven
13 1 (0.47%) WATIR
13 1 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 57 (26.51%) Finance
2 28 (13.02%) Banking
3 23 (10.70%) Retail
4 17 (7.91%) Telecoms
5 15 (6.98%) French Language
6 12 (5.58%) Marketing
7 9 (4.19%) Legal
8 6 (2.79%) Games
9 4 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.40%) Automotive
10 3 (1.40%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.93%) International Banking
11 2 (0.93%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.93%) Back Office
12 1 (0.47%) Electronics
12 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 44 (20.47%) Tester
2 43 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 38 (17.67%) Analyst
4 35 (16.28%) Developer
5 25 (11.63%) Graduate
6 23 (10.70%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 22 (10.23%) Junior
8 21 (9.77%) Test Analyst
8 21 (9.77%) QA Tester
9 18 (8.37%) Software Tester
10 15 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
10 15 (6.98%) Junior Software Engineer
10 15 (6.98%) Junior Java Software Engineer
11 14 (6.51%) Test Engineer
12 12 (5.58%) Senior Tester
12 12 (5.58%) QA Engineer
13 11 (5.12%) Java Developer
14 10 (4.65%) Senior Developer
14 10 (4.65%) Software Developer
14 10 (4.65%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.67%) HTML
2 18 (8.37%) CSS
3 15 (6.98%) Spring
3 15 (6.98%) .NET
3 15 (6.98%) Struts
3 15 (6.98%) SWT
3 15 (6.98%) GWT
4 14 (6.51%) MyBatis
5 10 (4.65%) Web Services
6 8 (3.72%) XML
6 8 (3.72%) Middleware
6 8 (3.72%) HTML5
7 7 (3.26%) Silverlight
8 5 (2.33%) JSON
8 5 (2.33%) iOS SDK
9 4 (1.86%) RESTful
9 4 (1.86%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (1.86%) COM
9 4 (1.86%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.72%) Computer Science
2 25 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.70%) Mobile App
4 14 (6.51%) N-Tier
4 14 (6.51%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.65%) Open Source
6 3 (1.40%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.40%) User Experience
6 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.93%) W3C
7 2 (0.93%) Replication
7 2 (0.93%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.93%) Xbox
7 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.23%) Windows
2 13 (6.05%) UNIX
3 10 (4.65%) Android
3 10 (4.65%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.26%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.33%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.86%) Linux
7 3 (1.40%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.49%) Software Engineering
3 44 (20.47%) Unit Testing
4 40 (18.60%) Software Testing
4 40 (18.60%) Automated Testing
5 37 (17.21%) Scrum
6 30 (13.95%) Test Strategy
7 26 (12.09%) Manual Testing
8 24 (11.16%) Test Scripting
9 23 (10.70%) E-Commerce
10 21 (9.77%) Automation Testing
11 19 (8.84%) Waterfall
11 19 (8.84%) Problem Management
12 18 (8.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (7.91%) Test Automation
14 16 (7.44%) Business Analysis
14 16 (7.44%) Mentoring
15 15 (6.98%) User Stories
16 14 (6.51%) Test Planning
16 14 (6.51%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 83 (38.60%) Java
2 57 (26.51%) SQL
3 35 (16.28%) C#
4 27 (12.56%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.12%) Python
5 11 (5.12%) Ruby
6 10 (4.65%) C++
6 10 (4.65%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.19%) Perl
8 6 (2.79%) VB
9 4 (1.86%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.86%) VB6
10 3 (1.40%) C
10 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.93%) XAML
11 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (40.93%) Degree
2 27 (12.56%) ISEB
3 12 (5.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.33%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) CISA
7 1 (0.47%) CISM
7 1 (0.47%) CISSP
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.47%) HNC
7 1 (0.47%) HND
7 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.86%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Puppet
1 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (9.30%) Oracle
2 18 (8.37%) JBoss
3 13 (6.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.26%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (3.26%) Telerik
5 6 (2.79%) SAP
5 6 (2.79%) Informatica
6 5 (2.33%) Cognos
6 5 (2.33%) Sybase
7 4 (1.86%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.40%) Google
8 3 (1.40%) Tableau
8 3 (1.40%) Facebook
9 2 (0.93%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.93%) Birst
9 2 (0.93%) FrontRange
9 2 (0.93%) VMware
9 2 (0.93%) CA
10 1 (0.47%) Adobe
10 1 (0.47%) Teradata
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Posted: Yesterday
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