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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 123 77 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 6.45% 4.51% 4.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.02% 46.67% 43.43%
Number of salaries quoted 98 71 70
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £43,650
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
232 165 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 12.16% 9.67% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 184 137 160
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £26,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 92 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.08%) Degree
3 67 (31.60%) Finance
4 62 (29.25%) Java
5 58 (27.36%) Software Engineering
6 52 (24.53%) ISEB
7 44 (20.75%) SQL
8 43 (20.28%) Scrum
8 43 (20.28%) Banking
9 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
10 37 (17.45%) Retail
11 35 (16.51%) Computer Science
12 34 (16.04%) Software Testing
13 33 (15.57%) C#
14 32 (15.09%) ISTQB
15 31 (14.62%) JavaScript
15 31 (14.62%) .NET
16 30 (14.15%) HTML
16 30 (14.15%) Automated Testing
16 30 (14.15%) Unit Testing
17 26 (12.26%) Mobile App
18 25 (11.79%) Test Automation
19 24 (11.32%) Selenium
20 23 (10.85%) Aerospace
20 23 (10.85%) Manual Testing
20 23 (10.85%) Open Source
21 22 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
21 22 (10.38%) Test Scripting
21 22 (10.38%) TDD
22 21 (9.91%) Android

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (6.13%) WebLogic
1 13 (6.13%) JBoss
1 13 (6.13%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.66%) CMS
3 6 (2.83%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.42%) Node.js
5 2 (0.94%) Apache
5 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.42%) MS Project
3 3 (1.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.42%) RoboHelp
3 3 (1.42%) XMetaL
3 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.36%) IMAP
2 3 (1.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.83%) MySQL
4 4 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.94%) QlikView
6 2 (0.94%) DataStage
6 2 (0.94%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.94%) HBase
6 2 (0.94%) Big Data
6 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (11.32%) Selenium
2 18 (8.49%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.02%) Eclipse
4 12 (5.66%) Eclipse RCP
5 10 (4.72%) JIRA
6 9 (4.25%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.77%) JUnit
7 8 (3.77%) Subversion
8 7 (3.30%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.83%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.36%) Calabash
11 4 (1.89%) Android Studio
12 3 (1.42%) JBehave
12 3 (1.42%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 2 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
14 1 (0.47%) MSI
14 1 (0.47%) JMeter
General
1 67 (31.60%) Finance
2 43 (20.28%) Banking
3 37 (17.45%) Retail
4 23 (10.85%) Aerospace
5 14 (6.60%) Telecoms
6 12 (5.66%) French Language
7 7 (3.30%) Games
7 7 (3.30%) Law
8 6 (2.83%) Marketing
9 5 (2.36%) Legal
10 4 (1.89%) Private Banking
11 3 (1.42%) Billing
11 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.94%) Automotive
13 1 (0.47%) Electronics
13 1 (0.47%) Advertising
13 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (20.75%) Developer
2 35 (16.51%) Analyst
3 31 (14.62%) Software Engineer
4 27 (12.74%) Test Manager
5 24 (11.32%) Test Analyst
6 22 (10.38%) QA Engineer
7 20 (9.43%) Test Engineer
8 16 (7.55%) Graduate
8 16 (7.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 15 (7.08%) Senior Developer
9 15 (7.08%) QA Manager
10 14 (6.60%) Junior
11 12 (5.66%) Software Developer
11 12 (5.66%) Java Software Engineer
11 12 (5.66%) Junior Java Software Engineer
11 12 (5.66%) Junior Software Engineer
11 12 (5.66%) Test Leader
12 11 (5.19%) Tester
13 9 (4.25%) Consultant
13 9 (4.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.62%) .NET
2 30 (14.15%) HTML
3 17 (8.02%) Web Services
3 17 (8.02%) XML
4 16 (7.55%) CSS
5 15 (7.08%) Spring
6 14 (6.60%) Middleware
6 14 (6.60%) RESTful
7 12 (5.66%) GWT
7 12 (5.66%) SWT
7 12 (5.66%) JSON
7 12 (5.66%) Struts
7 12 (5.66%) MyBatis
8 7 (3.30%) HTML5
9 5 (2.36%) iOS SDK
9 5 (2.36%) SOAP
9 5 (2.36%) XSD
10 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.89%) Android SDK
11 3 (1.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.51%) Computer Science
2 26 (12.26%) Mobile App
3 23 (10.85%) Open Source
4 19 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.19%) Xbox
6 10 (4.72%) Data Structures
7 8 (3.77%) N-Tier
7 8 (3.77%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.83%) Wiki
8 6 (2.83%) iPhone
8 6 (2.83%) iPad
9 5 (2.36%) User Experience
10 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.47%) Statistics
12 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
12 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.91%) Android
2 19 (8.96%) Windows
3 16 (7.55%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.25%) UNIX
5 8 (3.77%) Mac OS X
5 8 (3.77%) Windows Phone
6 5 (2.36%) Linux
7 3 (1.42%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.94%) CentOS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (27.36%) Software Engineering
3 43 (20.28%) Scrum
4 34 (16.04%) Software Testing
5 30 (14.15%) Unit Testing
5 30 (14.15%) Automated Testing
6 25 (11.79%) Test Automation
7 23 (10.85%) Manual Testing
8 22 (10.38%) Test Scripting
8 22 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (10.38%) TDD
9 18 (8.49%) OO
9 18 (8.49%) Test Strategy
10 17 (8.02%) BDD
11 13 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (6.13%) Automation Testing
12 12 (5.66%) Product Management
12 12 (5.66%) Identity Management
12 12 (5.66%) Business Analysis
12 12 (5.66%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.25%) Java
2 44 (20.75%) SQL
3 33 (15.57%) C#
4 31 (14.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.72%) C++
6 8 (3.77%) PHP
7 6 (2.83%) Objective-C
7 6 (2.83%) Ruby
7 6 (2.83%) Python
7 6 (2.83%) C
8 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) XAML
10 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) Golang
Qualifications
1 68 (32.08%) Degree
2 52 (24.53%) ISEB
3 32 (15.09%) ISTQB
4 21 (9.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.89%) VCP4
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) SCCM
1 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (8.96%) Oracle
2 13 (6.13%) Facebook
3 12 (5.66%) ForgeRock
4 11 (5.19%) Google
4 11 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.89%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.89%) SAP
6 2 (0.94%) Adobe
6 2 (0.94%) Informatica
6 2 (0.94%) Teradata
6 2 (0.94%) Unica
6 2 (0.94%) Tableau
6 2 (0.94%) Appcelerator
6 2 (0.94%) Twitter
6 2 (0.94%) Talend
7 1 (0.47%) Kenexa
7 1 (0.47%) New Relic
7 1 (0.47%) Zend
7 1 (0.47%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.47%) Sybase
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £25-30,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £55000.00 - £59000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Creation Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago