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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 30 67
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +37
Permanent jobs citing QA 88 148 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.39% 7.16% 3.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.32% 62.18% 38.41%
Number of salaries quoted 85 125 43
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £49,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £39,600 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +4.21%
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
190 238 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 9.47% 11.52% 9.11%
Number of salaries quoted 156 202 111
Average salary £35,250 £38,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.44% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 7 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 95 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (33.03%) Degree
3 69 (31.22%) Java
4 68 (30.77%) Finance
5 67 (30.32%) Software Engineering
6 52 (23.53%) ISEB
7 49 (22.17%) Scrum
8 44 (19.91%) SQL
9 41 (18.55%) Test Automation
10 39 (17.65%) Banking
11 34 (15.38%) Open Source
12 33 (14.93%) Software Testing
12 33 (14.93%) ISTQB
13 30 (13.57%) Automated Testing
14 28 (12.67%) SQL Server
15 27 (12.22%) C#
15 27 (12.22%) Retail
16 26 (11.76%) Google
16 26 (11.76%) Computer Science
16 26 (11.76%) Selenium
16 26 (11.76%) JavaScript
17 25 (11.31%) Oracle
17 25 (11.31%) Unit Testing
18 23 (10.41%) Identity Management
18 23 (10.41%) Product Management
18 23 (10.41%) ForgeRock
19 22 (9.95%) Facebook
19 22 (9.95%) .NET
19 22 (9.95%) HTML
20 21 (9.50%) Aerospace

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (4.98%) WebSphere
1 11 (4.98%) JBoss
1 11 (4.98%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.26%) CMS
3 4 (1.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.90%) Node.js
4 2 (0.90%) Apache
4 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.36%) MS Project
3 3 (1.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) RoboHelp
3 3 (1.36%) XMetaL
4 2 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.26%) IMAP
2 1 (0.45%) VLAN
2 1 (0.45%) ATM
2 1 (0.45%) LAN
2 1 (0.45%) WAN
2 1 (0.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) Wireless
2 1 (0.45%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.98%) MySQL
3 6 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.81%) SQLite
5 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.45%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (11.76%) Selenium
2 16 (7.24%) JIRA
3 13 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.43%) Eclipse
5 11 (4.98%) Eclipse RCP
6 9 (4.07%) Cucumber
7 7 (3.17%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.26%) JUnit
9 5 (2.26%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (1.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (1.81%) JBehave
10 4 (1.81%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.81%) Xcode
11 3 (1.36%) Subversion
11 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.90%) Calabash
13 1 (0.45%) MSI
13 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 68 (30.77%) Finance
2 39 (17.65%) Banking
3 27 (12.22%) Retail
4 21 (9.50%) Aerospace
5 17 (7.69%) Law
6 10 (4.52%) Telecoms
7 9 (4.07%) French Language
8 5 (2.26%) Marketing
8 5 (2.26%) Legal
9 4 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.90%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.45%) Electronics
12 1 (0.45%) Games
12 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (23.08%) Analyst
2 37 (16.74%) QA Engineer
3 36 (16.29%) Test Analyst
4 32 (14.48%) Test Engineer
5 30 (13.57%) Test Manager
6 27 (12.22%) Software Engineer
7 24 (10.86%) Developer
8 15 (6.79%) QA Manager
9 14 (6.33%) Junior
9 14 (6.33%) Test Leader
10 12 (5.43%) Tester
10 12 (5.43%) Junior Software Engineer
11 11 (4.98%) QA Analyst
12 10 (4.52%) Graduate
12 10 (4.52%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (4.07%) Java Software Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) Junior Java Software Engineer
13 9 (4.07%) Project Manager
13 9 (4.07%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.95%) .NET
1 22 (9.95%) HTML
2 13 (5.88%) Web Services
3 12 (5.43%) XML
4 11 (4.98%) Spring
4 11 (4.98%) GWT
4 11 (4.98%) SWT
4 11 (4.98%) Middleware
4 11 (4.98%) Struts
5 9 (4.07%) MyBatis
6 8 (3.62%) CSS
6 8 (3.62%) SOAP
7 6 (2.71%) iOS SDK
8 5 (2.26%) JSON
8 5 (2.26%) XSD
8 5 (2.26%) RESTful
9 4 (1.81%) Cocoa Touch
9 4 (1.81%) UIKit
9 4 (1.81%) PhoneGap
9 4 (1.81%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.38%) Open Source
2 26 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 17 (7.69%) Xbox
4 16 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.33%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.07%) Data Structures
7 7 (3.17%) iPhone
7 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.17%) User Experience
7 7 (3.17%) iPad
8 6 (2.71%) Wiki
9 4 (1.81%) Social Media
9 4 (1.81%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.81%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.45%) SCORM
12 1 (0.45%) Statistics
12 1 (0.45%) Learning Management System
12 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.60%) Windows
2 18 (8.14%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.88%) Android
3 13 (5.88%) UNIX
4 7 (3.17%) Linux
5 3 (1.36%) CentOS
5 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (30.32%) Software Engineering
3 49 (22.17%) Scrum
4 41 (18.55%) Test Automation
5 33 (14.93%) Software Testing
6 30 (13.57%) Automated Testing
7 25 (11.31%) Unit Testing
8 23 (10.41%) Identity Management
8 23 (10.41%) Product Management
9 21 (9.50%) Test Scripting
9 21 (9.50%) Manual Testing
10 19 (8.60%) Test Strategy
11 18 (8.14%) TDD
12 17 (7.69%) BDD
13 16 (7.24%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (6.33%) Software Delivery
14 14 (6.33%) Automation Testing
15 13 (5.88%) Mentoring
15 13 (5.88%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (31.22%) Java
2 44 (19.91%) SQL
3 27 (12.22%) C#
4 26 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.88%) C++
6 12 (5.43%) Python
7 9 (4.07%) Objective-C
8 8 (3.62%) Ruby
9 7 (3.17%) C
9 7 (3.17%) PHP
10 3 (1.36%) VBScript
10 3 (1.36%) VB
11 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.45%) Perl
12 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.45%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.45%) R
12 1 (0.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 73 (33.03%) Degree
2 52 (23.53%) ISEB
3 33 (14.93%) ISTQB
4 19 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) SCCM
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (11.76%) Google
2 25 (11.31%) Oracle
3 23 (10.41%) ForgeRock
4 22 (9.95%) Facebook
5 13 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.26%) Apple
7 4 (1.81%) Netbiscuits
7 4 (1.81%) Kony
7 4 (1.81%) Appcelerator
7 4 (1.81%) Sencha
7 4 (1.81%) Volantis
7 4 (1.81%) VMware
8 2 (0.90%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.90%) SAP
8 2 (0.90%) Zend
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco
9 1 (0.45%) Kenexa
Bristol, Somerset
Sanderson Recruitment Plc
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 40k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + discretionary relocation
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + discretionary relocation
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Zion Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Zion Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Zion Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £38k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 22 days ago