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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 108 104 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.63% 5.85% 4.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.54% 56.22% 45.25%
Number of salaries quoted 99 93 60
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
218 185 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 11.36% 10.40% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 186 163 128
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £22,800 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £60,000 £52,500
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 27 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (32.86%) Degree
3 65 (30.52%) Finance
4 64 (30.05%) Java
5 61 (28.64%) Software Engineering
6 53 (24.88%) ISEB
7 47 (22.07%) Scrum
8 40 (18.78%) SQL
9 39 (18.31%) Banking
10 35 (16.43%) Software Testing
11 33 (15.49%) Retail
12 32 (15.02%) ISTQB
12 32 (15.02%) Test Automation
13 31 (14.55%) SQL Server
14 30 (14.08%) Computer Science
14 30 (14.08%) Automated Testing
15 29 (13.62%) Open Source
16 28 (13.15%) JavaScript
16 28 (13.15%) HTML
17 27 (12.68%) .NET
18 26 (12.21%) C#
18 26 (12.21%) Unit Testing
19 24 (11.27%) Selenium
20 23 (10.80%) Aerospace
20 23 (10.80%) Mobile App
21 21 (9.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 21 (9.86%) Manual Testing
22 20 (9.39%) Test Scripting
22 20 (9.39%) Android
22 20 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (5.63%) CMS
2 11 (5.16%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.16%) WebLogic
2 11 (5.16%) JBoss
3 6 (2.82%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.88%) Node.js
5 3 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.94%) Apache
6 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (0.47%) Drupal
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.35%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.41%) MS Project
3 3 (1.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.41%) RoboHelp
3 3 (1.41%) XMetaL
3 3 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.35%) IMAP
2 3 (1.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) Wireless
3 1 (0.47%) VLAN
3 1 (0.47%) NAS
3 1 (0.47%) ATM
3 1 (0.47%) LAN
3 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.29%) MySQL
3 4 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (11.27%) Selenium
2 18 (8.45%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.57%) Eclipse
4 13 (6.10%) JIRA
5 10 (4.69%) Eclipse RCP
6 9 (4.23%) Subversion
7 8 (3.76%) JUnit
7 8 (3.76%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.29%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.82%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.88%) JBehave
10 4 (1.88%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.41%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (1.41%) Android Studio
11 3 (1.41%) Calabash
12 2 (0.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 65 (30.52%) Finance
2 39 (18.31%) Banking
3 33 (15.49%) Retail
4 23 (10.80%) Aerospace
5 14 (6.57%) Law
6 12 (5.63%) Telecoms
7 10 (4.69%) French Language
8 5 (2.35%) Games
8 5 (2.35%) Legal
9 4 (1.88%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.41%) Billing
11 2 (0.94%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.94%) Marketing
12 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.47%) Electronics
12 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (18.78%) Analyst
2 37 (17.37%) Developer
3 28 (13.15%) Test Analyst
3 28 (13.15%) QA Engineer
4 27 (12.68%) Test Manager
4 27 (12.68%) Software Engineer
5 26 (12.21%) Test Engineer
6 15 (7.04%) QA Manager
7 14 (6.57%) Graduate
7 14 (6.57%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) Test Leader
9 12 (5.63%) Junior
10 11 (5.16%) Tester
11 10 (4.69%) Java Software Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) Junior Java Software Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) Junior Software Engineer
12 9 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.23%) Consultant
12 9 (4.23%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.15%) HTML
2 27 (12.68%) .NET
3 16 (7.51%) Web Services
3 16 (7.51%) XML
4 15 (7.04%) CSS
5 13 (6.10%) Middleware
5 13 (6.10%) Spring
5 13 (6.10%) RESTful
6 11 (5.16%) JSON
7 10 (4.69%) GWT
7 10 (4.69%) SWT
7 10 (4.69%) Struts
7 10 (4.69%) MyBatis
8 9 (4.23%) HTML5
9 5 (2.35%) SOAP
9 5 (2.35%) XSD
10 4 (1.88%) iOS SDK
10 4 (1.88%) CSS3
10 4 (1.88%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.08%) Computer Science
2 29 (13.62%) Open Source
3 23 (10.80%) Mobile App
4 18 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.04%) Xbox
6 9 (4.23%) Data Structures
6 9 (4.23%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.76%) iPad
7 8 (3.76%) iPhone
8 7 (3.29%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.82%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.82%) Wiki
10 5 (2.35%) User Experience
11 4 (1.88%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
13 1 (0.47%) Statistics
13 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.39%) Windows
1 20 (9.39%) Android
2 16 (7.51%) Apple iOS
3 12 (5.63%) UNIX
4 8 (3.76%) Windows Phone
5 6 (2.82%) Linux
5 6 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.41%) CentOS
7 2 (0.94%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (44.60%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (28.64%) Software Engineering
3 47 (22.07%) Scrum
4 35 (16.43%) Software Testing
5 32 (15.02%) Test Automation
6 30 (14.08%) Automated Testing
7 26 (12.21%) Unit Testing
8 21 (9.86%) Manual Testing
9 20 (9.39%) Test Scripting
9 20 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (9.39%) TDD
10 18 (8.45%) Identity Management
10 18 (8.45%) Product Management
10 18 (8.45%) Test Strategy
11 17 (7.98%) BDD
12 16 (7.51%) OO
13 14 (6.57%) Automation Testing
14 13 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (5.16%) ITIL
15 11 (5.16%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (30.05%) Java
2 40 (18.78%) SQL
3 28 (13.15%) JavaScript
4 26 (12.21%) C#
5 11 (5.16%) C++
6 8 (3.76%) PHP
7 6 (2.82%) Python
7 6 (2.82%) Objective-C
7 6 (2.82%) Ruby
7 6 (2.82%) C
8 2 (0.94%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.47%) Perl
9 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.47%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.47%) Golang
Qualifications
1 70 (32.86%) Degree
2 53 (24.88%) ISEB
3 32 (15.02%) ISTQB
4 21 (9.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) SCCM
1 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (9.39%) Oracle
2 18 (8.45%) ForgeRock
3 17 (7.98%) Google
3 17 (7.98%) Facebook
4 12 (5.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.94%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.94%) SAP
5 2 (0.94%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.47%) Kenexa
6 1 (0.47%) New Relic
6 1 (0.47%) Zend
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco
6 1 (0.47%) Sybase
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix
6 1 (0.47%) Apple
6 1 (0.47%) VMware
6 1 (0.47%) ION Trading
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Holidays
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, BRIST, GB
RBS
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago