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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 81 60
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 86 42 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.80% 2.60% 3.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.25% 29.17% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 78 33 49
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £23,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £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
182 144 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.16% 8.93% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 155 112 164
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 93 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (39.30%) Degree
3 78 (38.81%) Java
4 66 (32.84%) Software Engineering
5 56 (27.86%) Finance
6 54 (26.87%) SQL
7 50 (24.88%) Computer Science
8 44 (21.89%) Unit Testing
9 36 (17.91%) Software Testing
9 36 (17.91%) Automated Testing
10 35 (17.41%) C#
10 35 (17.41%) HTML
11 32 (15.92%) Scrum
12 28 (13.93%) Banking
13 27 (13.43%) Test Strategy
14 25 (12.44%) Manual Testing
14 25 (12.44%) ISEB
14 25 (12.44%) JavaScript
15 24 (11.94%) SQL Server
16 23 (11.44%) Retail
16 23 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (10.95%) Mobile App
17 22 (10.95%) WebSphere
17 22 (10.95%) WebLogic
17 22 (10.95%) Windows
17 22 (10.95%) E-Commerce
18 21 (10.45%) Eclipse
18 21 (10.45%) Automation Testing
19 20 (9.95%) JBoss
19 20 (9.95%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 22 (10.95%) WebSphere
1 22 (10.95%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.00%) OpenROAD
2 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.00%) IIS
2 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
3 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.98%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.50%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.48%) Internet
2 5 (2.49%) LDAP
2 5 (2.49%) Intranet
3 4 (1.99%) HTTP
4 3 (1.49%) X.509
5 2 (1.00%) VPN
5 2 (1.00%) DNS
5 2 (1.00%) DHCP
5 2 (1.00%) SAN
5 2 (1.00%) NAS
6 1 (0.50%) IPv4
6 1 (0.50%) SSL
6 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.48%) DataStage
4 7 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.99%) Big Data
5 6 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.49%) QlikView
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.00%) HBase
9 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (10.45%) Eclipse
2 20 (9.95%) Selenium
3 16 (7.96%) Eclipse RCP
4 13 (6.47%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.47%) JUnit
6 10 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.48%) FitNesse
8 6 (2.99%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.49%) JBehave
9 5 (2.49%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.49%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.99%) JMeter
10 4 (1.99%) Calabash
11 3 (1.49%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.00%) Ant
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (1.00%) Android Studio
12 2 (1.00%) MSBuild
12 2 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
13 1 (0.50%) Mercurial
General
1 56 (27.86%) Finance
2 28 (13.93%) Banking
3 23 (11.44%) Retail
4 17 (8.46%) Telecoms
5 16 (7.96%) French Language
6 13 (6.47%) Marketing
7 6 (2.99%) Games
8 5 (2.49%) Legal
9 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.49%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.49%) Automotive
11 2 (1.00%) International Banking
11 2 (1.00%) Private Banking
11 2 (1.00%) Back Office
12 1 (0.50%) Electronics
12 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 43 (21.39%) Software Engineer
2 39 (19.40%) Tester
3 33 (16.42%) Developer
3 33 (16.42%) Analyst
4 25 (12.44%) Graduate
5 23 (11.44%) Junior
5 23 (11.44%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 18 (8.96%) QA Tester
6 18 (8.96%) Test Analyst
7 16 (7.96%) Java Software Engineer
7 16 (7.96%) Junior Software Engineer
7 16 (7.96%) Junior Java Software Engineer
8 15 (7.46%) Software Tester
9 12 (5.97%) Java Developer
10 11 (5.47%) Senior Developer
10 11 (5.47%) Software Developer
10 11 (5.47%) Test Engineer
11 10 (4.98%) QA Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) QA Analyst
13 8 (3.98%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.41%) HTML
2 18 (8.96%) Spring
3 16 (7.96%) SWT
3 16 (7.96%) GWT
3 16 (7.96%) Struts
3 16 (7.96%) .NET
3 16 (7.96%) MyBatis
4 15 (7.46%) CSS
5 8 (3.98%) Web Services
5 8 (3.98%) XML
6 7 (3.48%) Middleware
7 6 (2.99%) Silverlight
8 5 (2.49%) iOS SDK
8 5 (2.49%) JSON
9 4 (1.99%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.99%) COM
9 4 (1.99%) HTML5
9 4 (1.99%) RESTful
10 3 (1.49%) CSS3
10 3 (1.49%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.88%) Computer Science
2 23 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (10.95%) Mobile App
4 17 (8.46%) N-Tier
5 11 (5.47%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.48%) Open Source
7 4 (1.99%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.49%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.00%) Replication
9 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.50%) DTV
10 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.95%) Windows
2 14 (6.97%) UNIX
3 8 (3.98%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.98%) Android
4 7 (3.48%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.49%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.99%) Linux
7 3 (1.49%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (32.84%) Software Engineering
3 44 (21.89%) Unit Testing
4 36 (17.91%) Software Testing
4 36 (17.91%) Automated Testing
5 32 (15.92%) Scrum
6 27 (13.43%) Test Strategy
7 25 (12.44%) Manual Testing
8 22 (10.95%) E-Commerce
9 21 (10.45%) Automation Testing
10 20 (9.95%) Problem Management
11 18 (8.96%) Test Scripting
12 16 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (7.46%) Waterfall
13 15 (7.46%) User Stories
13 15 (7.46%) ETL
14 14 (6.97%) Business Analysis
14 14 (6.97%) Test Automation
15 13 (6.47%) Test Planning
15 13 (6.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (38.81%) Java
2 54 (26.87%) SQL
3 35 (17.41%) C#
4 25 (12.44%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.98%) C++
6 9 (4.48%) Python
6 9 (4.48%) Ruby
7 8 (3.98%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.48%) Perl
9 6 (2.99%) VB
10 4 (1.99%) VB6
10 4 (1.99%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.49%) C
12 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.00%) XAML
12 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.50%) VBScript
13 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 79 (39.30%) Degree
2 25 (12.44%) ISEB
3 12 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.49%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.99%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CRISC
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.50%) HNC
7 1 (0.50%) HND
7 1 (0.50%) CISA
7 1 (0.50%) CISM
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.00%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (9.95%) JBoss
1 20 (9.95%) Oracle
2 11 (5.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.48%) Informatica
4 6 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (2.99%) Sybase
4 6 (2.99%) SAP
5 5 (2.49%) Cognos
6 4 (1.99%) Telerik
7 3 (1.49%) Tableau
7 3 (1.49%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.00%) FrontRange
8 2 (1.00%) Unica
8 2 (1.00%) VMware
8 2 (1.00%) Teradata
8 2 (1.00%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.00%) Adobe
8 2 (1.00%) CA
8 2 (1.00%) Talend
8 2 (1.00%) Facebook
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Good Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago