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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 33 58
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 94 114 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.80% 5.95% 3.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.67% 56.44% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 88 99 57
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £18,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £43,000
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
163 202 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 8.33% 10.54% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 131 175 127
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 88 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (41.09%) Java
3 73 (36.14%) Software Engineering
4 72 (35.64%) Degree
5 51 (25.25%) Finance
6 48 (23.76%) Test Automation
7 46 (22.77%) SQL
8 39 (19.31%) Open Source
9 35 (17.33%) Product Management
10 34 (16.83%) Scrum
10 34 (16.83%) ISEB
11 30 (14.85%) Oracle
11 30 (14.85%) Google
12 29 (14.36%) Automated Testing
13 28 (13.86%) Computer Science
14 26 (12.87%) Identity Management
14 26 (12.87%) JavaScript
15 25 (12.38%) HTML
16 24 (11.88%) SQL Server
16 24 (11.88%) Test Scripting
16 24 (11.88%) Facebook
16 24 (11.88%) ForgeRock
17 23 (11.39%) Unit Testing
17 23 (11.39%) C#
17 23 (11.39%) Windows
18 22 (10.89%) ISTQB
19 20 (9.90%) Web Services
19 20 (9.90%) Banking
20 19 (9.41%) Software Testing
20 19 (9.41%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (7.43%) WebLogic
1 15 (7.43%) JBoss
1 15 (7.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.49%) CMS
4 2 (0.99%) Liferay
4 2 (0.99%) Node.js
4 2 (0.99%) Apache
4 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.99%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.99%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) RoboHelp
3 2 (0.99%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.49%) SaaS
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) IMAP
3 1 (0.50%) NAS
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
3 1 (0.50%) VLAN
3 1 (0.50%) ATM
3 1 (0.50%) LAN
3 1 (0.50%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.45%) MySQL
3 6 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.97%) SQLite
4 5 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.50%) Big Data
7 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 19 (9.41%) Selenium
2 14 (6.93%) JIRA
3 13 (6.44%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.44%) Eclipse
3 13 (6.44%) Eclipse RCP
4 9 (4.46%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.96%) JUnit
6 6 (2.97%) Xcode
6 6 (2.97%) HP UFT
6 6 (2.97%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 5 (2.48%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.48%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.98%) JBehave
8 4 (1.98%) Maven
8 4 (1.98%) TestNG
9 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.99%) Subversion
10 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.99%) Calabash
10 2 (0.99%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (25.25%) Finance
2 20 (9.90%) Banking
3 17 (8.42%) Law
4 7 (3.47%) Marketing
5 6 (2.97%) French Language
5 6 (2.97%) Retail
6 5 (2.48%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.98%) Legal
7 4 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.49%) Billing
9 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (23.76%) Analyst
2 42 (20.79%) QA Engineer
3 40 (19.80%) Test Analyst
4 38 (18.81%) Test Engineer
5 29 (14.36%) Developer
6 28 (13.86%) Software Engineer
7 21 (10.40%) Test Manager
8 19 (9.41%) Tester
9 15 (7.43%) QA Analyst
9 15 (7.43%) Test Leader
10 10 (4.95%) Automation Analyst
10 10 (4.95%) Junior Software Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (4.95%) Junior
10 10 (4.95%) Graduate
10 10 (4.95%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) iOS Developer
12 7 (3.47%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.47%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.38%) HTML
2 20 (9.90%) Web Services
3 15 (7.43%) .NET
4 13 (6.44%) Struts
4 13 (6.44%) SWT
4 13 (6.44%) GWT
5 12 (5.94%) SOAP
5 12 (5.94%) Middleware
6 10 (4.95%) Spring
7 9 (4.46%) XML
7 9 (4.46%) RESTful
8 8 (3.96%) REST
9 7 (3.47%) CSS
9 7 (3.47%) iOS SDK
10 6 (2.97%) Sencha Touch
10 6 (2.97%) Cocoa Touch
10 6 (2.97%) UIKit
10 6 (2.97%) MyBatis
10 6 (2.97%) Cocoa
10 6 (2.97%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.86%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.43%) Xbox
3 14 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.94%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.46%) iPhone
5 9 (4.46%) iPad
6 7 (3.47%) User Experience
7 6 (2.97%) Social Media
7 6 (2.97%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (2.97%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.99%) Wiki
11 1 (0.50%) Replication
11 1 (0.50%) Clustering
11 1 (0.50%) Derivative
11 1 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.39%) Windows
2 19 (9.41%) UNIX
3 17 (8.42%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.95%) Linux
5 8 (3.96%) Android
6 3 (1.49%) CentOS
6 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.49%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.50%) Debian
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (43.56%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (36.14%) Software Engineering
3 48 (23.76%) Test Automation
4 39 (19.31%) Open Source
5 35 (17.33%) Product Management
6 34 (16.83%) Scrum
7 29 (14.36%) Automated Testing
8 26 (12.87%) Identity Management
9 24 (11.88%) Test Scripting
10 23 (11.39%) Unit Testing
11 19 (9.41%) Manual Testing
11 19 (9.41%) Test Strategy
11 19 (9.41%) Software Testing
12 18 (8.91%) TDD
13 17 (8.42%) Software Delivery
14 16 (7.92%) BDD
15 15 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (6.93%) Mentoring
17 13 (6.44%) Automation Testing
17 13 (6.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (41.09%) Java
2 46 (22.77%) SQL
3 26 (12.87%) JavaScript
4 23 (11.39%) C#
5 15 (7.43%) C++
5 15 (7.43%) Python
6 12 (5.94%) C
7 11 (5.45%) Objective-C
7 11 (5.45%) Ruby
8 8 (3.96%) VBScript
9 7 (3.47%) PHP
10 4 (1.98%) Perl
11 3 (1.49%) VB
11 3 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.49%) Tcl
11 3 (1.49%) Groovy
12 1 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (35.64%) Degree
2 34 (16.83%) ISEB
3 22 (10.89%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.99%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) SCCM
1 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (14.85%) Oracle
1 30 (14.85%) Google
2 24 (11.88%) Facebook
2 24 (11.88%) ForgeRock
3 9 (4.46%) VMware
4 8 (3.96%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.47%) Apple
6 6 (2.97%) Netbiscuits
6 6 (2.97%) Kony
6 6 (2.97%) Sencha
6 6 (2.97%) Appcelerator
6 6 (2.97%) Volantis
7 2 (0.99%) Sybase
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco
8 1 (0.50%) Citrix
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) Zend
8 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Creditcall
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Computer Futures - South West
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Computer Futures - South West
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Zone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, South West, United Kingdom
Zone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago