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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 94 46 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.18% 2.92% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.65% 31.51% 26.06%
Number of salaries quoted 89 36 37
Average salary £35,000 £38,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.49% +17.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £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
182 146 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.03% 9.28% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 162 110 128
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 94 (41.59%) Degree
2 92 (40.71%) Java
3 79 (34.96%) Software Engineering
4 61 (26.99%) SQL
5 60 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (26.11%) Finance
7 51 (22.57%) Computer Science
8 46 (20.35%) Unit Testing
9 43 (19.03%) Automated Testing
10 41 (18.14%) HTML
10 41 (18.14%) Scrum
11 40 (17.70%) Software Testing
12 36 (15.93%) C#
13 33 (14.60%) Test Strategy
14 31 (13.72%) Test Scripting
14 31 (13.72%) ISEB
15 30 (13.27%) JavaScript
16 28 (12.39%) Banking
17 25 (11.06%) Windows
17 25 (11.06%) E-Commerce
17 25 (11.06%) Manual Testing
18 24 (10.62%) Mobile App
18 24 (10.62%) Retail
18 24 (10.62%) Selenium
19 23 (10.18%) Automation Testing
19 23 (10.18%) Waterfall
20 22 (9.73%) Test Automation
21 21 (9.29%) SQL Server
21 21 (9.29%) WebLogic
21 21 (9.29%) WebSphere

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (9.29%) WebLogic
1 21 (9.29%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.77%) IIS
4 4 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.88%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.54%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.54%) SaaS
2 4 (1.77%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.42%) Internet
2 8 (3.54%) HTTP
3 5 (2.21%) LDAP
3 5 (2.21%) Intranet
4 4 (1.77%) SMS
5 3 (1.33%) X.509
6 2 (0.88%) NAS
6 2 (0.88%) DHCP
6 2 (0.88%) SAN
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
6 2 (0.88%) DNS
7 1 (0.44%) SSL
7 1 (0.44%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.54%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.65%) Big Data
6 5 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.21%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.21%) DataStage
7 4 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.77%) Spotfire
7 4 (1.77%) QlikView
8 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (10.62%) Selenium
2 20 (8.85%) Eclipse
3 16 (7.08%) Eclipse RCP
4 14 (6.19%) Cucumber
4 14 (6.19%) JUnit
5 10 (4.42%) FitNesse
5 10 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.10%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.65%) JBehave
7 6 (2.65%) JMeter
8 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.77%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.77%) Ranorex
10 3 (1.33%) Maven
11 2 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.88%) WATIR
11 2 (0.88%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.88%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.88%) Calabash
General
1 59 (26.11%) Finance
2 28 (12.39%) Banking
3 24 (10.62%) Retail
4 18 (7.96%) Telecoms
5 16 (7.08%) French Language
6 12 (5.31%) Marketing
7 11 (4.87%) Legal
8 6 (2.65%) Games
9 5 (2.21%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.77%) Automotive
11 3 (1.33%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.88%) International Banking
12 2 (0.88%) Back Office
13 1 (0.44%) Electronics
13 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 46 (20.35%) Tester
2 43 (19.03%) Software Engineer
3 42 (18.58%) Analyst
4 38 (16.81%) Developer
5 24 (10.62%) Test Analyst
6 23 (10.18%) Junior
6 23 (10.18%) Graduate
6 23 (10.18%) QA Tester
7 21 (9.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 19 (8.41%) Test Engineer
9 18 (7.96%) Software Tester
10 17 (7.52%) Java Software Engineer
11 16 (7.08%) Junior Java Software Engineer
11 16 (7.08%) QA Engineer
11 16 (7.08%) Junior Software Engineer
12 14 (6.19%) Senior Tester
13 13 (5.75%) Java Developer
14 12 (5.31%) QA Analyst
15 11 (4.87%) Team Leader
16 10 (4.42%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.14%) HTML
2 18 (7.96%) CSS
3 16 (7.08%) .NET
3 16 (7.08%) Struts
3 16 (7.08%) SWT
3 16 (7.08%) GWT
4 13 (5.75%) Spring
5 12 (5.31%) MyBatis
6 11 (4.87%) Web Services
7 10 (4.42%) HTML5
8 9 (3.98%) Silverlight
8 9 (3.98%) Middleware
9 8 (3.54%) XML
10 5 (2.21%) Flash
10 5 (2.21%) Java EE
10 5 (2.21%) JSON
10 5 (2.21%) iOS SDK
10 5 (2.21%) RESTful
10 5 (2.21%) Natural Language Processing
11 4 (1.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.57%) Computer Science
2 24 (10.62%) Mobile App
3 16 (7.08%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.19%) N-Tier
4 14 (6.19%) Open Source
5 5 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.77%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.33%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.33%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.88%) W3C
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
8 2 (0.88%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.88%) Xbox
9 1 (0.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.06%) Windows
2 16 (7.08%) UNIX
3 11 (4.87%) Android
3 11 (4.87%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.10%) Linux
4 7 (3.10%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.21%) Windows Phone
6 3 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (34.96%) Software Engineering
2 60 (26.55%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (20.35%) Unit Testing
4 43 (19.03%) Automated Testing
5 41 (18.14%) Scrum
6 40 (17.70%) Software Testing
7 33 (14.60%) Test Strategy
8 31 (13.72%) Test Scripting
9 25 (11.06%) Manual Testing
9 25 (11.06%) E-Commerce
10 23 (10.18%) Waterfall
10 23 (10.18%) Automation Testing
11 22 (9.73%) Test Automation
12 20 (8.85%) Problem Management
13 19 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (7.08%) Business Analysis
14 16 (7.08%) User Stories
15 15 (6.64%) System Testing
16 14 (6.19%) TDD
17 13 (5.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 92 (40.71%) Java
2 61 (26.99%) SQL
3 36 (15.93%) C#
4 30 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.08%) Python
5 16 (7.08%) Ruby
6 14 (6.19%) Perl
7 13 (5.75%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.42%) C++
9 6 (2.65%) VB
10 4 (1.77%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.77%) VB6
10 4 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.33%) C
12 2 (0.88%) XAML
12 2 (0.88%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.88%) PHP
13 1 (0.44%) VBScript
13 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 94 (41.59%) Degree
2 31 (13.72%) ISEB
3 12 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.65%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.44%) CISA
7 1 (0.44%) CISM
7 1 (0.44%) CISSP
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.44%) HNC
7 1 (0.44%) HND
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.77%) SLA
2 2 (0.88%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Puppet
1 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (8.85%) JBoss
2 18 (7.96%) Oracle
3 15 (6.64%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.98%) MicroStrategy
5 7 (3.10%) Telerik
6 5 (2.21%) Informatica
6 5 (2.21%) Cognos
6 5 (2.21%) Sybase
7 4 (1.77%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.77%) SAP
7 4 (1.77%) Birst
7 4 (1.77%) Tableau
8 3 (1.33%) Google
9 2 (0.88%) FrontRange
9 2 (0.88%) VMware
9 2 (0.88%) Facebook
9 2 (0.88%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.88%) CA
10 1 (0.44%) ION Trading
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