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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 28 57
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 84 133 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.46% 6.71% 3.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.22% 60.73% 42.59%
Number of salaries quoted 82 111 52
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £52,500 £48,175
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
164 219 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 8.70% 11.05% 9.38%
Number of salaries quoted 133 187 113
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 £26,400 £21,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 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 92 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (34.29%) Degree
2 72 (34.29%) Java
3 65 (30.95%) Finance
3 65 (30.95%) Software Engineering
4 54 (25.71%) ISEB
5 48 (22.86%) Scrum
6 47 (22.38%) SQL
7 42 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 37 (17.62%) ISTQB
9 35 (16.67%) Banking
10 33 (15.71%) Software Testing
11 29 (13.81%) Computer Science
11 29 (13.81%) JavaScript
11 29 (13.81%) Open Source
12 28 (13.33%) Oracle
13 27 (12.86%) HTML
13 27 (12.86%) Unit Testing
13 27 (12.86%) Google
14 26 (12.38%) Automated Testing
14 26 (12.38%) SQL Server
15 24 (11.43%) C#
16 23 (10.95%) Identity Management
16 23 (10.95%) Selenium
16 23 (10.95%) Product Management
16 23 (10.95%) ForgeRock
17 22 (10.48%) Retail
18 21 (10.00%) Test Scripting
18 21 (10.00%) Windows
18 21 (10.00%) Facebook

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 15 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 15 (7.14%) JBoss
1 15 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (0.95%) Node.js
4 2 (0.95%) IIS
4 2 (0.95%) Apache
4 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.48%) Liferay
5 1 (0.48%) Drupal
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.43%) RoboHelp
3 3 (1.43%) XMetaL
4 2 (0.95%) MS Project
4 2 (0.95%) MS Office
4 2 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.38%) IMAP
2 1 (0.48%) Wireless
2 1 (0.48%) Firewall
2 1 (0.48%) ATM
2 1 (0.48%) LAN
2 1 (0.48%) WAN
2 1 (0.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.48%) VLAN
2 1 (0.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.24%) MySQL
3 6 (2.86%) SQLite
3 6 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.48%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.48%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (10.95%) Selenium
2 15 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
2 15 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 13 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.19%) JIRA
4 9 (4.29%) Cucumber
5 7 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 6 (2.86%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 6 (2.86%) Xcode
7 5 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (1.90%) JBehave
8 4 (1.90%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.90%) JUnit
9 3 (1.43%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.95%) Calabash
10 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.95%) Subversion
11 1 (0.48%) MSI
11 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 65 (30.95%) Finance
2 35 (16.67%) Banking
3 22 (10.48%) Retail
4 19 (9.05%) Aerospace
5 17 (8.10%) Law
6 9 (4.29%) French Language
7 7 (3.33%) Marketing
8 5 (2.38%) Legal
9 4 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.48%) Electronics
11 1 (0.48%) Games
11 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (23.33%) Analyst
2 41 (19.52%) Test Analyst
3 36 (17.14%) QA Engineer
4 33 (15.71%) Test Engineer
5 28 (13.33%) Test Manager
6 27 (12.86%) Software Engineer
7 24 (11.43%) Developer
8 18 (8.57%) Tester
9 14 (6.67%) Junior
9 14 (6.67%) Test Leader
10 13 (6.19%) Junior Software Engineer
10 13 (6.19%) QA Analyst
11 10 (4.76%) QA Manager
12 9 (4.29%) Graduate
12 9 (4.29%) Junior Java Software Engineer
12 9 (4.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 9 (4.29%) Java Software Engineer
13 8 (3.81%) iOS Developer
13 8 (3.81%) Project Manager
14 7 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.86%) HTML
2 18 (8.57%) .NET
3 15 (7.14%) Struts
3 15 (7.14%) GWT
3 15 (7.14%) SWT
4 13 (6.19%) Web Services
5 12 (5.71%) Spring
5 12 (5.71%) XML
6 11 (5.24%) SOAP
6 11 (5.24%) Middleware
7 9 (4.29%) MyBatis
8 7 (3.33%) CSS
8 7 (3.33%) iOS SDK
8 7 (3.33%) REST
9 6 (2.86%) PhoneGap
9 6 (2.86%) Sencha Touch
9 6 (2.86%) Cocoa Touch
9 6 (2.86%) UIKit
9 6 (2.86%) jQuery
9 6 (2.86%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.81%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.62%) Xbox
3 12 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.29%) iPhone
4 9 (4.29%) iPad
5 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.33%) User Experience
6 6 (2.86%) Social Media
6 6 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.43%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.95%) Wiki
9 1 (0.48%) SCORM
9 1 (0.48%) Derivative
9 1 (0.48%) Statistics
9 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.48%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.00%) Windows
2 18 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 15 (7.14%) UNIX
4 9 (4.29%) Android
5 8 (3.81%) Linux
6 3 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.43%) CentOS
6 3 (1.43%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.48%) Debian
7 1 (0.48%) AIX
7 1 (0.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.95%) Software Engineering
3 48 (22.86%) Scrum
4 42 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 33 (15.71%) Software Testing
6 29 (13.81%) Open Source
7 27 (12.86%) Unit Testing
8 26 (12.38%) Automated Testing
9 23 (10.95%) Identity Management
9 23 (10.95%) Product Management
10 21 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 20 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 19 (9.05%) Test Strategy
13 15 (7.14%) BDD
14 14 (6.67%) TDD
14 14 (6.67%) Software Delivery
14 14 (6.67%) SDLC
15 13 (6.19%) Mentoring
15 13 (6.19%) Test Management
16 12 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.29%) Java
2 47 (22.38%) SQL
3 29 (13.81%) JavaScript
4 24 (11.43%) C#
5 14 (6.67%) C++
6 12 (5.71%) C
6 12 (5.71%) Python
7 11 (5.24%) Objective-C
8 8 (3.81%) PHP
9 7 (3.33%) VBScript
9 7 (3.33%) Ruby
10 3 (1.43%) VB
10 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) R
11 1 (0.48%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (34.29%) Degree
2 54 (25.71%) ISEB
3 37 (17.62%) ISTQB
4 17 (8.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) SCCM
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (13.33%) Oracle
2 27 (12.86%) Google
3 23 (10.95%) ForgeRock
4 21 (10.00%) Facebook
5 10 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.81%) VMware
7 7 (3.33%) Apple
8 6 (2.86%) Appcelerator
8 6 (2.86%) Sencha
8 6 (2.86%) Netbiscuits
8 6 (2.86%) Kony
8 6 (2.86%) Volantis
9 2 (0.95%) Zend
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco
10 1 (0.48%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.48%) Kenexa
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