The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 59 82
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 105 67 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 5.66% 4.12% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.40% 40.61% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 93 59 34
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,100 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
193 165 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 10.40% 10.15% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 163 131 102
Average salary £38,250 £38,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.64% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £23,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £56,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South West

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 11 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bristol

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (39.57%) Degree
2 92 (39.15%) Java
3 78 (33.19%) Software Engineering
4 65 (27.66%) SQL
5 63 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (25.11%) Finance
7 46 (19.57%) Test Scripting
8 45 (19.15%) Unit Testing
8 45 (19.15%) Computer Science
9 44 (18.72%) Automated Testing
9 44 (18.72%) Software Testing
10 39 (16.60%) Test Strategy
11 36 (15.32%) ISEB
11 36 (15.32%) Scrum
12 35 (14.89%) HTML
13 34 (14.47%) C#
13 34 (14.47%) Windows
14 32 (13.62%) Selenium
14 32 (13.62%) Test Automation
15 30 (12.77%) JavaScript
16 27 (11.49%) Banking
17 26 (11.06%) Waterfall
18 25 (10.64%) Mobile App
18 25 (10.64%) Manual Testing
18 25 (10.64%) E-Commerce
19 24 (10.21%) SQL Server
20 22 (9.36%) User Acceptance Testing
21 21 (8.94%) Oracle
22 20 (8.51%) JBoss
22 20 (8.51%) System Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 19 (8.09%) WebLogic
1 19 (8.09%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.70%) IIS
3 4 (1.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.43%) WordPress
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.40%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.40%) SaaS
2 4 (1.70%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.83%) Internet
2 8 (3.40%) HTTP
3 5 (2.13%) LDAP
3 5 (2.13%) SMS
4 3 (1.28%) DNS
4 3 (1.28%) X.509
5 2 (0.85%) SAN
5 2 (0.85%) Intranet
5 2 (0.85%) DHCP
5 2 (0.85%) NAS
5 2 (0.85%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) SSL
6 1 (0.43%) IPv4
6 1 (0.43%) UMTS
6 1 (0.43%) WCDMA
6 1 (0.43%) GPRS
6 1 (0.43%) GSM
6 1 (0.43%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.98%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.55%) Big Data
6 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.13%) DataStage
7 4 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.70%) Spotfire
7 4 (1.70%) QlikView
8 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (13.62%) Selenium
2 19 (8.09%) Eclipse
3 18 (7.66%) Cucumber
4 17 (7.23%) Eclipse RCP
5 13 (5.53%) JUnit
6 10 (4.26%) FitNesse
7 9 (3.83%) JBehave
8 8 (3.40%) JMeter
8 8 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (3.40%) LoadRunner
9 7 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.98%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.55%) Git (software)
11 4 (1.70%) WATIR
11 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.70%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.70%) Ranorex
12 3 (1.28%) WatiN
12 3 (1.28%) Subversion
12 3 (1.28%) Maven
General
1 59 (25.11%) Finance
2 27 (11.49%) Banking
3 19 (8.09%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.23%) French Language
5 13 (5.53%) Retail
6 10 (4.26%) Legal
7 9 (3.83%) Marketing
8 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 5 (2.13%) Automotive
9 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 54 (22.98%) Analyst
2 41 (17.45%) Tester
3 39 (16.60%) Software Engineer
4 37 (15.74%) Test Analyst
5 35 (14.89%) Developer
6 27 (11.49%) Test Engineer
7 26 (11.06%) QA Engineer
8 21 (8.94%) Junior
9 19 (8.09%) QA Tester
10 18 (7.66%) QA Analyst
10 18 (7.66%) Graduate
10 18 (7.66%) Java Software Engineer
11 17 (7.23%) Junior Software Engineer
11 17 (7.23%) Junior Java Software Engineer
12 15 (6.38%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 15 (6.38%) Senior Tester
13 13 (5.53%) Software Developer
14 12 (5.11%) Software Tester
14 12 (5.11%) QA Test Analyst
15 11 (4.68%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.89%) HTML
2 17 (7.23%) Struts
2 17 (7.23%) SWT
2 17 (7.23%) GWT
3 14 (5.96%) .NET
3 14 (5.96%) Middleware
4 13 (5.53%) HTML5
5 10 (4.26%) XML
5 10 (4.26%) CSS
6 9 (3.83%) Web Services
6 9 (3.83%) Silverlight
7 8 (3.40%) Spring
8 7 (2.98%) MyBatis
9 5 (2.13%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (2.13%) Flash
9 5 (2.13%) iOS SDK
9 5 (2.13%) Java EE
10 4 (1.70%) COM
10 4 (1.70%) JSON
10 4 (1.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.15%) Computer Science
2 25 (10.64%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.38%) Open Source
4 9 (3.83%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.70%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.28%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.85%) W3C
9 2 (0.85%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.85%) Xbox
10 1 (0.43%) Replication
10 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.47%) Windows
2 19 (8.09%) UNIX
3 11 (4.68%) Android
3 11 (4.68%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.26%) Linux
5 4 (1.70%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.70%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (33.19%) Software Engineering
2 63 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.57%) Test Scripting
4 45 (19.15%) Unit Testing
5 44 (18.72%) Software Testing
5 44 (18.72%) Automated Testing
6 39 (16.60%) Test Strategy
7 36 (15.32%) Scrum
8 32 (13.62%) Test Automation
9 26 (11.06%) Waterfall
10 25 (10.64%) Manual Testing
10 25 (10.64%) E-Commerce
11 22 (9.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (8.51%) System Testing
12 20 (8.51%) Automation Testing
13 19 (8.09%) Problem Management
14 17 (7.23%) Project Management
15 16 (6.81%) Integration Testing
16 15 (6.38%) Test Management
17 13 (5.53%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (39.15%) Java
2 65 (27.66%) SQL
3 34 (14.47%) C#
4 30 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.09%) Python
5 19 (8.09%) Ruby
6 17 (7.23%) Perl
7 14 (5.96%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.26%) C++
9 6 (2.55%) VB
10 4 (1.70%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.70%) C
10 4 (1.70%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.70%) PHP
10 4 (1.70%) VB6
11 3 (1.28%) VBScript
11 3 (1.28%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.43%) XAML
12 1 (0.43%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 93 (39.57%) Degree
2 36 (15.32%) ISEB
3 12 (5.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (2.98%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.85%) HND
6 1 (0.43%) HNC
6 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) CRISC
6 1 (0.43%) CISA
6 1 (0.43%) CISM
6 1 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.43%) MCTS
6 1 (0.43%) CISSP
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.28%) Puppet
1 3 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.85%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (8.94%) Oracle
2 20 (8.51%) JBoss
3 13 (5.53%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.83%) HP
4 9 (3.83%) MicroStrategy
5 5 (2.13%) Telerik
5 5 (2.13%) Cognos
5 5 (2.13%) Informatica
6 4 (1.70%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.70%) SAP
6 4 (1.70%) Tableau
7 3 (1.28%) Google
8 2 (0.85%) Facebook
8 2 (0.85%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.85%) VMware
8 2 (0.85%) Sybase
9 1 (0.43%) IBM
9 1 (0.43%) Compuware
9 1 (0.43%) Empirix
9 1 (0.43%) Red Gate
Bristol, Avon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hudson - London
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Salary Package Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + final salary pension
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35 - £40 per annum + benifit
Posted: 26 days ago