The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Cheltenham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.07% 0.86% 4.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.79% 15.38% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 11
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £37,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,900 £37,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
47 13 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.66% 5.58% 12.09%
Number of salaries quoted 32 13 41
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,475 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
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QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

QA
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cheltenham region.

QA Salary Trend in Cheltenham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 6 (31.58%) C#
1 6 (31.58%) PHP
2 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
3 4 (21.05%) Web Development
3 4 (21.05%) C
3 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Android
4 3 (15.79%) Symfony
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) Laravel
4 3 (15.79%) Android Development
4 3 (15.79%) iOS Development
4 3 (15.79%) Adobe
4 3 (15.79%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) Flash
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) MySQL
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) WATIR
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) FileMaker
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) WATIR
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) Ranorex
2 2 (10.53%) WatiN
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
2 2 (10.53%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
2 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
3 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Symfony
1 3 (15.79%) jQuery
1 3 (15.79%) Laravel
1 3 (15.79%) Flash
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) Ajax
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Web Development
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Android Development
3 3 (15.79%) iOS Development
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) OOP
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.26%) V-Model
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
1 6 (31.58%) PHP
2 4 (21.05%) C
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) ActionScript
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CITP
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Adobe
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle