The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.92% 1.74% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.62% 18.52% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 6
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £37,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £47,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Gloucestershire

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 Cheltenham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
26 27 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.54% 9.38% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 25 22 22
Average salary £42,500 £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.08% +43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £33,000 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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

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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
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (9.09%) MVC
7 1 (9.09%) MongoDB

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Coaching
7 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (9.09%) MVC
7 1 (9.09%) OO
7 1 (9.09%) CRM
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
1 4 (36.36%) Juniper
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft