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 23 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 Cheltenham region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.35% 1.42% 1.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.86% 18.75% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 6
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -31.03%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
35 16 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 12.15% 7.55% 11.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 39
Average salary £51,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £44,800 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Gloucestershire

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 23 July 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 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 4 (28.57%) C
3 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
3 3 (21.43%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Ranorex
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (14.29%) WatiN
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) WATIR
4 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (21.43%) JMeter
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) Ranorex
3 2 (14.29%) WATIR
3 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
3 2 (14.29%) WatiN
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
1 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
1 3 (21.43%) Tester
1 3 (21.43%) QA Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Development Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Tester
3 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
2 3 (21.43%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
2 4 (28.57%) C
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft