The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.06% 6.00% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 40.91% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 1
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +38.46%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
28 44 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.20% 14.67% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22 42 29
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £31,500 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,274 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.44% +4.38%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheltenham region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (37.14%) C++
2 11 (31.43%) Java
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
5 8 (22.86%) C
5 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
6 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (20.00%) SDLC
6 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.00%) Degree
6 7 (20.00%) Python
6 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.14%) Data Management
7 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
7 6 (17.14%) Release Management
7 6 (17.14%) Android
7 6 (17.14%) Service Design
7 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 6 (17.14%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (17.14%) Big Data
8 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 5 (14.29%) Marketing
8 5 (14.29%) Finance
9 4 (11.43%) ISEB
9 4 (11.43%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Wireless
2 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Big Data
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Marketing
3 3 (8.57%) Games
4 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Military
5 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Software Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Test Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Tester
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) IT Assistant
5 3 (8.57%) IT Trainer
5 3 (8.57%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Trainer
5 3 (8.57%) Training Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Hardware Tester
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Security Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) COM+
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) WSDL
2 1 (2.86%) XML Messaging
2 1 (2.86%) XML Schema
2 1 (2.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Mathematics
2 3 (8.57%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (8.57%) Social Media
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (25.71%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (22.86%) Test Strategy
4 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 7 (20.00%) SDLC
4 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (17.14%) Data Management
5 6 (17.14%) Performance Engineering
5 6 (17.14%) Release Management
5 6 (17.14%) Service Design
5 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.43%) Coaching
7 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
8 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
8 3 (8.57%) Project Management
9 2 (5.71%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) C++
2 11 (31.43%) Java
3 8 (22.86%) C
4 7 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (20.00%) Python
5 4 (11.43%) SQL
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.71%) C#
7 2 (5.71%) Embedded C++
7 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.86%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) VB
8 1 (2.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB
3 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) EMC
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Rally