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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.42% 0.37% 1.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 5.00% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 3
Average salary £41,250 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £32,500 £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
57 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.43% 7.41% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 53 18 10
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

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 28 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (56.67%) Java
2 16 (53.33%) C#
2 16 (53.33%) TDD
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 11 (36.67%) OO
4 10 (33.33%) .NET
4 10 (33.33%) MySQL
4 10 (33.33%) C++
4 10 (33.33%) Web Services
5 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 9 (30.00%) BDD
6 8 (26.67%) SDLC
6 8 (26.67%) OOP
6 8 (26.67%) C
6 8 (26.67%) Spring
6 8 (26.67%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (20.00%) XML
7 6 (20.00%) J2EE
7 6 (20.00%) Java EE
7 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) SOAP
9 4 (13.33%) UML
9 4 (13.33%) JSP
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.33%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) MySQL
2 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Trainer
2 8 (26.67%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Tester
4 6 (20.00%) Manual Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Java Programmer
5 4 (13.33%) Programmer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.33%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Web Services
1 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) Spring
3 6 (20.00%) J2EE
3 6 (20.00%) XML
3 6 (20.00%) Java EE
4 5 (16.67%) SOAP
5 4 (13.33%) REST
5 4 (13.33%) JSP
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (10.00%) WSDL
6 3 (10.00%) XML Schema
7 2 (6.67%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) TDD
2 11 (36.67%) OO
2 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) BDD
4 8 (26.67%) SDLC
4 8 (26.67%) OOP
5 6 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) UML
7 4 (13.33%) MVC
7 4 (13.33%) Cyber Security
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
8 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Wealth Management
9 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Java
2 16 (53.33%) C#
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 10 (33.33%) C++
5 8 (26.67%) C
6 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
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