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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.69% 2.69% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 25.00% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 6
Average salary £40,500 £28,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.64% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
21 20 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.12% 10.75% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 25
Average salary £40,500 £51,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.97% +28.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 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 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) Coaching
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) People Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Perl

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
3 1 (8.33%) WATIR
3 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (8.33%) WatiN
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
1 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 4 (33.33%) Coaching
3 3 (25.00%) People Management
3 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) PHP
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix
1 2 (16.67%) Juniper