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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 39 40 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.86% 4.15% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 48.57% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 4
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +41.59%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
20 35 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.10% 8.54% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 9
Median salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,200 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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 22 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) MySQL
3 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
4 6 (26.09%) MariaDB
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
4 6 (26.09%) XML
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Back Office
4 6 (26.09%) XML Messaging
4 6 (26.09%) Debian
4 6 (26.09%) Security Hardening
4 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
6 4 (17.39%) SOAP
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) C#
7 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) Unix
7 3 (13.04%) SLA
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma

QA
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 (4.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) MySQL
2 6 (26.09%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) XML
1 6 (26.09%) XML Messaging
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) CESG
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Debian
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Functional Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) Security Hardening
3 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Go
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PHP 5
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Zend