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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 56 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.54% 1.47% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.42% 42.86% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 8
Average salary £38,750 £28,250 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.16% -11.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £48,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
33 14 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.33% 3.43% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 36
Average salary £38,500 £36,250 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.20% -17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £51,350
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 13 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
3 11 (45.83%) C#
3 11 (45.83%) ISEB
4 8 (33.33%) XML
4 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) Selenium
5 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
6 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Scrum
7 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (16.67%) Reinsurance
8 4 (16.67%) MVC
8 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (16.67%) PMI
8 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
8 4 (16.67%) C++
8 4 (16.67%) HTML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) ClearQuest
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Back Office
2 3 (12.50%) Games
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Advertising
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Training Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
1 8 (33.33%) XML
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) XML Messaging
5 2 (8.33%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.17%) ADO.NET
6 1 (4.17%) COM+
6 1 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) CSS3
6 1 (4.17%) HTML5
6 1 (4.17%) jQuery
6 1 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) WSDL
6 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
6 1 (4.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 4 (16.67%) PMI
1 4 (16.67%) Reinsurance
2 3 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (12.50%) Social Media
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.67%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Wealth Management
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) System Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) C++
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) ISEB
1 11 (45.83%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
2 2 (8.33%) Remedy
2 2 (8.33%) Sybase
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) EMC
3 1 (4.17%) Rally
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Blue Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
QA Ltd
Salary: Competitive package + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago