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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.49% 3.23% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 20.93% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 3
Average salary £28,250 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.07% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
12 43 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.93% 15.41% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 41 8
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £32,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £43,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 4 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 4 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 1 (8.33%) MVC
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 4 (33.33%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (8.33%) MVC
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Scrum
7 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 1 (8.33%) TDD
7 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Delphi
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
1 4 (33.33%) Juniper
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Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago