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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.69% 2.12% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 22.22% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Average salary £35,250 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.18% -31.25%
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
22 18 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.64% 9.52% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 26
Average salary £40,000 £51,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.95% +28.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 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 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
2 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
2 4 (30.77%) C
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) JMeter
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
3 3 (23.08%) PHP
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
3 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (23.08%) People Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (23.08%) Ranorex
3 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) TestComplete

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (23.08%) JMeter
2 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
2 3 (23.08%) Ranorex
3 2 (15.38%) WATIR
3 2 (15.38%) FitNesse
3 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
3 2 (15.38%) WatiN
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) QA Tester
2 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Development Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
2 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 3 (23.08%) People Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Perl
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft