The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 50 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 12 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 1.97% 3.12% 7.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 18.75% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 26
Average salary £42,300 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £26,600 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,720 £31,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
QA
South West

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 Devon region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Devon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 64 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Devon 5.41% 16.62% 20.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17 56 73
Average salary £42,300 £30,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.00% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £19,440 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,300 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

QA
Salary Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Devon region.

QA Salary Trend in Devon

QA
Salary Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Devon region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Devon

QA
Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Devon region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +2 1 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Plymouth - 1 £27,500 - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Devon 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 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
3 7 (36.84%) Change Management
3 7 (36.84%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Alfresco
3 7 (36.84%) C#
3 7 (36.84%) HTML
3 7 (36.84%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) CSS
3 7 (36.84%) Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) Open Source
3 7 (36.84%) Software Architecture
3 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (36.84%) Data Architecture
3 7 (36.84%) User Experience
3 7 (36.84%) People Management
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) Data Security
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Devon 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 7 (36.84%) Alfresco
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.26%) InDesign
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Software Development Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Development Manager
1 7 (36.84%) Software Manager
2 6 (31.58%) IT Services Manager
2 6 (31.58%) IT Development Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Service Development Manager
2 6 (31.58%) Service Manager
3 3 (15.79%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Graphic Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Photoshop Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Photoshop Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Graphic Designer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
1 7 (36.84%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Open Source
1 7 (36.84%) User Experience
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) NHS
4 2 (10.53%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
2 7 (36.84%) Change Management
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) Software Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (36.84%) Data Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) People Management
3 4 (21.05%) Data Security
3 4 (21.05%) Validation
3 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
3 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (21.05%) Coaching
3 4 (21.05%) System Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
1 7 (36.84%) Java
1 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.79%) ISEB
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.53%) MCP
4 2 (10.53%) MCSE
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) XenApp
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
2 2 (10.53%) NetApp
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter
Required IT
Salary: £25,000 per year
Posted: 8 days ago