The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 4.17% 17.24% 5.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.82% 41.67% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 9
Average salary £36,250 £34,000 £27,826
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.61% +22.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £31,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £34,600 £32,660
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Devon

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 Exeter region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Exeter
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 36 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 13.10% 41.38% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 19 36 27
Average salary £22,500 £34,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.82% -18.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,250 £28,250 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

QA
Salary Trend in Exeter

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

QA Salary Trend in Exeter

QA
Salary Histogram in Exeter

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Exeter region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Exeter

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Exeter 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 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) MCP
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) XenServer
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) WSUS
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 2 (22.22%) Firmware
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Exeter 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Support
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Firmware
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) GIS
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) QMS
3 1 (11.11%) CAPA
3 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCP
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (22.22%) CCA
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (22.22%) XenServer
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) ESRI
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp