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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 28 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 1.95% 2.31% 13.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 14.29% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 13
Average salary £32,000 £28,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,600 £28,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +0.65%
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
9 21 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 5.84% 16.15% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 32
Average salary £34,000 £26,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -28.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £18,000 £23,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,500 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML
3 1 (25.00%) COM
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
Exeter, Devon
MSM Software
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum plus paid overtime when authorised
Posted: 11 days ago