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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 32 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 1.42% 2.98% 18.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 14.29% 47.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 26
Average salary £28,500 £28,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.78% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £27,700 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £30,100 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
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
11 35 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 7.80% 20.83% 38.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 32 54
Average salary £47,500 £26,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.95% -24.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £18,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £37,500 £35,250
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 26 March 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 (57.14%) Data Security
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) System Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
1 4 (57.14%) Coaching
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) SLA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) Ajax
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) System Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
1 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
1 4 (57.14%) Coaching
1 4 (57.14%) Data Security
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
Exeter
People Source
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago