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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 3.73% 5.98% 5.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 29.79% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 10
Average salary £24,250 £29,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.37% -22.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £25,000 £33,450
10% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £31,050 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
20 47 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Exeter 12.42% 20.09% 21.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 42 43
Average salary £36,000 £30,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £20,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,764 £35,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 18 December 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 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) System Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Data Security
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) NHS
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.69%) SLA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle

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Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
1 9 (69.23%) Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 4 (30.77%) System Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
2 4 (30.77%) Data Security
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
2 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
4 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) ESRI
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco