The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 35 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucester 1.94% 2.91% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.86% 33.33% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 5
Average salary £35,250 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.05% -2.29%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,565 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -3.68%
QA
Gloucestershire

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 Gloucester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
28 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucester 10.85% 8.72% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 14
Average salary £35,250 £50,250 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.85% +15.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,625 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

QA
Salary Trend in Gloucester

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

QA Salary Trend in Gloucester

QA
Salary Histogram in Gloucester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Gloucester region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Gloucester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucester 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (58.33%) Change Management
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (50.00%) Nagios
3 6 (50.00%) UNIX
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Solaris
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Apache
3 6 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (50.00%) LDAP
3 6 (50.00%) SMTP
3 6 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (50.00%) HTTP
3 6 (50.00%) Kerberos
3 6 (50.00%) SNMP
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) Perl
3 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 6 (50.00%) Bourne shell
3 6 (50.00%) yum
3 6 (50.00%) Puppet

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucester 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 6 (50.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) LDAP
1 6 (50.00%) SMTP
1 6 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (50.00%) HTTP
1 6 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 6 (50.00%) SNMP
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MySQL
1 6 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Tester
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Solaris
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Change Management
3 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
6 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) People Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
1 6 (50.00%) Python
1 6 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) GWAPT
3 1 (8.33%) OSCP
3 1 (8.33%) OSCE
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) GCIA
3 1 (8.33%) GSEC
3 1 (8.33%) GCIH
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (50.00%) qmail
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Zenoss
1 6 (50.00%) yum
1 6 (50.00%) Puppet
1 6 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
2 1 (8.33%) LogRhythm