The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 78 68 78
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.55% 1.80% 1.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 23.81% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 13
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £27,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £44,600 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
QA
South West

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 Gloucestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
75 63 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.44% 7.54% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 60 42 64
Average salary £50,000 £47,250 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.82% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,900 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

QA
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

QA Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

QA
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

QA
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham 0 10 £40,000 +42.85% 1
Gloucester +2 6 - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Windows
3 15 (33.33%) Linux
3 15 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.89%) Finance
4 13 (28.89%) qmail
5 12 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 12 (26.67%) Open Source
5 12 (26.67%) Perl
6 11 (24.44%) Apache
6 11 (24.44%) Change Management
6 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
7 10 (22.22%) Selenium
7 10 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (20.00%) Cisco
8 9 (20.00%) SNMP
8 9 (20.00%) SMTP
8 9 (20.00%) LDAP
8 9 (20.00%) UNIX
8 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.00%) ITIL
8 9 (20.00%) Software Deployment
9 8 (17.78%) Degree
9 8 (17.78%) Performance Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
9 8 (17.78%) Scrum
9 8 (17.78%) Squid
9 8 (17.78%) JUnit

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 11 (24.44%) Apache
2 8 (17.78%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.89%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (20.00%) LDAP
2 9 (20.00%) SMTP
2 9 (20.00%) SNMP
3 7 (15.56%) Firewall
4 6 (13.33%) Network Security
5 5 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 5 (11.11%) HTTP
5 5 (11.11%) Kerberos
5 5 (11.11%) LAN
6 4 (8.89%) WAN
6 4 (8.89%) DNS
7 3 (6.67%) Internet
8 2 (4.44%) Intranet
8 2 (4.44%) VPN
9 1 (2.22%) MPLS
9 1 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) MySQL
2 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.89%) DB2
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Selenium
2 8 (17.78%) JUnit
3 7 (15.56%) jMock
3 7 (15.56%) JBehave
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.22%) JMeter
5 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.22%) Ranorex
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) QA Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) QA Automation Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) XML
1 7 (15.56%) Spring
1 7 (15.56%) JSON
1 7 (15.56%) RESTful
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Open Source
2 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Clustering
4 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.44%) DTV
6 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Linux
3 9 (20.00%) UNIX
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.33%) CentOS
5 5 (11.11%) Solaris
6 4 (8.89%) AIX
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
3 11 (24.44%) Change Management
4 9 (20.00%) ITIL
4 9 (20.00%) Software Deployment
5 8 (17.78%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) Performance Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (11.11%) TDD
7 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.11%) Quality Management
8 4 (8.89%) MVC
8 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
9 3 (6.67%) OO
9 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.44%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Perl
2 8 (17.78%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
3 7 (15.56%) Ruby
4 6 (13.33%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) Bourne shell
6 4 (8.89%) C#
6 4 (8.89%) Korn
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) GWAPT
2 1 (2.22%) OSCP
2 1 (2.22%) OSCE
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) CISSP
2 1 (2.22%) CISM
2 1 (2.22%) GCIA
2 1 (2.22%) GSEC
2 1 (2.22%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) qmail
2 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.78%) Squid
4 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (8.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Nagios
1 5 (11.11%) Zenoss
1 5 (11.11%) YUM
1 5 (11.11%) Puppet
1 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
2 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco
4 6 (13.33%) NetApp
4 6 (13.33%) VMware
5 5 (11.11%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) Citrix
5 5 (11.11%) Juniper
6 4 (8.89%) IBM
7 2 (4.44%) SAP
7 2 (4.44%) EPiServer
8 1 (2.22%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
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