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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 74 53 75
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.37% 3.25% 1.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.07% 41.94% 21.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 11
Average salary £40,000 £29,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.75% -26.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,050 £27,100 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,550 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
54 62 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.67% 7.76% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 46 51 69
Average salary £53,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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
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 22 October 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
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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 -10 6 £40,500 +44.64% 1
Gloucester 0 1 - - 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Scrum
3 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (32.73%) Internet
5 16 (29.09%) IIS
6 14 (25.45%) Selenium
6 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
7 13 (23.64%) Unit Testing
7 13 (23.64%) LAN
8 12 (21.82%) JUnit
8 12 (21.82%) Java
9 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (20.00%) XML
9 11 (20.00%) Linux
9 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 11 (20.00%) jMock
9 11 (20.00%) JSON
9 11 (20.00%) Spring
9 11 (20.00%) Finance
9 11 (20.00%) RESTful
9 11 (20.00%) JBehave
9 11 (20.00%) Open Source
10 10 (18.18%) jQuery
10 10 (18.18%) Windows
10 10 (18.18%) C#
10 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 9 (16.36%) OO
11 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
11 9 (16.36%) Cisco

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 16 (29.09%) IIS
2 7 (12.73%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (14.55%) Photoshop
2 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) Internet
2 13 (23.64%) LAN
3 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.09%) LDAP
4 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 5 (9.09%) SMTP
4 5 (9.09%) SNMP
5 4 (7.27%) Network Security
5 4 (7.27%) WAN
6 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 2 (3.64%) VPN
6 2 (3.64%) Intranet
7 1 (1.82%) MPLS
7 1 (1.82%) Wireless
7 1 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) DB2
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Selenium
2 12 (21.82%) JUnit
3 11 (20.00%) jMock
3 11 (20.00%) JBehave
4 8 (14.55%) Axure RP
5 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.82%) JMeter
6 1 (1.82%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Games
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) UI Programmer
3 8 (14.55%) UI Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
4 7 (12.73%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.45%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) XML
1 11 (20.00%) JSON
1 11 (20.00%) Spring
1 11 (20.00%) RESTful
2 10 (18.18%) jQuery
3 8 (14.55%) HTML5
3 8 (14.55%) CSS3
3 8 (14.55%) Ajax
3 8 (14.55%) HTML
3 8 (14.55%) CSS
3 8 (14.55%) DOM
4 4 (7.27%) .NET
5 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Open Source
2 8 (14.55%) User Experience
3 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) CentOS
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) AIX
6 4 (7.27%) UNIX
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Scrum
3 14 (25.45%) Test Automation
4 13 (23.64%) Unit Testing
5 9 (16.36%) OO
6 8 (14.55%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.73%) OOP
7 7 (12.73%) TDD
7 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
7 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
8 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.27%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.27%) Software Deployment
9 4 (7.27%) Change Management
9 4 (7.27%) ITIL
10 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Java
2 10 (18.18%) C#
2 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
4 8 (14.55%) Ruby
4 8 (14.55%) Perl
4 8 (14.55%) PHP
5 7 (12.73%) SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Delphi
6 4 (7.27%) Korn
7 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Squid
1 9 (16.36%) qmail
2 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.09%) NFS
4 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Tivoli
1 4 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco
4 8 (14.55%) Adobe
5 7 (12.73%) NetApp
5 7 (12.73%) VMware
6 6 (10.91%) HP
7 4 (7.27%) Citrix
7 4 (7.27%) Juniper
7 4 (7.27%) IBM
8 2 (3.64%) EPiServer
8 2 (3.64%) SAP
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