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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 55 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.38% 2.87% 2.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.25% 40.68% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 45 9 22
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £35,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
114 59 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.14% 7.06% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 94 39 80
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 - 21 £41,250 - 2
Tewkesbury - 11 £42,500 -
Gloucester -10 10 £50,000 - 1
Cirencester - 2 £17,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.00%) .NET
3 29 (38.67%) C#
4 27 (36.00%) Java
5 22 (29.33%) Finance
6 21 (28.00%) SQL
6 21 (28.00%) SDLC
7 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 18 (24.00%) Linux
8 18 (24.00%) OO
9 17 (22.67%) TDD
10 16 (21.33%) C
11 15 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 14 (18.67%) BDD
12 14 (18.67%) Web Services
13 13 (17.33%) XML
13 13 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (14.67%) UML
14 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
14 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
15 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
15 10 (13.33%) Degree
15 10 (13.33%) MySQL
15 10 (13.33%) Oracle
15 10 (13.33%) C++
15 10 (13.33%) XML Schema
16 8 (10.67%) Spring
16 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
16 8 (10.67%) OOP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 7 (9.33%) WebLogic
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) LDAP
1 7 (9.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (14.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (13.33%) MySQL
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.33%) TKPROF
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.33%) OLTP
4 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Selenium
2 7 (9.33%) Subversion
2 7 (9.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.33%) Mercurial
3 6 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.00%) ReSharper
6 2 (2.67%) Xcode
7 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.33%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.33%) JUnit
7 1 (1.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 22 (29.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Marketing
3 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.00%) Electronics
3 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Back Office
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (26.67%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) Tester
3 11 (14.67%) Test Manager
4 10 (13.33%) Trainer
4 10 (13.33%) Manual Tester
5 9 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.67%) QA Manager
6 8 (10.67%) Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Test Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Programmer
9 4 (5.33%) Quality Manager
9 4 (5.33%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Java Programmer
9 4 (5.33%) QA Test Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Development Project Manager
10 3 (4.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.00%) .NET
2 14 (18.67%) Web Services
3 13 (17.33%) XML
4 10 (13.33%) XML Schema
5 8 (10.67%) Spring
6 7 (9.33%) Middleware
6 7 (9.33%) JPA
6 7 (9.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (9.33%) XSD
6 7 (9.33%) XSLT
6 7 (9.33%) HTML
7 6 (8.00%) J2EE
7 6 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (8.00%) Java EE
8 5 (6.67%) SOAP
9 4 (5.33%) REST
9 4 (5.33%) JSP
10 3 (4.00%) WSDL
11 2 (2.67%) XML Messaging
12 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) W3C
1 7 (9.33%) Replication
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) DTV
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) PMI
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) CentOS
3 5 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.67%) Android
4 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.00%) SDLC
3 18 (24.00%) OO
4 17 (22.67%) TDD
5 15 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 14 (18.67%) BDD
7 13 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (14.67%) UML
8 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.67%) OOP
9 8 (10.67%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Release Management
10 7 (9.33%) BPEL
10 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (9.33%) RUP
10 7 (9.33%) CRM
10 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management
10 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
10 7 (9.33%) OOD
10 7 (9.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.67%) C#
2 27 (36.00%) Java
3 21 (28.00%) SQL
4 16 (21.33%) C
5 10 (13.33%) C++
6 7 (9.33%) PL/SQL
6 7 (9.33%) XPath
6 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.67%) Ruby
9 1 (1.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 8 (10.67%) DV Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (4.00%) ISEB
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.67%) GMP
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (9.33%) Data Guard
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) Oracle
3 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) JDA
5 1 (1.33%) RedPrairie
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