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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 52 83
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.32% 3.36% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.55% 35.82% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 12
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -28.75%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
55 67 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.72% 9.38% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42 59 99
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 18 September 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
Gloucester -3 4 - - 3
Cheltenham -12 2 £35,250 +28.18%
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.00%) Scrum
3 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 18 (29.03%) Internet
4 18 (29.03%) Selenium
4 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
5 16 (25.81%) Java
5 16 (25.81%) IIS
6 14 (22.58%) JUnit
7 13 (20.97%) XML
7 13 (20.97%) LAN
7 13 (20.97%) jMock
7 13 (20.97%) JSON
7 13 (20.97%) Spring
7 13 (20.97%) RESTful
7 13 (20.97%) JBehave
7 13 (20.97%) Open Source
8 12 (19.35%) C#
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
9 11 (17.74%) Linux
9 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
9 11 (17.74%) Red Hat
10 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
10 10 (16.13%) Perl
10 10 (16.13%) PHP
10 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
10 10 (16.13%) Ruby
10 10 (16.13%) jQuery
11 9 (14.52%) Squid
11 9 (14.52%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (25.81%) IIS
2 7 (11.29%) Apache
2 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Photoshop
1 8 (12.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) Internet
2 13 (20.97%) LAN
3 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.06%) LDAP
4 5 (8.06%) DNS
4 5 (8.06%) SMTP
4 5 (8.06%) SNMP
5 4 (6.45%) WAN
6 2 (3.23%) Intranet
7 1 (1.61%) Wireless
7 1 (1.61%) MPLS
7 1 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) DB2
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) JUnit
3 13 (20.97%) jMock
3 13 (20.97%) JBehave
4 8 (12.90%) Axure RP
5 3 (4.84%) JMeter
5 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.84%) Ranorex
5 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.23%) WatiN
6 2 (3.23%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.23%) WATIR
6 2 (3.23%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (12.90%) Games
2 6 (9.68%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) Test Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) QA Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) QA Automation Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Automation Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) UI Developer
3 8 (12.90%) UI Programmer
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.45%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) XML
1 13 (20.97%) JSON
1 13 (20.97%) Spring
1 13 (20.97%) RESTful
2 10 (16.13%) jQuery
3 8 (12.90%) HTML5
3 8 (12.90%) CSS3
3 8 (12.90%) DOM
3 8 (12.90%) HTML
3 8 (12.90%) CSS
3 8 (12.90%) Ajax
4 6 (9.68%) .NET
5 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Open Source
2 8 (12.90%) User Experience
3 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.06%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.45%) Clustering
5 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.23%) DTV
7 1 (1.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) CentOS
3 6 (9.68%) Windows
4 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.45%) UNIX
5 4 (6.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.00%) Scrum
3 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
4 10 (16.13%) Automated Testing
5 9 (14.52%) OO
6 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.29%) TDD
7 7 (11.29%) OOP
7 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.06%) Quality Management
9 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.45%) Software Deployment
9 4 (6.45%) Coaching
9 4 (6.45%) ITIL
9 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.84%) Information Security
10 3 (4.84%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.84%) MVC
10 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Java
2 12 (19.35%) C#
3 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.13%) Perl
3 10 (16.13%) PHP
3 10 (16.13%) Ruby
4 9 (14.52%) Shell Script
5 7 (11.29%) Delphi
5 7 (11.29%) SQL
6 4 (6.45%) C
6 4 (6.45%) Korn
7 3 (4.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Squid
1 9 (14.52%) qmail
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.06%) NFS
4 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Tivoli
1 4 (6.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) Red Hat
3 8 (12.90%) Adobe
3 8 (12.90%) HP
4 7 (11.29%) VMware
4 7 (11.29%) NetApp
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco
6 4 (6.45%) IBM
7 2 (3.23%) EPiServer
7 2 (3.23%) SAP
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Fasthosts Internet Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Symantec
Salary: Unspecified Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago