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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 46 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 42 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.18% 4.59% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.85% 43.30% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 41 21 13
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 £30,700 £34,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,500 £37,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
91 97 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.62% 10.59% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 80 61 73
Average salary £42,250 £35,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -28.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £27,300 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £83,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +13 18 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Tewkesbury +10 10 £42,500 -12.82%
Gloucester -20 7 £50,000 +36.98% 2
Cirencester - 2 £17,000 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) .NET
3 25 (34.72%) C#
3 25 (34.72%) Java
4 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 20 (27.78%) SQL
5 20 (27.78%) Finance
6 19 (26.39%) SDLC
7 18 (25.00%) OO
8 16 (22.22%) TDD
9 15 (20.83%) Linux
9 15 (20.83%) C
10 14 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (18.06%) Web Services
12 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 11 (15.28%) BDD
13 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
13 11 (15.28%) MySQL
14 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (13.89%) Oracle
14 10 (13.89%) C++
14 10 (13.89%) UML
15 9 (12.50%) XML
15 9 (12.50%) XML Schema
15 9 (12.50%) Degree
16 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
16 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
16 8 (11.11%) OOP
16 8 (11.11%) Spring

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Internet
2 6 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) MySQL
2 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.33%) TKPROF
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.33%) OLTP
3 6 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
1 7 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.33%) Mercurial
2 6 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (8.33%) Subversion
3 4 (5.56%) Selenium
4 3 (4.17%) ReSharper
4 3 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.78%) Xcode
6 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.39%) AppScan
6 1 (1.39%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Marketing
3 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.56%) Electronics
3 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Front Office
5 2 (2.78%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Developer
2 14 (19.44%) Tester
3 11 (15.28%) Analyst
4 10 (13.89%) Test Manager
4 10 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 10 (13.89%) Trainer
5 7 (9.72%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) QA Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Manual Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Java Programmer
7 4 (5.56%) Programmer
7 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Development Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (38.89%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) Web Services
3 9 (12.50%) XML
3 9 (12.50%) XML Schema
4 8 (11.11%) Spring
5 7 (9.72%) HTML
6 6 (8.33%) Middleware
6 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.33%) Java EE
6 6 (8.33%) JPA
6 6 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (8.33%) XSD
6 6 (8.33%) XSLT
6 6 (8.33%) J2EE
7 4 (5.56%) JSP
7 4 (5.56%) SOAP
7 4 (5.56%) REST
8 3 (4.17%) WSDL
9 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) W3C
1 6 (8.33%) Replication
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) DTV
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) Statistics
5 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Linux
2 7 (9.72%) CentOS
3 5 (6.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) SDLC
3 18 (25.00%) OO
4 16 (22.22%) TDD
5 14 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.28%) BDD
8 10 (13.89%) UML
8 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (11.11%) OOP
10 7 (9.72%) CRM
10 7 (9.72%) Compatibility Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Load Testing
11 6 (8.33%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (8.33%) High Availability
11 6 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 6 (8.33%) Analytics
11 6 (8.33%) Cyber Security
11 6 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.72%) C#
1 25 (34.72%) Java
2 20 (27.78%) SQL
3 15 (20.83%) C
4 10 (13.89%) C++
5 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (8.33%) XPath
5 6 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) Python
7 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) Ruby
8 1 (1.39%) Delphi
8 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.78%) ISEB
6 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (8.33%) Data Guard
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GE Aviation
Salary: Competitive Salary & Flexible Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
LRS
Salary: Competative Salary
Posted: 23 days ago