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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 61 72
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.62% 2.43% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.27% 23.26% 20.66%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 19
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -41.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £26,350 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
67 86 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 7.83% 10.46% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 42 78 109
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +9 14 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Cheltenham -13 1 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Tewkesbury - 1 £52,500 -
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (50.82%) Scrum
2 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 18 (29.51%) Internet
3 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
4 17 (27.87%) Selenium
5 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (26.23%) Java
5 16 (26.23%) IIS
6 14 (22.95%) JUnit
6 14 (22.95%) XML
7 13 (21.31%) LAN
7 13 (21.31%) jMock
7 13 (21.31%) JSON
7 13 (21.31%) Spring
7 13 (21.31%) RESTful
7 13 (21.31%) JBehave
7 13 (21.31%) Open Source
8 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
8 11 (18.03%) Linux
8 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
8 11 (18.03%) C#
9 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
9 10 (16.39%) Perl
9 10 (16.39%) PHP
9 10 (16.39%) Automated Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Ruby
9 10 (16.39%) jQuery
10 9 (14.75%) Squid
10 9 (14.75%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (26.23%) IIS
2 7 (11.48%) Apache
2 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Photoshop
1 8 (13.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) Internet
2 13 (21.31%) LAN
3 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.20%) LDAP
4 5 (8.20%) DNS
4 5 (8.20%) SMTP
4 5 (8.20%) SNMP
5 4 (6.56%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) Intranet
7 1 (1.64%) MPLS
7 1 (1.64%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Selenium
2 14 (22.95%) JUnit
3 13 (21.31%) jMock
3 13 (21.31%) JBehave
4 8 (13.11%) Axure RP
5 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.92%) JMeter
5 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.92%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.28%) WatiN
6 2 (3.28%) TestComplete
6 2 (3.28%) WATIR
6 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (13.11%) Games
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Developer
2 13 (21.31%) QA Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Test Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) QA Automation Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Automation Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) UI Developer
3 8 (13.11%) UI Programmer
4 6 (9.84%) Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.56%) Tester
6 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) XML
2 13 (21.31%) JSON
2 13 (21.31%) Spring
2 13 (21.31%) RESTful
3 10 (16.39%) jQuery
4 8 (13.11%) HTML5
4 8 (13.11%) CSS3
4 8 (13.11%) DOM
4 8 (13.11%) HTML
4 8 (13.11%) CSS
4 8 (13.11%) Ajax
5 6 (9.84%) .NET
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Open Source
2 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.56%) Clustering
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) DTV
6 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) CentOS
3 6 (9.84%) Windows
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.56%) UNIX
5 4 (6.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.82%) Scrum
2 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.39%) Automated Testing
5 9 (14.75%) OO
6 7 (11.48%) TDD
6 7 (11.48%) OOP
6 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
6 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.20%) Quality Management
8 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.56%) Software Deployment
8 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.56%) ITIL
9 3 (4.92%) MVC
9 3 (4.92%) Information Security
9 3 (4.92%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.92%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Web Development
10 2 (3.28%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) Java
2 11 (18.03%) C#
3 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.39%) Perl
3 10 (16.39%) PHP
3 10 (16.39%) Ruby
4 9 (14.75%) Shell Script
5 7 (11.48%) Delphi
5 7 (11.48%) SQL
6 4 (6.56%) Korn
6 4 (6.56%) C
7 3 (4.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) ISEB
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Squid
1 9 (14.75%) qmail
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.20%) NFS
4 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Tivoli
1 4 (6.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.11%) Adobe
3 8 (13.11%) HP
4 7 (11.48%) VMware
4 7 (11.48%) NetApp
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco
6 4 (6.56%) IBM
7 2 (3.28%) EPiServer
7 2 (3.28%) SAP
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